Advise and counsel all J.D., Paralegal, LL.M., Masters in Jurisprudence (M.J.) students and alumni seeking internships, post-graduate opportunities, or advice on career transitions
Guide students through self-evaluation, goal-setting, and career exploration and provide information on career options and job search strategies
Review, edit, and provide feedback on student/alumni resumes and cover letters
Help students identify required job competencies and prepare them for job interviews using hypothetical and behavioral questions
Conduct mock interviews
Assist in the coordination of on and off campus job fairs
Take a lead role in the execution of the Fall and Spring on/off campus recruiting (OCI) program including employer outreach, management of the Symplicity online application process, and coordination of student and employer communications. Assist in supervision of support staff for OCI-related duties
Assist in the development, organization, marketing, and presentation of professional development programming, job skill development workshops, and career seminars on various traditional practice areas or opportunities in emerging employment markets, which may include evening programming
Assist with the employment data collection process for internal and external reporting including, but not limited to, surveying, follow-up with recent graduates, data input, and tracking of outcomes
Create and design career development publications, newsletters, handouts, social media messaging and other publications
Keep abreast of local, regional and national hiring trends relevant to JD, paralegal, LL.M., and M.J. students
Assist in the development and execution of employer outreach plans including employer visits, networking at local and national bar association events, or attendance at NALP annual conference, which may include travel.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Career Development
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Education/Training and Experience Required):
Excellent writing and editing skills
Excellent public speaking skills
5-7 years of career services professional experience or the equivalent degree or experience in counseling, higher education administration, coaching, or a related field
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, support and professional staff, faculty, and employers.
Knowledge of legal industry career trends and hiring practices
Knowledge of career development issues relevant to first-generation and/or diverse students
Familiarity with social media and other communication and marketing strategies
Must be organized, flexible, and able to handle several tasks simultaneously.
Strong project management skills and attention to detail
Superior interpersonal and relationship management skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to use Symplicity, Microsoft Office suite products, SurveyMonkey
Internal Number: 492415
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We emphasize applied learning and community engagement with a new curriculum and pedagogical model that gives every student frequent opportunities for expression and feedback. Our distinctive experiential and interdisciplinary signature programs give students additional opportunities to specialize in corporate law, environmental law, family and health law, and advocacy. We emphasize the tools students need to do what lawyers do best: help those who face legal challenges needing practical solutions. We lead in public service, professional training, and continuing legal education. We teach with purpose to make a real difference for our students, our alumni, and our extended legal community.