Assistant Director of Legal Career Services University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
The mission of the Law School Career Services Office is to help students and graduates make informed decisions about career paths and develop individual strategies to obtain career goals. Under the direction of the Director of Legal Career Services, the Assistant
Director will assist law school students and graduates in all aspects of the legal career planning and job search process by providing guidance, information and placement assistance. The Assistant Director will also work with the Director on career-related programming as well as on employer relations efforts focused on job development for current law school students and graduates.
The incumbent will counsel law school students and graduates about their career paths and goals, including helping them conduct self-assessments to aid in their legal job search, advising them about strategies for attaining their professional goals, informing them about resources and programming related to the legal job search process, and connecting individual law school students and graduates with opportunities related to their specific professional goals. In addition, the incumbent will plan and present career-related programming for law school students including collaborating with law school faculty and student groups, partnering with bar and other professional legal organizations, and working with law school career services consortiums. The incumbent will also assist the Director with other related duties and special projects as assigned.
EDUCATION: Juris Doctor
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one to three years of experience practicing law as an attorney.
OTHER: Evening and weekend hours required. Some travel. Computer literate and familiarity with career-related technology and software.
Experience in one or more of the following areas: law school career services, professional career counseling involving
careers in law, legal recruiting, advising, teaching, supervising, and/or mentoring law students or new attorneys, equivalent related experience with careers, the job market and/or career counseling.
Familiarity with self-assessment tools.
Proficiency using social media avenues and social networking tools.
Experience as an attorney in both private practice and public interest.
Public interest experience especially with fellowships and/or judicial clerkships.
Knowledge of career options, hiring needs, recruiting practices, job market, employment trends, and professional development issues within the legal profession.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.
The review of applications will begin March 28, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.
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