Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience.
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
Unique applicable skills.
Internal Number: WDR-00033333
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Cornell Law School seeks a seeks an innovative, engaging, student-centered, service-oriented advisor to serve as the Director of Career Services. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Career Development, the Director of Career Services works collaboratively with other staff members to provide career counseling to approximately 600 JD students plus alumni, including advising on job search strategies (with an emphasis on private sector employment opportunities), resume and cover letter reviews, and interview training.
The Director is responsible for the following:
Delivering comprehensive career advising to students and alumni interested in pursuing summer and post-graduate private sector employment.
Enhancing private sector opportunities through personal interactions with law firms as well as networking with peer schools and colleagues nationwide.
Developing, presenting, and hosting on-campus and virtual events focused on educating and encouraging the exploration of private sector opportunities.
Hosting recruiting events, including the August Job Fair.
Collaborating with the Associate Dean and other members of the Career Development Office to create an annual strategic plan, developing initiatives and goals to provide a wide-array of career opportunities to Law School students and alumni.
Developing electronic resources for the weekly eNewsletter, career guides, and website content.
Maintaining comprehensive recruitment policies and procedures.
Assisting with required regulatory and compliance efforts, including tracking employment statistics.
Supervising the administrative staff, including prioritizing workflow and coordinating office coverage.
Occasional travel is required. The Director will also be expected to join/maintain membership in national and regional professional organizations including NALP, AALS, and the ABA.
Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of experience or equivalent.
Exceptional communication, organizational, networking, and leadership skills, with proven ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks independently and simultaneously with superior attention to detail.
Excellent judgment, discretion, flexibility, and ability to work under pressure in a variety of contexts.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate a climate that supports students and alumni of all identities and backgrounds, regardless of academic performance.
Related Skills and Knowledge Desired:
JD from an ABA accredited law school and 2+ years of active practice experience, or 5+ years of experience in a university career office, law firm recruiting office, or professional development office.
Demonstrated interest in issues relating to recruiting and/or professional development. Excel, Qualtrics, and web-content editing skills. Involved member of NALP or similar professional association for legal recruitment professionals.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 12th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.
Cornell University i...s an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.