Job Requisition Number: 24267. The Director of Professional Development provides expert career advice and counseling to students and alumni of the Advanced Degree Programs Office (ADP). On a parallel with career counselors in Berkeley Law’s Career Development Office, this position has experience in legal practice and expert knowledge of the legal job market, including practice areas that are requiring increasingly more international expertise. The position collaborates with the ADP’s Director of Academic Planning and Advising in short and long term strategic planning for oversight and direction of career development/counseling for the Advanced Degree Programs Office.
Career Advising: •Helps students and alumni identify their interests, values, skills, and personalities, and understand how these factors relate to academic/career satisfaction and choices. •Provides one-on-one career advising to students, including resume writing, interviewing skills, and U.S. business etiquette and networking. •Coordinates and collaborates with the Career Development Office to utilize best practices and leverage resources and activities to advance career services opportunities for the LLM student population. • Researches and organizes economic and employment trend data to track industry activity. • Designs materials for presentation and holds workshops for students.
Academic Advising: •Communicates degree requirements, requirements for different certificates, bar exam requirements, and general course planning, as these academic requirements relate to career advising. •Participates in coordinating, planning and leading orientations and academic and bar exam related workshops and seminars in collaboration with ADP’s Director of Academic Planning and Advising to ensure that students are informed of and meeting degree and other requirements.Knowledge/Skills: •In-depth knowledge of career development in the legal job market, including employment trends, career advising, and counseling skills, and job search techniques. •Legal practice experience, with knowledge of the US legal job market. •Experience giving presentations to students or attorneys. •Ability to problem-solve, reason, and develop original ideas. •Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and ability to multi-task. •Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively as a team member and as an individual contributor. •Strong verbal and written communication skills. •Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Education/Training: •Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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