Public Interest Career Counselor, Stanford Law School
Job Number: 82418
Job Code: 7503 Job Grade: I
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Interviews are likely to be scheduled the week of April 29. We are hoping to find the right candidate who can start as soon as possible and hopefully by no later than mid-June 2019.
The John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law is central to achieving Stanford Law School's commitment to educating and training new lawyers who are committed to public service regardless of their career path. The Levin Center is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of programs, events, workshops and classes that promote and support public service in the legal profession. Its activities include leadership and career development for students and alumni, curricular and program planning, work with student groups, as well as external, alumni, and employer relations.
Programs administered by the Levin Center include Alumni Mentor Program, Externship Program, Faculty Mentor Program, Pro Bono Program, Public Service Awards, Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships Program, and Summer Public Interest Employment Funding Program.
The Levin Center is a thought leader within the law school about how to advance the public interest and a partner with our students to provide them support, help them build community, and to develop the skills, vision, and resilience needed to succeed as public interest and public service attorneys.
The Levin Center is seeking a full-time Public Interest Career Counselor who will work with students and alumni to explore public interest nonprofit (domestic, foreign and/or international), private public interest firms, and public sector opportunities. This staff member will counsel law students and alumni on career planning, job search strategies and legal markets. This position will report to Anna Wang, the Executive Director of the Levin Center, and will work within the Levin Center team and assist with additional programming, as time permits.
This position is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible, fixed term position expiring in Fall quarter of 2020, dependent on center project timelines. Stanford Law School offers a competitive salary and benefits.
Public Interest & Public Sector/Governmental Opportunities - Advising & Programming
Counsel law school students and alumni on career options and job search skills and strategies related to summer or permanent employment
Develop and maintain relationships with public interest and public sector legal employers, alumni, and faculty
Plan, conduct, and evaluate related programs and panels
Other special projects, as needed
Work with Levin Center Executive Director to develop career-related programming for general student population.
This position may require occasional work on evenings and weekends as well as some local or domestic travel.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of 5 years experience practicing as a public interest or public sector attorney
Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion principles
High level of emotional intelligence
Experience working with the public interest and/or public sector legal communities
Experience supervising, mentoring, hiring, etc., law students and/or young lawyers
Excellent organizational, administrative and communication (oral and written) skills
Demonstrated skills in problem-solving
Strong interpersonal, advising, and counseling skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple tasks under pressure, with frequent interruptions
Sensitivity to diversity of student body and career interests
Sense of humor and ability to work effectively as a member of a team
7+ years of legal practice experience as a public interest or public sector attorney
Familiarity with job opportunities in the fields of international human rights, rule of law in transitional societies, and law and international development
Familiarity with government job markets, employers, organizations, post-graduate fellowship funders and programs, and government honors or new attorney hiring programs
Familiarity with job opportunities in multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies and the World Bank
Experience working in an educational environment with undergraduate or graduate students
HOW TO APPLY Please submit a resume, a list of three professional references, and a cover letter that includes responses to the following questions:
Why are you interested in stepping into this kind of position?
What advice would you offer a first-year law student interested in public service?
If you could go back in time, what kind of program or support would you have wanted as a public interest law student?
Describe your experience working with individuals with identities different from yours and your approach to bridging those differences, including class, race, ethnicity, political opinion, physical or mental ability, and religion.
Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.
Location: School of Law, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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