Assistant Dean for Career Services - Penn State Law
Pennsylvania State University
Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Juris Doctor
Internal Number: 3134305
JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Penn State Law in University Park is seeking an Assistant Dean for Career Services to contribute to and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive career development program for J.D. students including student counseling and coaching, job search resources, programming, networking opportunities, on-campus interview programs and job fairs, and professional readiness. In addition, the Assistant Dean will implement and contribute to strategies and tactics to instill confidence among the student body. The Assistant Dean for Career Services' portfolio will include but is not limited to:
Contribute to and implement a strategic plan to increase and improve employment outcomes for all class years of J.D. students
Evaluating, hiring, managing, and training Career Services counselors and staff, and making recommendations for roles and responsibilities within the office
Collaborating with Communications staff to develop targeted and multi-platform communications plans for current students, alumni, and employers
Utilizing data collection and tracking systems and making data-informed decisions for employer outreach, alumni outreach, and other CSO initiatives
Overseeing the management of employer data
Effectively managing and overseeing the reporting of employment data to external constituencies
Keeping abreast of industry trends, patterns, and norms
Coordinating with students and internal and external partners to identify and match students with job opportunities and networking contacts
Establishing a judicial clerkship application and recommendation program
Collaborating with Development and Alumni Relations to connect students with Penn State Lawyers network
Contributing to 1L Professional Development course
Developing, overseeing, and implementing appropriate career related programming including panels and workshops
The Assistant Dean should have a deep understanding of the legal employment market across public, private, and non-profit sectors. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong management and leadership experience, excellent writing and presentation skills, creative problem solving, and superior relationship-building skills. The Assistant Dean will be an effective leader and role model for professionalism.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in legal recruitment, employee relations, professional development, law practice, law school career services, or a related field. Experience in law school administration or with a legal employer is essential. A J.D. is strongly preferred. A high level of technological acumen and knowledge of databases, data management, Excel, social media platforms, and CRM technology is desired.
Light travel is expected, as is occasional evening/weekend work (e.g. alumni-relations events, admitted student days, some CSO programming).
Penn State Law is located on The Pennsylvania State's University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania. University Park houses the University's central administration, its renowned graduate and undergraduate programs, and its NCAA Division I Athletics Department. Often referred to as Happy Valley, State College - the town in which the University Park campus is located - is a quintessential college town that offers residents many of the amenities of a larger urban environment in a clean, safe, and welcoming setting. Centrally located between several major metropolitan areas, State College is within a few hours' drive of New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. With a diverse population made up largely of Penn State faculty and staff, State College is consistently ranked among the nation's smartest, safest, and most livable cities.
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.
Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
EEO IS THE LAW
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