The Director of Career Services and Student Life is responsible for managing the Career Services and Student Life Offices and staff. Career Services provides an important service to law students that comports with the mission of the university. The Career Services and Student Life functions create and implement comprehensive career planning and job search guidance for students and graduates, as well as overseeing student organizations.
1. Supervise Career Services and Student Life staff by the following activities:
Provide necessary tools to staff to enhance work performance.
Delegate projects as needed.
Ensure efficient workflow.
2. Provide career counseling through the following activities:
Counsel students and alumni on an individual and group basis regarding career planning and job search strategies, including self-assessment, networking, and professional skills development.
Create short and long-term action plans and follow-up with students as needed regarding the steps to complete action plans.
Review resumes and cover letters for students and alumni, including first-year students through the Legal Writing and Research classes, conduct mock employment interviews, and advise law students about interviewing, networking, and job search techniques.
Keep abreast of NALP regulations and legal market trends reported by NALP and other related organizations. Advise law students about current market trends regarding legal and alternative employers.
Actively encourage law students to utilize the Career Resources Library and guide students to the information within the resources.
3. Work with the 40 student organizations and student government (Student Bar Association, or SBA) by:
Review, develop, maintain and administer student life policies, procedures and practices which foster and promote student engagement through social outlets and which support the educational program of the law school.
Supervise the preparation of the student government and student organization budgets to ensure available dollars are effectively utilized by each organization.
Oversee event approvals, reimbursements, and general operations of the organizations.
Plan and direct goals, objectives, and daily activities/events.
Lead and direct the Interclub Council, consisting of the executive boards of each organization.
Other tasks necessary when dealing with student organizations or SBA
4. Responsible for planning and implementing co-curricular and extracurricular student life programs for all students with the ultimate goal of enhancing student satisfaction and success, including but not limited to:
Barry Law Family Day.
Pro Bono Fair.
Professor of the Year event.
Semester lunch and dinner events.
5. Plan and provide programming:
Develop and implement career path and professionalism programs that support students and alumni with career planning and job search efforts. Programs will include informational sessions, panel discussions including practitioners, and interactive workshops regarding the private and public sector jobs, judicial clerkships, and non-traditional jobs.
Draft comprehensive handouts regarding various aspects of the career planning process, to be utilized with or separately from programs.
Oversee and provide content for social media outlets.
6. Judicial Clerkship Programming:
Coordinate and implement a judicial clerkship counseling program, including: publish annual Judicial Clerkship Guide, updating as needed; coordinate and conduct Judicial Clerkship information session and former clerk panel annually.
Establish and maintain a long-term Judicial Clerkship program by tracking students who are interested in and pursuing clerkships, maintaining a database of alumni who have completed a clerkship and/or are currently employed as a judicial law clerk.
Develop an outreach program to foster a pipeline with local, state, and federal courts by attending or participating in bench/bar conferences, judicial conferences, or other appropriate events involving the judiciary.
7. Professional Development
Seek appropriate professional development activities related to the role of Director as well as for the department staff members.
Maintain National Association for Law Placement (NALP) primary membership.
Participate in NALP activities to promote professional development and enhance the law school’s visibility on the national stage.
8. Statistical Reporting
Gather and prepare employment statistics for internal and external constituencies by managing annual outreach project.
9. External Outreach
Reach out to external legal community (including alumni, legal employers, and recruiters) to develop relationships and facilitate semester recruiting programs and resume collections.
Participate in legal field professional associations and regularly attend related events.
Direct all aspects of on-campus interviews and resume collection programs.
Collaborate with school Marketing Representative to create advertising materials as needed; direct communication campaigns through forecasting target markets,
Oversee budget planning for the department by monitoring departmental spending and tracking expenses.
Maintain departmental p-card for purchases and reconcile monthly.
Juris doctorate (J.D.) required.
2-4 years law firm recruiting and/or staffing experience is preferred.
Ability to analyze economic and job markets, notice changes, anticipate changes, and modify department operations as needed.
High level of project and process management skills.
Ability to communicate in writing and orally to various levels- students, alumni, staff, faculty, lawyers, judges, employers, general public.
Experience in a teaching, instructor, guidance or counseling role.
Internal Number: R0002702
About Barry University
Barry University is a private Catholic institution with a history of academic excellence. Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry University now offers more than 100 undergraduate, master, professional, and doctoral degree programs. Barry University provides a nurturing environment built on strong values, mutual respect, and collaborative service to the community.
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is the only Dominican Law School in the United States and the first American Law School to be part of a university founded by religious women. The School of Law endeavors to offer a quality legal education in a caring environment with a religious dimension so that study and reflection lead to informed action and a commitment to social justice leads to collaborative service. The School of Law promotes the highest standards of ethics and competence in the practice of law and other pursuits. The School of Law seeks to challenge students to embrace intellectual, personal, ethical, spiritual, ecological, and social responsibilities in an atmosphere of academic freedom. The program strives to equip its graduates to apply the knowledge, values, and skills they ac...quire to enhance personal growth, the legal profession, the judicial system, society, and the Earth community. Within its Catholic Dominican tradition, the School of Law values matters of faith through religious freedom. The School of Law seeks to enhance diversity in our community and the profession and endorses recruitment and retention of members of underrepresented groups, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, in order to create a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body.