The Assistant Dean for Career Development directs and manages the College of Law Career Development Office, serving as a member of the law school's management team to coordinate all employer outreach and recruitment efforts, employment data collection and reporting, career counseling and advising, and program development efforts.
Serves as the primary liaison between the College of Law, its students and alumni, and potential employers on a state, regional and national scale.
Responsible for all planning and management for the Career Development Office, including all operations and staffing matters.
Develops new contacts with external organizations for the purpose of expanding employment opportunities for students and alumni. This includes identifying and bringing job opportunities to the College of Law, developing a comprehensive recruitment program, visiting potential employers in various cities and fields on a frequent basis (a minimum of two trips per month) and conducting appropriate employer follow-up.
Continually evaluates current market trends and hiring practices to seek ideas for new job search strategies; evaluates feasibility and potential of non-traditional job opportunities; and recommends new ideas and initiatives to law school administration.
Manages the collection, management and reporting of graduate employment data to ensure the law school complies with all placement reporting requirements, including to the American Bar Association for accreditation purposes, ensuring compliance with recordkeeping requirements for audit purposes.
Maintains statistical information on student and graduate employment and generates monthly reports to the Dean and other administrators and faculty as needed.
Reviews and supervises the on-campus recruitment and interviewing processes as well as resume referral program and job posting services for current students and alumni.
Provides career advising expertise to students and alumni regarding the job search process, interviewing, resume and cover letter writing, and other facets of career planning and development. Conducts workshops, seminars, and presentations to students, faculty, alumni employers and other groups.
Closely coordinates communication with the Dean and others to ensure that the Career Development Office is meeting the needs of the College and its students, alumni and employers.
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J.D. degree and minimum five years of experience in a field directly related to career development and planning, employer/college relations, recruitment, staffing, employment, and/or other human resources concern.
Thorough understanding of and commitment to the goals and responsibilities of a centralized law school career services model
Supervisory, management and relationship-building skills
Strategic planning/visioning aptitude
Creativity, good judgment and professionalism
Effective organizational and management skills
Strong written and presentation skills
Aptitude for collecting/maintaining/interpreting data and generating reports
Nationwide professional contacts in the legal employment sector
Demonstrated public relations/marketing abilities
Experience and interest working with student populations
Availability for frequent travel and attendance at events outside of regular working hours
Participation in local and state legal and/or civic organizations.
According to ABA data for the class of 2015, Florida State is the #1 law school in Florida in terms of job placement. Preparing graduates to succeed in their careers is the most important thing we do. We also are known for our world class faculty, our successful and friendly student body, and our location in Tallahassee that gives students a wide variety of opportunities to gain legal experience. Our students like their experiences at our law school and the careers we help them launch.