Assistant Director, Career Services and Clerkships
Job no: 493296 Work type: Staff Full-time Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Career Center
Position Summary: The Assistant Director engages in extensive one-on-one career counseling for students and alumni and assists in developing programming to develop career building skills. The Assistant Director will coordinate judicial internships and post-graduate clerkships in state and federal court.
Provide counseling, orientation and information to students from admission through graduation
Provide counseling and career related resources to Cardozo's alumni as requested
The Assistant Director will coordinate judicial internships and post-graduate clerkships in state and federal court.
As counselor to both students and alumni, help refine and implement best practices for resume and cover letters, interviewing techniques and strategies, finding and exploiting networking opportunities and job search methodology
Be the ambassador for the Office of Career Services among alumni and alumni groups
The Assistant Director will report to the Associate Dean of Career Services
Experience & Educational Background:
JD preferred, with at least 3 years of experience practicing as an attorney and/or career counselor
Knowledge of the legal market and job search strategies for lawyers required. Knowledge of New York market strongly preferred
Skills & Competencies:
Must be able to work effectively as part of a team
Must possess strong leadership skills and be able to navigate multiple viewpoints and constituencies with a positivity and professionalism
Must be able to provide advice and counsel to students as well as colleagues within Career Services and throughout the law school
Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required
About Us: The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.