Through leadership, initiative, and collaboration, the Director of Employer Engagement will develop new relationships and engage employers in recruitment initiatives by working extensively with employers, nation-wide, across a wide variety of legal industries, including both private and public sector, and non-profit/public interest organizations, to create opportunities for Penn State Law students and alumni. This position will be a vital component of post-graduate job placement, assisting our students in securing gainful and fulfilling employment which the Law School sees as part of its ethical obligation to our students. This position will coordinate and facilitate employer engagement initiatives; develop and enhance in-person and virtual opportunities for employing organizations to connect with student and alumni talent at Penn State Law; and engage directly with new employers seeking to recruit Penn State Law students and alumni in establishing new job/internship/externship opportunities and relationships. This position will also serve a broader career development leadership role by supervising regional recruitment liaisons in our major markets, as well as counsel students and alumni, interact with faculty and staff across departments in the law school and greater University, and assist with various Career Services' events. This position will report directly to and work closely with the Assistant Dean for Career Services. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Juris Doctor degree preferred. Experience as an attorney or in legal recruitment preferred. A strong, established network with attorneys and firms is essential to the success of this position. Desirable characteristics for the successful candidate include being self-motivated, possessing a dynamic professional demeanor, independent, organized, flexible, and willing to take risks. Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are a must along with strategic planning and decision-making ability, and problem-solving skills. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check is required in addition to standard background checks. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.