The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) is an independent career services office for Harvard Law School students and alumni interested in public service work. OPIA is a collaborative, mission-driven office. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Public Service, the Assistant Director will be responsible for advising a high volume of JD students interested in public service summer or postgraduate work.
Counsel a large volume of JD students (1L, 2L, and 3L), about all facets of a public sector career choice/job search, including advising on how to determine
JD plus minimum of three years of full time post-law school law-related public interest practice (in a nonprofit, government agency or private public interest firm or the international equivalent).
Demonstrated experience in career counseling, advising and/or mentoring.
Demonstrated experience in event planning and project management.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (specifically, presenting in front of others and group facilitation).
Flexible work style suited for small, team oriented, highly productive, entrepreneurial office.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with a sense of humor and empathy.
Willingness to work nights several times a month during the academic year and participate in occasional travel.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52318BR
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