Director of Alumni Counseling and Career Development
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
May 17, 2018
Hiring Range: Mid $70K to low
Full Time - Experienced
Career Development, Legal Education
The Director of Career Development for Alumni provides strategic direction and support to the Assistant Dean for Career Development in a fast-paced, collegial environment. The Director manages the professional development and job search efforts to facilitate the employment of students and alumni, with an emphasis on graduating students and recent alumni. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Career Development.
Supports the Assistant Dean for Career Development in the management of the Office’s programs and objectives targeting student and alumni employment.
Takes an active approach to counseling individual students and alumni on all phases of their job searches to secure employment, working in close collaboration with other counseling staff.
Plans and implements educational professional development programming to assist students and recent graduates in developing their career plan, advancing their job search and connecting with alumni, members of the practicing bar, and potential employers.
Works closely with Assistant Dean, the Data & Resources Specialist and counseling team to help implement and ensure the Office’s compliance with graduate employment data collection and reporting protocols required by the American Bar Association for ABA-accredited law schools.
Utilizes CDO databases and resources to document, monitor and help report annual graduate employment outcomes.
Monitors the legal job market, making the data, trends and best practices researched an integral part of the career advising information that the Office communicates to students and graduates.
Develops and oversees the production of electronic and printed materials related to the job search and employment, including information used for job search guides and web resources.
Develops and maintains contacts with legal employers, and national and regional professional organizations such as the American Bar Association (ABA), the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and local bar associations.
Assist the Assistant Dean for Career Development in other matters as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The qualified candidate will have knowledge of best practices in the field, strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, and a demonstrated willingness to motivate and assist students and alumni in all aspects of their professional development.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Bachelor’s degree in Counseling and/or related field. JD or Master’s degree in Counseling preferred and can be substituted for relevant experience.
7 years experience spent progressively building a background in the various departmental functions with at least 3 years of experience at a leadership level.
Internal Number: 180000QY
About University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law began regular instruction in 1824. It is one of the oldest law schools in the nation, but its innovative programs make it one of the liveliest and most dynamic today. Maryland Carey Law stands among five other professional schools on the University of Maryland, Baltimore's flagship graduate school campus. It has taken advantage of this location to become an integral part of the Baltimore-Washington legal community.
Maryland Carey Law seeks to promote a more just society by educating outstanding lawyers, by advancing understanding of law and legal institutions, and by enhancing access to justice. Through excellence in teaching, we seek to prepare students for productive leadership and professional success in a wide range of careers and to promote in both students and faculty the highest standards of public and professional service. Maryland Carey Law is housed in the Nathan Patz Law Center, a state-of-the-art complex that opened in 2002. In this facility, simulation and clinical courses make extensive use of advanced audio-visual technology. Students use the school's many computers for research, writing, clinical work, a...nd computer-assisted learning. Our professional staff in the offices of Admissions, Academic Achievement, Student Affairs, Career Development, and elsewhere are committed to helping students make the most of their law school experience.