Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Career Services Office (CSO) at Boston College Law School is hiring an Assistant/Associate Director to join our collegial team to advise JD students and alumni regarding all aspects of career exploration and job search strategy. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as well as a JD degree from an accredited law school.
The position of Assistant/Associate Director advises and educates JD students and alumni regarding internships and career options upon graduation in the private and public sectors for legal or legal-related positions, fellowships, judicial clerkships and alternative careers. The Assistant/Associate Director will coach his or her advisees through the job search process and train them on related skills (e.g. networking, interviewing, effective application materials). S/he will also assist the students with aligning academic courses and internships with potential career paths.
The successful candidate will:
Provide high quality individual and group advising to approximately 750 J.D. students and alumni regarding internships and career options upon graduation in the private and public sectors for legal or legal-related positions, fellowships, judicial clerkships, and alternative or emerging careers.
Create, promote, facilitate and lead best-in-class training programs (in person and virtual) designed to educate students and alumni about career options, application materials, interview preparation and skills, the job search process and other related professional skills.
Generate and strengthen professional contacts to aid student networking efforts.
Monitor career trends in the legal and legal-related field.
Help conduct outreach to employers to generate new employment opportunities for students and recent graduates.
Contribute to the department's data-driven operations and report on key metrics and analytics.
The CSO is a team of highly experienced, student-centered professionals with a strong focus on collaboration. We enjoy working with each other and with our engaged, proactive students and strong alumni network.
Position Details: Department: 056041 - Law School Placement Position: 00013605 - Assistant/Associate Director - Law School Career Services Grade: 3RD
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Assistant Director: $72,600 - $82,200; JD degree from accredited law school required and minimum two years of legal experience as a practicing attorney with experience in professional career counseling, legal recruiting, or legal marketing preferred.
Associate Director: $77,000 - $90,700; JD degree from accredited law school required, minimum of two years of legal experience as a practicing attorney required, and minimum 3 yrs. of career counseling experience.
*Strong knowledge of best practices, techniques and standards for career counseling, coaching, advising and effective job search techniques, and of the legal and legal-related job market.
*High degree of professionalism and customer-service orientation. Excellent listening skills
*Proven ability to take initiative and multi-task, and to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
*Outstanding oral and written communication skills including presentation skills
*Must have ability to learn and adapt quickly to technology
*Assistant - Prior experience in professional career counseling, legal recruiting or similar role preferred
*Prior experience in a career services department of a law school or university or in a legal or corporate recruitment setting.
*Advanced knowledge of MS Office Platforms, social media/LinkedIn, Symplicity and OSCAR (Online System for Clerkship Application and Review).
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;
Tuition remission for Employees Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance Low-Cost Life Insurance Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans Paid Holidays Annually Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay Additional benefits can be found on www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity/compliance/nondiscrim
Internal Number: 3556
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.