Career Counselor - George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
Job Description: Career Counselor, School of Law
The George Mason University, Antonin Scalia School of Law in Arlington, VA seeks a Career Counselor to provide a full range of counseling and career advising services to current students and alumni. This is a full-time administrative faculty position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Career counseling and tracking for J.D. candidates and alumni;
Developing employment opportunities;
Managing job fairs and other career-related events;
Creating marketing materials.
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA47DZ at http://jobs.gmu.edu/ complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three work-related professional references with contact information.
Master's degree, or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience;
Practical experience and interpersonal skills to advise students on finding jobs and to develop new law and/or nontraditional legal opportunities;
Ability to manage career-related programs;
Ability to market and promote the school and students to potential employers (e.g., law firms, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, think tanks, and/or the U.S. government, etc.);
Knowledge of and interest in law and career counseling;
Excellent oral and written communications skills;
Proven interpersonal skills, a commitment to working with a diverse student body and faculty, and a team approach to problem-solving; and
Proficient computer skills and ability to work with multiple databases and excel.
J.D. or practical experience or training in the legal or counseling fields is strongly preferred;
Public relations, communications and/or student affairs experience;
Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is strategically located in Arlington, Virginia, just two miles from downtown Washington, D.C., the nexus for the creation of the world's most important legislation and jurisprudence. Metropolitan Washington offers students access to hundreds of opportunities and legal resources of tremendous scope and depth.
* Outstanding instruction from faculty and guest lecturers with significant experience in governmental and public policy organizations such as the White House, the Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
* Year-round employment opportunities with major executive branch agencies, congressional commissions and federal agencies, and the hundreds of private law firms located in the Washington, D.C., area.
* Access to the "rocket docket,"? the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, which has the fastest trial docket in the United States and adjudica...tes some of the most complex civil cases in the nation, particularly patent, copyright, and employment cases.
Northern Virginia offers professional advantages and diverse social, cultural, and educational opportunities unequaled in any other metropolitan region. Arlington County has vibrant commercial districts that host a number of industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies; the City of Alexandria houses the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and provides a venue for the headquarters of many national associations; Fairfax County, a world center of commerce and trade and the technology hub of the United States East Coast, has offices of more than 4,000 technology companies and national law firms located within its borders.