Emory University School of Law is seeking an Associate Director of Career Services to assist our students as they seek employment opportunities throughout their law school career. At Emory Law, we strive for a world in which law provides a common framework for courageous leaders to engage our most complex social and economic challenges and to achieve positive social transformation by advancing the rule of law.
The successful candidate will enjoy working in an often fast-paced environment, in a role that calls for considerable self-directed initiative. In addition, they will have warmth and approachability, solid judgment, and the ability to plan, meet deadlines, and multitask. Some evening and occasional weekend work, as well as some local and out-of-state travel will be required.
Career Advising & Metrics Reporting
Counsel law students with respect to career planning, resume preparation, development of cover letters, etc.
Meet individually with students in identifying career paths and helpful career-related resources
Assist students in development of interview/job search skills and networking skills
Conduct regular outreach to all assigned students to encourage engagement with the Center ( e.g. informing students about job opportunities and networking opportunities that correlate with their unique interests)
Connect students with appropriate employers
Prepare twice-a-month Career Center email updates while school is in session, and as needed over breaks
Maintain advising notes in Symplicity for assigned students and work with Recruiting Manager and Sr. Director to deliver reports on a variety of advising-based metrics
Meet regularly with leadership regarding employment status of students; prepare reports for meetings
Hold weekly “Quick Question Hour” advising in Student Commons
Meet as requested with prospective and admitted students
Lead or assist in planning and executing a full range of educational programs for students
Select topics, obtain speakers and assure that all arrangements are made for rooms, audio/visual, food and beverage and publicity for all assigned events
Create any appropriate materials or handouts
Advise Practice Societies with developing educational programming
Resources Draft or update career-related resources produced by the Center (e.g. Career Strategy Guide, job search timelines)
If needed, assist with certain management components of our recruitment programs (e.g. employer recruiting; communication to students regrading logistics of the job fair; attending an off-campus job fair; interfacing with consortium members)
Welcome employers during on-campus interviews
Conduct outreach to students with respect to employer “matchings” according to department matching policy
Participate in “mining” for job postings in our target markets
Internal Relationship Building
Work as a team player – collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, students, and administrators from diverse backgrounds
Build and maintain strong relationships with our constituents, including practice society leaders, students, alumni, employers, and other law school career services professionals
Other Duties as Assigned
Exhibits willingness and service orientation when assigned additional duties
Internal Number: 36140
About Emory School of Law
Emory Law is a top-ranked law school defined by creativity and innovation in legal education. Located in Atlanta, it enrolls students from throughout the United States and the world pursuing juris doctor, juris master, master of laws, doctor of juridical science, and master of comparative law degrees. Emory Law alumni work across the globe as leaders in law, business, government, philanthropy, and education. Emory Law strives for a world in which law provides a common framework for courageous leaders to engage our most complex social and economic challenges and to achieve positive social transformation by advancing the rule of law.