Under general supervision, this position will provide career mentorship and counseling to the most important constituency of our law school community, our students. The Assistant Director will advise students in developing and implementing individualized career plans, conduct mock interviews, facilitate programs, and collect graduate employment data. This position will also focus on planning, implementing, and assessing recruitment efforts and programming around the issue of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
Develop, maintain, and grow relationships with employers to facilitate job opportunities for Loyola students and recent graduates.
Collaborate with affinity group student leaders and employers to promote and enhance DEI initiatives and programming.
Collect employment and other career-related data through surveys and other methods. Review results and generate regular reports and provide them to the Deans, Directors, CDO staff, and other constituents.
Analyze data to help identify trends and develop strategies that can aid students and alumni in their job search, improve office services, maximize job opportunities, increase law school admissions, etc.
Counsel students and graduates on job searches.
Review students and graduate resumes and cover letters.
Coach students and graduates on interviewing skills through mock interviews.
Gather information and provide support for the production of informational and statistical employment reports and surveys produced by the department.
Serve as a resource to students and graduates applying for field placements, clinics, public interest and government positions, law firm jobs, diversity fellowships, and other employment and experiential learning opportunities.
Support colleagues in department-wide initiatives such as the On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program, Public Interest and Government Careers Fair, Law Firm Week, Diversity Week, and the Mock Interview Program.
Assist the administrative team in welcoming and serving students, graduates, employers, and other Career Development guests.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The Law School reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Loyola Marymount University Expectations:
Exhibits behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicates and employs interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrates a commitment to outstanding customer service.
Bachelor’s degree required. JD or Master’s degree in counseling or higher education administration preferred.
At least one year of advising, counseling, or career development experience.
Strong public speaking, writing, and group facilitation skills. Capacity to build and maintain relationships with alumni, employers, and leaders in legal professional development. Ability to work closely with faculty members, including faculty committees. Highly developed organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills to successfully manage a large volume of diverse tasks/projects. Ability to successfully manage multiple colleagues to coordinate large initiatives or efforts. Demonstrated good judgment, patience, empathy, and ability to relate to students and alumni from diverse backgrounds in advising them about career paths, negotiating employment, and thriving in employment. Ability to remain calm and professional when faced with a challenging/sensitive situation and respond with tact and diplomacy. Highly developed sense of empathy, patience and resilience. Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and implement projects to meet established deadlines and goals. Take the initiative and be resourceful in work processes. Must be able to work independently while exercising good judgment and decision-making.
Attention to detail and accuracy are essential in composing and proofing materials and reports.
Excellent oral and written customer service skills are required. Provide concise and clear communications, reports, letters, etc.
Possess highly developed organizational, analytical and program-solving skills to successfully manage a large volume of diverse tasks/projects.
Manage multiple tasks simultaneously, often with conflicting or moving deadlines.
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledge of relevant systems.
The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Constantly required to sit, feel, use finger movements, speak clearly, hear conversation, and see near and far. Frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally required to lift, carry and push up to 25lbs., stoop, kneel, reach high and low, and use depth perception.
COVID Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.
Founded in 1911, Loyola Marymount University is a Carnegie classified R2 institution rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. We are committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunity for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. We enroll an academically ambitious, multicultural, and socioeconomically diverse student body. We recruit, retain and support a diverse faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and creativity. Our three campuses are rooted in the heart of Los Angeles, a global capital for arts and entertainment, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship.
LMU is a unique and rewarding place to work. As you consider your employment opportunities with our institution, we encourage you to take the time to learn about the university community and how it distinguishes us from other places of employment. We are proud of the programs, benefits and services we provide our community. We strive to ensure an inclusive environment in all aspects of campus life that fosters a strong sense of trust and mutual respect.