Department: Law Career Strategy and Advanc Salary/Grade: EXS/7
Join a collaborative, creative, and forward-thinking team in supporting and counseling the next generation of attorneys, and use your J.D. while leaning into skills that were underutilized in legal practice. We are looking for candidates with diverse viewpoints and experiences to help us:
Counsel students of all backgrounds with empathy and knowledge of the legal market.
Develop and present topical programs on the legal job search, professional development, and the legal market.
Think strategically regarding communication with all of our partners – students, legal employers, other staff and faculty.
To engage with legal employers in new and on-going collaborations.
To support job fairs and on-campus interviewing in an increasingly tech-focused world.
To create and update resources ranging from traditional resume guides to text messages and blog posts.
Provide empathetic and supportive career advising to JD students on legal and alternative employment searches, career development, and navigating the legal world.
Plan and implement innovative and engaging programming, including panels, workshops, mock interviews, and networking events, both in-person and virtual. Create and maintain close relationships with alumni who participate in these programs. Assist with the on-campus interview program and other large Career Strategy Center events.
Create relationships with employers to expand the type and number of career opportunities for Northwestern Law students. Engage with employers in person, via video meetings and by phone.
Provide input into and perspective on decisions impacting office operations.
Assist with the collection of summer and permanent employment data.
Maintain knowledge of current events in the legal community and the larger economy with regard to their impact on hiring trends, market differentiation, and practice area growth or contraction.
Play an active role in legal and legally-related trade associations and organizations
Create and update resources for job application documents, job search strategies, interviewing skills, networking and other related topics. Assist with maintenance of Career Services communications including texting, social media, blogs and websites.
JD, MBA, or Master’s in Higher Education Administration or Student Counseling.
Minimum of 2 years work experience in the legal profession.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships.
Creative, forward-thinking and positive mindset.
Experience handling multiple projects at once.
Knowledge of the range of law careers and legal employers.
Track record of meeting deadlines; self-driven.
Ability to collaborate as a member of a team.
Comfort with learning new technologies and software.
Experience working with Excel and database systems.
One or more years of experience in law school career services, law firm recruitment or legal professional development.
Prior full-time work experience as an attorney in a legal setting, such as a law firm, corporation, federal government agency, or non-profit.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Strong knowledge of Excel.
Experience with Symplicity database.
Knowledge of social media such as LinkedIn.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40269
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.