Harvard Law School's Office of Career Services seeks an Assistant Director for Career Services. This position interacts extensively with highly talented students and alumni, works collaboratively with a dynamic and creative Career Services staff and is involved in the day-to-day operations of a vital and fast-paced service oriented office. The Assistant Director reports to the Assistant Dean for Career Services. Responsibilities include the following:
Advises and counsels JD students on all aspects of their career and professional development
Manages and coordinates all OCS career programming and professional development programming for JD students including live programming, podcasts, webcasts and related online content
Assists with office outreach and marketing of the law school to potential employers and has oversight for the office employer data base
Supervises management of resource library and evaluate new technologies for the office
Assists with collection of student and graduate employment data and preparation of statistical employment information for internal reports as well as external reports to organizations including, but not limited to, NALP, ABA and US News
Hires and supervises OCS peer advisors and serves as a liaison to student groups
Serves as primary point person for all office special projects and new initiatives
JD and minimum three years of private sector law practice experience or relevant administrative and supervisory experience in academia, law firm or industry setting.
Prior experience working in a career services office advising students is strongly preferred.
Record of leadership and managerial accomplishments along with a demonstrated capacity for effective collaboration and communication with students, faculty, employers, and administrators.
Superior presentation, written communication and organizational skills.
Experienced in team building, project management, and information technology.
Knowledge of the national, private sector employment markets.
Candidates with at least seven or more years of relevant professional experience working as a counselor or administrator in a legal, academic or business setting may be considered for a grade 58.
Additional Salary Information: This is a Grade 57 Candidates with at least seven or more years of relevant professional experience working as a counselor or administrator in a legal, academic or business setting may be considered for a grade 58.
Internal Number: 47473BR
About Harvard Law School Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Services (OCS) is a team of advisors and recruitment professionals who work with current students, alumni and employers with a focus on private sector careers and judicial clerkships. We work closely with our sister office, the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA), who advise students and alumni on public sector career pursuits.
The following provides a summary of the many services and resources offered by OCS.
• Career Advising
• Individual career counseling on a range of topics including but not limited to:
• Self Assessment
• Job search strategies
• Mock interviews
• Resume and cover letter review
• Career transitions
• Evaluation of offers
Our advisors, all of whom have law degrees and years of practice experience, are available daily for one-on-one appointments. In addition to this, we offer:
• Walk-in advising hours for quick questions
• 3L Peer Advisors, who offer a student perspective
• Career Programming
• Career programs and panels exploring legal practice areas and settings, professional development, practical aspects of the job search and how to succeed on the job. We offer webcasts and podcasts so students c...an have access to this information any time.
The OCS recruitment team works year round with employers to coordinate on-campus interviews and other job search programs, such as:
• Early Interviewing Program (EIP)
• Fall Interview Program (FIP)
• Spring Interviewing Program (SIP)
• International Summer Employment Program (ISEP), for students interested in working overseas
• Overseas Trained LL.M. Student Interview Program
OCS website, one of the most comprehensive in the country, which contains articles and information on a broad range of student career topics ranging from career exploration to interviewing, networking and to succeeding on the job
• Hire Ground, which provides helpful advice and the latest trends in legal hiring
• The Bench, focusing on judicial clerkships