Associate Director OR Director for Private Practice Programs
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 2200013F
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is seeking an Associate Director or Director for Private Practice Programs within the Career Development Office (CDO). This position will be filled at the Associate Director or Director level depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications. The selected candidate will provide legal recruiting services to prospective employers and in advising students in career planning and obtaining employment. This position will coordinate and conduct recruiting programs. The incumbent also will actively advise students on all aspects of their job search to gain legal experience and employment in the private sector, with an emphasis on proactive outreach and monitoring of students’ job search progress. Additionally, the incumbent will work with the CDO team to coordinate and market its educational programs, resources and events to prepare students for the legal hiring process and pursuing a broad array of legal career paths and employment.
UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, personal leave, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).
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Take part in the execution of the CDO’s critical functions by collaborating with departmental staff, counseling students, actively contributing to student programming efforts, and directing legal recruiting programs.
Administer fall and spring recruiting initiatives, which include interview programs, resume collections and job fairs, and related preparatory programs.
Assist in the development of marketing initiatives to expand and foster hiring relationships with potential employers, increasing awareness about the School of Law’s competitive academic program and student body, and the Career Development Office’s recruiting programs and services.
Expand the CDO’s employer contacts by developing working relationships with recruiting personnel and hiring attorneys at law firms and corporations to increase participation of their organizations in CDO recruiting programs and expand employment opportunities for students and recent graduates.
Counsel day division and evening division students on how to prepare job search application materials, interview preparation and developing effective short- and long-term job search strategies to for specific employment outcomes and legal career paths.
Develop strategies and resources to aid counseling of students with practice-specific interests.
Devise strategies to promote the CDO’s job opportunities and job search resources to students, utilizing innovative messaging, e-communications and social media.
Plan and collaborate with counselors to present career panels, presentations, and other learning opportunities to educate students about legal career paths.
Assist the Assistant Dean in other matters as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required. Juris Doctor or Master’s degree strongly preferred.
Five (5) years of experience in career services, legal recruiting experience, or advising law students on legal employment opportunities.
Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.
Juris Doctor required.
Seven (7) years of experience in career services, legal recruiting experience, or advising law students on legal employment opportunities.
Three (3) years of experience supervising staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to establish goals, organizational structures, and processes necessary to implement and meet mission goals and objectives.
Must have a high degree of empathy for students and the ability to approach student engagement enthusiastically, energetically and entrepreneurially.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to network and interact with departments and varied key constituencies and support effective partnerships with groups and individuals.
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
Excellent oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to prioritize work, manage projects by deadline and provide proactive assistance to students throughout their job searches and employment pursuits.
Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - E3708E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: Francis King Carey School of Law - Career Development
About University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
The Career Development Office (CDO) is a student-centered team of legal recruitment professionals who work with students and alumni to share the knowledge and tools that they need to pursue their career goals. Our team shares a passion for helping you navigate your job search to obtain legal experience and employment in your career area of interest. We help you to create and advance your career plan through individualized advising, coordinated recruitment programs, connecting you with alumni, and providing access to professional workshops and resources that will direct you through the career exploration and job search process.