The Assistant Dean of Career Development position in the Career Development Office (CDO) is that of an energetic professional, whose leadership, creativity, vision and interpersonal talents will enable him or her: to articulate a positive, compelling vision of the UNC School of Law Career Development Office and its programs; to engage others in helping create that vision; and to form alliances with key law school constituents (including students, faculty, administrators, alumni and employees). This position will develop and manage complex, multi-faceted, market-oriented strategies geared toward creation of alliances and work opportunities to benefit UNC Law Students and maximize employment outcomes, including having oversight of duties and responsibilities of CDO staff. In addition to analyzing and interpreting data and metrics of current trends in legal professions and the legal job market, this individual will utilize data to comply with mandatory reporting requirements set by the American Bar Association (ABA), National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP), and the US News and World Reports publication. The Assistant Dean will develop and implement short and long-term goals to achieve maximum employment success and outcomes for over 600 students and review current CDO curriculum and programs to ensure alignment with departmental goals and strategies. These strategies and service plans extend to our more than 11,000 alumni; additionally, this position also works with a diverse group of students, faculty, alumni, members of the bar, and legal professions to enhance employment opportunities for law students and will represent the UNC School of Law at national and local legal conferences.
Requires at least five years of experience working in various legal or law-related settings and the relevant skills to counsel law students; or, five to six years’ experience as a career counselor working with students, lawyers or other professional groups and direct experience designing complex programs.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an American Bar Association-approved law school is required.
Application deadline is April 30, 2019.
About University of North Carolina School of Law
UNC School of Law was founded in 1845 and is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first state-supported university. The school has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1928.
Carolina Law prepares outstanding lawyers and leaders to serve the people and institutions of North Carolina, the nation and the world. Home to numerous centers and initiatives, the school offers strong expertise in civil rights, banking, environmental law, intellectual property, entrepreneurial and securities law, critical studies, bankruptcy and constitutional inquiry.