The Law School’s Graduate Programs Office is seeking an experienced individual with LLM professional experience to join our team as an LLMProfessional Development Coordinator. This position will provide career counseling to our LL.M. students and recent alumni, run a professional development program for LL.M. students, and engage in outreach to domestic and international employers interested in hiring LL.M. graduates. This position reports to the Associate Director, LLM Admissions and will have the following duties and responsibilities:
• Advises and counsels LL.M. students, both U.S. and foreign trained, on matters related to career and professional development, the legal job search process, and post-graduate requirements for foreign trained students. Refers students and recent alumni to mentors, alumni, and other professional contacts. • Develops and conducts skills development workshops on all components of the job search process – e.g., resume and cover letter writing, developing professional contacts, special applications and interview skills. • Organizes and implements professional development programming, including career panels and networking events covering a wide range of practice areas. • Prepares written informational materials on basic career guidance issues such as resume and cover letter writing, networking and interviewing. • Cultivates relationships with U.S. and overseas employers and alumni, to generate internship and job opportunities for LL.M. students and graduates. • Engages in domestic and international travel to aid in Graduate Programs recruitment efforts, and engage with prospective employers and alumni. • Tracks internship and employment data for current students and recent alumni. • Represents GW Law and provides necessary coordination and logistical functions at networking fairs, job fairs, and recruitment programs. • Performs other work related duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. 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.
JD degree strongly preferred. Counseling experience and knowledge of LL.M. curriculums and requirements. Career planning, guidance, and mentorship skills, as well as the ability to develop and deliver presentations. Knowledge of local, regional, and global career practices and placement opportunities for law students/graduates and practicing professionals. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Experience working with international students strongly preferred. Marketing and communications experience preferred.
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.
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