The Assistant Director for Career and Professional Development is responsible for providing career counseling and professional development coaching to students and alumni, including meeting one-on-one with current students and alumni and creating, designing and providing resources and strategies for individual career development and networking.
This position will also: design and lead programs; build and maintain relationships with employers and external constituents; develop and expand alumni and employer outreach programs; and collaborate with internal constituents to strengthen Career and Professional Development programs.
J.D. required with significant experience practicing law
3-5 years professional career counseling and/or placement experience with legal professionals (may consider a combination of education and experience) preferred; professional contact, interaction and knowledge of legal employers, legal job market and unique aspects of practicing law or using a J.D. for alternative employment opportunities
Significant familiarity, experience, connections and understanding of traditional and alternative occupations for legal professionals
Superior interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships both internally and externally
Ability to successfully lead and facilitate small and large group presentations and discussions
Strong connections with practicing attorneys, judges, and the legal community
High level of energy and creativity; strong organizational skills
Knowledge of, and experience with website management and database programs (e.g. RaisersEdge, Symplicity, WordPress, etc.)
Must have the ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed to meet programming, student and alumni needs
To apply please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements:
Members of diverse and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status defined by law.
About Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law was formed in 2015 by the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law. This extraordinary union brought together two law schools that have shaped Minnesota’s legal landscape for more than a combined 155 years, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem-solving approach to legal education.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a legal education grounded in legal theory and distinguished by exceptional practical legal training. A forward-thinking, independent law school with a history dating back more than 100 years, we have continually shaped legal education to be relevant to our students, their future clients, and the legal profession. We are committed to making legal education accessible and offer an unmatched number of enrollment options. Our students graduate prepared to put their degree into practice or use their legal training in the profession of their choice.