Cornell Law School seeks a Director for our Office of Judicial Engagement and Professional Development (OJEPD). Reporting to the Law School’s Assistant Dean for Judicial Engagement and Professional Development, the Director will support the activities of the office, and be responsible for the following:
Delivering comprehensive career advising to students and alumni interested in pursuing post-graduate clerkships with state and federal judges.
Developing and presenting programs to educate candidates on employment opportunities with the judiciary.
Liaising with visiting judges and traveling to judges’ chambers to enhance employment opportunities for students and alumni.
Managing the clerkship recommendation letter process by editing letters, corresponding with recommendation writers, and overseeing an administrative assistant’s work in support of this process.
Reviewing and creating electronic resources including weekly eNewsletter and web pages.
To be considered, please submit both a cover letter and a resume. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 23, 2020.
The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience, including the following:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 to 4 years in higher education administration or legal practice, or equivalent.
Strong interpersonal skills and interest in working with job seekers.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, professional maturity, and tact under pressure.
High-quality organizational and analytical skills.
Related Skills and Knowledge Desired:
Preference for a JD degree.
Previous experience as judicial clerk.
Experience in and knowledge of legal professional development programming.
Excel, Qualtrics, and web-content-editing skills.
Internal Number: WDR-00022653
About Cornell Law School
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