The Law College Field Career Services Coordinator provides comprehensive professional development, career planning, and career advising services, as well as oversees the design and implementation of career and professional development programming for students.
Advise and Coach
Advises students and graduates, including advising them about strategies for attaining their professional goals and informing them about resources and programming
Reviews and edits students’ and graduates’ resumes, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, and other application materials
Conducts mock interviews and works with students and graduates to develop and enhance their networking skills
Assesses student progress toward attaining post-graduate employment and proactively provides assistance to address potential obstacles
Conducts one-on-one outreach to students and graduates to improve engagement with the CSO
Program Development and Delivery
Creates, edits, and distributes informational materials for students and graduates to be used in written handouts and group presentations
Designs and develops career development activities to deliver to students and graduates
Collaborates with members of the legal community to develop and publicize events relevant to students’ and graduates’ professional development
Helps develop and conduct professional-development programming for students and alumni
Effectively and consistently uses social media as a career- and professional-development tool
Employer Engagement and Data Capture
Assists with the collection of data, including about externships, internships, on-campus interviews, employment opportunities, and employment results
Collaborates with faculty, alumni, and colleagues to identify internship, externship, and other employment opportunities for students and recent graduates
Coordinates with other units of the College of Law to provide information relevant to specific student groups
Proactively maintains an expanding legal-industry network
Attend out of state career fairs and conferences to provide on-site student support
Outreach and engage with new and existing employers for job development and maintenance
Monitors current legal-industry trends and developments
Participates in professional organizations and attends professional conferences, workshops, seminars, and conventions to stay current with best practices and the legal industry
Collaborates with the Assistant Dean to develop office-wide goals and strategic initiatives that could be met through career development programming for students
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a master's degree and one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience related to the area of employment; or knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a bachelor’s degree, and three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience developing career programs and activities; advising individuals and groups in a variety of settings; public speaking; writing and editing for mass distribution; working in a team environment; use of internet, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school.
Network and build relationships.
Develop rapport with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers.
Work with a diverse community.
Work independently and collaboratively in a team.
Handle multiple projects, balance priorities, and utilize time management skills.
Develop systems to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of services provided to students, alumni, faculty, and employers.
Strong technology, data-management, and analytical skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Previous employment experience in the public sector or with a local, state, or federal government agency.
Knowledge of legal-industry career options, recruiting practices, job market, employment trends, and professional development practices.
Involvement in professional legal organizations.
The desire to assist individuals with professional development.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.
Please include your references as part of your resume.
Bidding eligibility ends on 3/31/2020 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 642460
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