The primary focus of this position is educating and advising students on all aspects of the career development process; developing and implementing legal practice and professional development programs; administering recruitment programs; tracking and reporting employment outcomes; building strong relationships with students, alumni and employer recruitment professionals; and other duties as assigned. This position also counsels and monitors students more generally, helps identify and assist “at risk” students, and then refers them to the appropriate member of the law school or university as required.
Some events, programs and other responsibilities related to the role require attendance and participation beyond normal business hours, as well as travel locally, regionally and nationally, including overnight travel. The position requires active outreach to employers, including participation with local, regional and national bar organizations, as well as other professional organizations.
Career Advising (50%):
Provides individual and group career counseling to students and alumni, including resume and cover letter review, exploration of career options, interview preparation, discussion of market trends, and development of job search strategies.
Workshops & Programming (20%)
Plans, and executes programs such as: the annual Legal Career Options Day, Career Exploration Series, 1L Mentor Program, Mock Interview Program, On-Campus Interview Program, 24 Hours of Wichita Program, Southwest Kansas Bar Meeting Trip and similar efforts and programs, as well as participating in the same.
Business Relationship Development (20%)
Works closely with the Assistant Dean for Career Services to broaden and deepen relationships with employers, and to develop additional marketing outreach strategies to increase employment opportunities for students, including outreach to alumni and other legal and business professionals at their places of business, actively soliciting job postings, collaborating with the KU Law Field Placement Director on maintaining relationships and finding new opportunities, bringing legal professionals to Green Hall to participate in career panels and workshops, and being an active member of bar and professional associations.
Marketing, Promotions, and Other Duties as Assigned (10%):
Assists in planning, drafting and delivering career services and student services information through various media, including a monthly newsletter, and performs other duties as assigned by the Dean and Assistant Dean.
Law degree from an ABA accredited law school, or the foreign equivalent and one year of relevant experience.
Demonstrated effective written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills necessary to advise students in individual and group settings as demonstrated by application materials, recommendations, and/or interview process.
Willingness and ability to travel, including overnight travel, air travel, and transporting students by car and van to events.