The Assistant Director is responsible for the career advising needs of a section of approximately 120 J.D. students in each class. The successful candidate will work with each student in the section to: provide proactive individualized career guidance; develop a career plan and strategy; and collect and maintain detailed employment data. Responsibilities will include: 1) Student Counseling - this individual will assist the counseling staff by advising students on an individual basis, conducting group trainings, reviewing and editing student materials (e.g., resumes, cover letters), and conducting mock interviews. Experience in the private sector is preferred. 2) Small/mid-sized firm recruiting - this individual will conduct outreach to private sector employers in the small/mid-sized firm setting, including discussion of internship and post-graduate opportunities for students and engagement in educational programs on the part of the firms. 3) Alumni Engagement– this individual will conduct outreach to Law Center alumni and supporters to create a network of practitioners willing to mentor students. Because of interaction with lawyers outside the Law Center, the need to track and maintain records of the network, and the importance of working with other departments at the school, the individual will have experience working across offices, will have proficiency with Excel and/or database creation/maintenance, and knowledge of social media platforms; experience with community-building and/or sales and/or fundraising is preferred.
A high level of professionalism and follow-though is imperative with this position due to the level of interaction with students and employers. Their satisfaction or dissatisfaction may determine employer interest in participating in our programs, and therefore, recruiting GULC graduates.
The advisor will have a high level of interaction with students, graduates, and employers. A service mindset is essential.
J.D. Required. Prior legal experience or prior counseling background and/or experience working with law students required. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated interpersonal skills; and team approach to problem solving. Strong attention to detail. Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively. Must be able to work across teams.
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