The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law invites applications for an Assistant Dean of Career Services.
This role works with students, prospective employers, faculty and alumni to place students in legal and law-related employment. Provides employment/career services for Juris Doctor and graduate students. Compiles and reports accurate employment data to the ABA, NALP and similar entities as required. Administers all activities relating to Career Services functions. Teaches classes and seminars related to career planning and professionalism.
Minimum qualifications include J.D. degree with significant New Hampshire practice experience; Familiarity with legal, business and marketplace influences impacting law practice hiring; Ability to deal effectively with the public and work cooperatively with faculty, administration and staff; Ability to supervise others effectively; Ability to maintain accurate and timely records and reports; Excellent oral and written communications skills; Broad base of professional legal and business contacts; and Ability to communicate clearly with and relate to law students.
Additional preferred qualifications include the ability to use existing contacts to market law student placements with attorneys, law firms, businesses, governmental agencies, the judiciary, public interest groups and other legal employers; Previous experience with law-related hiring; Law school or graduate level student mentoring experience; Knowledge of court systems, law firm practices relating to hiring; Ability to counsel/teach students the skills and abilities necessary to complete a successful job search; Ability to interact with a variety of constituencies; Ability to create effective business and marketing plan and implement it; Ability to create, write, and maintain effective marketing tools for career placement services; Work closely with students to improve job search skills and materials; Maintain professional demeanor; Work independently and exercise good judgment; Maintain positive approach under pressure.
UNH Law is situated in Concord, the capital of New Hampshire. Concord is approximately an hour’s drive from Boston, the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, and the White Mountains. It is part of the University of New Hampshire, a major research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH’s main campus is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast. UNH has a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with more than 600 full-time faculty, and offers 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.
About University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law
Practice-Driven Legal Education for the 21st CenturyWe were founded to train lawyers for the information age. That was in 1973 — we were a little ahead of our time. And we continue to be — our practice-oriented approach includes the nation’s first and only bar-exam alternative program, a faculty of accomplished attorneys who bring extensive practice experience into the classroom, and celebrated legal residency and clinic programs that afford our students extensive real-world experience at major firms and organizations prior to graduation. Oh, and we also happen to have a 4.2:1 student to full-time faculty ratio that fosters mentorship and an engaging community environment.