The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Career Development Advisor, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law's [R0113171]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Career Development Advisor provides comprehensive job search services to students and alumni of the William S. Boyd School of Law. The Advisor is a generalist and provides individual career counseling to students and alumni, develops Career Development Office (CDO) resource materials, reviews resumes and cover letters, keeps current on job trends and avenues of job search techniques, assists with employment outcomes reporting, and creates and executes programming designed to educate students about legal employment opportunities.
This position requires a Juris Doctor degree and at least 1-2 years of related professional experience.
Ability to work independently, to effectively communicate with students and alumni, and to accurately track employment trends and outcomes. Knowledge of legal resume and cover letter format, legal processes, inner workings of public and private sector employment opportunities, in-state and out-of-state job search techniques and methods and procedures for seeking professional legal employment. Excellent organizational skills, oral communication and presentation skills. Attention to detail is required as well as strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills. Basic computer skills, including knowledge of Symplicity, Word and Excel and experience with databases and web-based programs.
Candidate should possess a positive attitude, team-player mentality, compassion, and passion for helping law students reach their professional goals.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Review of candidates' materials will begin on January 25, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Rachael Adair, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "[R0113171]" in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.
Internal Number: R0113171
About University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
The Boyd School of Law has a number of programs which prepare students for legal practice.
Lawyering Process Program - During this required three-semester program, students develop skills in legal research, analysis and writing as well as oral advocacy, client interviewing, counseling, and negotiation.
Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution - This program provides law students with professional training in the theory and practice of dispute resolution and provides information and educational opportunities to facilitate the resolution of public and private sector disputes imbued with the public interest.
Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic - This innovative, interdisciplinary program gives student attorneys the chance to work under faculty supervision to provide high-quality representation to children, youths, and adults. Clinical areas include appellate, mediation, small business, family justice, immigration, education advocacy, and juvenile justice.
Society of Advocates - Through this co-curricular organization, students represent the school in national and international interscholastic advocacy competitions. Students receive advanced training in oral advocacy, negotiation ...and counseling skills, complex analysis and writing. This scholastic preparation transfers to the assignments students receive when they begin to practice. Our students have the confidence and experience to formulate complex arguments, competently advise a client, and negotiate effectively on behalf of a client.