Job No: 493612 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Career Center
Position Summary: The Assistant Director, Office of Career Services (OCS)/Center for Public Service Law (CPSL) will assist in running the day-to-day operations of this fast-paced Office of Career Services, with a particular emphasis on public service programs. The Center for Public Service Law is housed within the Office of Career Services, which provides career counseling to all Cardozo students and alumni.
The Assistant Director’s primary responsibilities will be to counsel students interested in public service opportunities and to develop and administer public interest programs including those related to summer and post-graduate fellowships as well as New York State’s pro bono requirement. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for counseling students with a broad array of career goals.
Counsel JD & LLM students and alumni on job search strategies and career development, with a particular emphasis on public service careers
Organize and present panel discussions and informational programs on public service topics
Administer various programs including the Summer Funding Programs, Post-Graduate Public Service Fellowship Program, and Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Develop and manage pro bono and community service projects for students
Assist with the communications of the CPSL through social media platforms, newsletters and the website
Engage in outreach to public service employers
Experience & Educational Background:
3-5 years prior related experience
J.D. required; some legal practice in public service strongly preferred
Some counseling or recruitment related experience strongly preferred
Skills & Competencies:
Demonstrated interest and experience in public service law
Strong interpersonal, organizational and public speaking skills
Demonstrated commitment to working with students
Familiarity with public sector legal employers
Ability to work effectively as part of a collegial team
Seeks to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems
Superior communication skills in one-on-one conversations, groups, and written materials
Identifies, defines and analyzes information and situations before recommending a course of action
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.