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Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 200-1645
Columbia Law School
Assistant Director of Career Advising
Career Services and Professional Development
Part-time, 21 hours per week
The salary range is $54k - $58k
Reporting to the Dean of Career Services, the Assistant Director assumes leadership for the
coordination and delivery of professional development and career counseling for Law School
students. The incumbent is responsible for assisting with all aspects of administering, planning
and implementing the mandate of the office for J.D. and domestic and international LL.M.
1. Administer and independently manage professional development and counseling services
for Law School students. Counsel J.D. and LL.M. students in all aspects of their
professional formation and job search activities, including administering and reviewing
self-assessments; creating career roadmaps; narrative development; revising application
materials; preparing for successful interviews; identifying potential legal employers,
career paths and work environments most consistent with their personal and professional
needs, etc.: 50%
2. Conduct professional development workshops related to the OCS Professional
Development Curriculum and Professional Formation program for each class of J.D.
students and for LL.M. students. Topics include: (i) navigating the professional
workplace, (ii) resume writing, (iii) narrative development, (iv) personal leadership, (v)
practice area exploration, (vi) the strategic job search, etc.: 20%
3. Assist the Dean of Career Services, Director of Recruiting and Professional
Development, Director of International and Alumni Career Services and other senior
OCS leaders in the development of innovative programming, coursework and events and
experiences for J.D. and LL.M. students: 15%
4. Stay abreast of legal recruiting industry trends by periodically reviewing relevant
publications and other resources, attending conferences and symposia, participating in
NALP, NYCRA and similar conferences/committees: 10%
5. Assist in refining/editing office publications and communications sent to J.D. and LL.M.
students, planning and executing special projects/events; undertake other related tasks as
Bachelor’s degree required, J.D., MA, MBA or EDM preferred. Must have 3-5 years of
experience in the legal field, counseling field or in another professional field. Experience should
include career counseling, program planning and/or professional development experience; prior
employment in a law firm, academic or other professional environment preferred. Must be able
to work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work environment.
• Superior oral and written communication skills, including public speaking experience.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with staff and students in an
institution committed to reducing structural barriers to inequality across race, religion,
orientation, ability, cultural background and other dimensions of identity.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling sensitive and highly
• Experience working in or demonstrated understanding of the characteristics of antiracist
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated capacity to advise and
meaningfully and respectfully interact with diverse, multigenerational constituents.
• Affinity for collaboration and ability to work well across all levels of an organization.
• Ability to leverage work experience and professional network to develop meaningful
• Ability to multitask and be part of a collegial team, while working under pressure and
balancing competing tasks.
• Organizational and analytical skills and the ability to synthesize and meaningfully
• Technological and computer literacy, including familiarity with or strong interest in
developing knowledge of Symplicity, Flor Recruit, Campus Groups, CourseWorks and
other digital learning technology.
• Passion for, and commitment to, delivering exceptional customer service.
• Ability to travel occasionally and work some evenings.
• Must be able to work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work
Please apply here: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/jobs/assistant-director-of-career-advising-morningside-new-york-united-states
Columbia is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran.