The Advisor and Associate Director of Career Services provides and coordinates career and academic advising for students and graduates of the College of Law. The Advisor and Associate Director is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the administration, planning, and implementation of programming for J.D. students, LL.M. students, and graduates of the law school. This includes, but is not limited to, helping students: develop short-term and long-term private and public sector career, academic, and professional goals; choose academic courses and experiential programs so that they may graduate in a timely manner; and otherwise maximize their law school experience. This Advisor and Associate Director also assumes leadership for helping students adopt best practices to succeed in law school and the legal profession and pass the bar exam on their first attempt, designing and implementing programming to encourage academic achievement for students. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, understanding of the legal profession and legal career paths, and the ability to work in a team environment.
Juris Doctor and legal practice experience of at least three years or equivalent knowledge of potential career paths for law students, including knowledge of private and non-profit law firms, judicial clerkships, public interest, government practice, and in-house legal positions.
Strong emotional intelligence and listening skills, as evidenced by training in education, counseling, or mental health; a record of pro bono work with vulnerable populations; or other professional development training.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to counsel one-on-one, to lead large group programs, and to develop website and printed material for both students and faculty members. The ability to use and refine electronic databases to monitor student progress.
A proven track record of creative problem-solving and success working in a team environment.