Assistant or Associate Director of Law Career Services
September 25, 2018
Position Type: Administrator
Job Number: 740
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Employee Status: Regular
Job Description Summary:
The position entails career and professional development coaching and counseling; developing relationships with employers; communicating comprehensive career information to students and alumni through multiple platforms; fostering partnerships with faculty, alumni, students, and employers; creating job search and networking strategies; and managing career-related programs. Participate in overseeing Career Services Office (CSO) administration responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.
Juris Doctor degree and bar license from any state.
The breadth and depth of relevant experience will determine the Assistant or Associate Director level: For the Associate Director position, the following experience is required: (1) a minimum of three years of experience in a law school career services office as an Assistant Director (or an equivalent or higher role) or law firm recruiting department; and (2) a minimum of three years of experience in a judicial clerkship, law firm or other legal work setting. For the Assistant Director position, the following experience is required: a minimum of three years of experience in a judicial clerkship, law firm or other legal work setting.
Must demonstrate transferable knowledge and skills in career services if recent employment is not directly related to the duties of the position.
Demonstrated project management experience with proven ability to address diverse problems, define relevant issues, draw sound conclusions, and make responsible programming decisions.
Understanding of legal education with comprehension of legal academic requirements and requirements for entrance to the state bar.
Knowledge of best practices and current trends in various legal professions.
Ability to establish and maintain relationships with a variety of legal employers, educating them about the Fowler School of Law, our students and their strengths.
Ability to support students and engage them in candid discussions about various aspects of their job searches.
Proven ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database software, preferably of Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Ability to positively represent Chapman University and the Fowler School of Law.
Strong networking and marketing skills.
Ability to market the Fowler School of Law, students, and alumni to attorneys, firms, corporations, government agencies, the judiciary, public interest organizations, and other potential employers.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills; experience in interpreting data and using information to guide informed decision-making.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to interact, communicate and persuade diverse groups and individuals at all levels.
Technical skills to learn and use enterprise and departmental systems and tools.
Ability to read, understand and interpret laws, policies and procedures and provide appropriate and accurate guidance as well as ensure compliance.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, but also be able to exercise initiative and work independently.
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills to prioritize multiple and competing demands and complete them in a timely manner.
Ability to perform successfully and with composure in a demanding environment with numerous challenges.
Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality at all times.
Sensitivity to students from diverse backgrounds.
Familiarity with Southern California legal employers.
Experience in providing advisement to students regarding career goals and assessment.
Similar experience in a law school career services office.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment for the final candidate is contingent upon satisfactory completion of and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and upon the acceptance of and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.