The Center for Co-op & Professional Advancement (CCOPA) provides a full range of services to assist students and graduates in securing their four required coops and in career planning for postgraduate employment. There are two Associate Directors in CCOPA, one who leads the Private Sector Team and this second position who will lead the Public Interest Team. The Associate Directors work in collaboration with the Assistant Dean in planning and administering the office.
The successful candidate will join the law school at an exciting time. S/he will be contributing to law school and university research and planning to address the many changes in the legal profession. The Associate Director for Public Interest will supervise 2 full-time Assistant Directors and 1 part-time attorney adviser. Within CCOPA the Associate Director will take the lead in the broad field public interest. S/he will be responsible for training advisers, allotting and reviewing assignments, organizing employer outreach, ensuring professional development opportunities for staff, and identifying employment trends for Assistant Directors to pursue. In consultation with the Assistant Dean, s/he will conduct employee evaluations for those staff members s/he supervises.
The Associate Director, with his/her private sector counterpart, will coordinate with the Assistant Dean on all budget matters. The Associate Director will determine if and how students meet the law school's public interest requirement in consultation with the Faculty Public Interest Chair. The Associate Director will collaborate closely with the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, the Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Admissions, the Associate Dean for Research and Information Services and the faculty chairs for experiential learning and public interest and pro bono.
In addition to these senior level administrative responsibilities, the Associate Director will advise students, conduct programs, teach courses as required, represent the law school at professional conferences, and conduct national and international employer outreach. Further, the Associate Director will ensure that CCOPA's public interest website, Blackboard postings, and informational materials are current and include a wide breadth of opportunities for law students.
The Associate Director will assist in expanding public interest on campus recruitment as well as students' participation in regional and national recruitment programs; developing and maintaining relationships with foundations nationwide; compiling and analyzing data on placement rates, salaries and trends in the legal profession, and collaborating with faculty, administrators and student organizations within the law school and University.
We seek an energetic and enthusiastic attorney to join us in our efforts, one whose legal career may serve as a model for our law students and who has the ability to think outside the box to open a wide array of opportunities for law students to use their degrees. The law school has a diverse student body, with 44% of the current 1L class self-identifying as people of color and 17% self-identifying as LGBTQ. It is essential that the successful candidate have directly relevant experience working with similarly diverse communities.
The Associate Director must have a J.D. with a minimum of 5 years working as a public interest attorney. Extensive pro bono work will be considered. S/he must have a demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice. In addition, the successful candidate must have experience advising, mentoring, and/or supervising law students. Must have demonstrated success in designing and implementing programs. Demonstrated knowledge of entry level attorney positions throughout public interest sectors and pathways to those positions. Must be available to travel, work evenings and weekends as necessary (with appropriate notice for planning purposes). Excellent writing, organizational, presentation, interpersonal and managerial skills required. Experience with strategic planning and data collection and analyses preferred.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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