Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.
The Career Center of The George Washington University Law School advises and counsels law students in professional development and assists them in developing career strategies. This position presents a rewarding opportunity to help law school students and recent law school graduates begin their legal careers. We are seeking a Manager of Career Services who will join our team to provide individual and small group counseling to our J.D. students on all aspects of career planning, including self-assessment, career exploration, job application materials, interview preparation, and professional skills development, with a focus on public interest advising and programs. This position will report to the Associate Dean of Professional Development and Career Strategies.
The incumbent will be responsible for performing the following duties and responsibilities outlined below:
Oversees the delivery of career advising to ensure that students and alumni are provided with the tools, resources, and guidance necessary to enable them to secure fulfilling legal employment and advance their careers in the legal profession.
Provides training and support for career counselors, including onboarding, counseling methodology, strategies, and practice-specific approaches.
Counsels students and alumni in determining career goals and objectives through self-evaluation; assesses articulated career interests and recommends avenues of exploration to meet goals. Advises and counsels students and alumni on matters related to career and professional development and the legal job search process. Refers students and alumni to mentors and other professional contacts.
Provides counseling, planning, and assessment and conducts mock interviews; provide guidance and or mentorship to students and alumni seeking legal professional development.
Builds relationships with alumni for networking, mentoring, informational interviews, job leads, and other support for students, recent graduates, and other alumni.
Identifies a range of professional development opportunities by practice area, such as pro bono, journals and competitions, externships, clinics, and targeted summer jobs.
Serves as an advisor in the Inns of Court program and assists with program coordination and delivery of program content.
Develops events and programs on a variety of legal and alternative career topics, both independently and in conjunction with alumni and student groups. Regularly reviews program content for effectiveness and alignment with job search and career needs.
As required, represents the Career Center at national, regional, and local meetings of appropriate professional organizations and associations and periodically interfaces with law career counselors at other law schools.
Assists with the programming, coordination, and delivery during all phases of networking fairs, job fairs, recruitment programs, and other career development programs, which may include travel.
The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
George Washington University is a top nationally recognized institution and is currently the largest employer of higher education in the District of Columbia with students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 120 countries. Our community is as diverse as the many backgrounds and occupations we represent. Enrichment, opportunities, and work/life balance are just some of the rewards of joining our learning community. The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.