Assistant Director for Career Planning

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
May 10, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director for Career Planning & Professional Development

Job no: 527427
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Executive/Management/Director, Legal/Law

Department: School of Law
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
June 2, 2021: position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three professional references.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon School of Law is a dynamic, ABA-accredited law school and Oregon's only public law school. Degrees offered include Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), and a minor in undergraduate legal studies. Oregon Law's mission is to provide a world-class education. We prepare students through excellent classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience opportunities and robust professional development. Our faculty produce exceptional research and scholarship. We accomplish our mission in a positive, inclusive environment where we strive to provide everyone opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop. Our aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity and justice as critical foundations for our overall effort to achieve excellence as a top-ranked law school. Success in this work requires a diverse group of people in various faculty and staff roles working in one of our two locations, Eugene and Portland. The University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of the Southern Kalapuya. Learn more about Oregon Law at, and consider joining our team.

Position Summary
The Assistant Director is one of four full-time professionals in the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development (Career Center) who report to the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development. The Assistant Director's work is shaped by key areas of substantive expertise such as: state trial court clerkships, private law firms, alternative JD career paths, and public interest and public service. In addition to substantial career counseling responsibilities, including job search strategy, document review, and interview preparation, the Assistant Director represents the Career Center and the University of Oregon School of Law to external audiences while engaging in marketing and outreach. The ability to travel throughout the region, and work evenings and weekends as needed, is required. The Assistant Director also collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development on the content and execution of the 1L Career Exploration and Professional Planning course. Duties also include planning and facilitating Career Center programming, including workshops and panel presentations, and managing budgets related to these activities.

Minimum Requirements
  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school, or MBA or equivalent graduate degree
  • Three years of relevant professional experience

    Professional Competencies
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty, alumni, members of the bar, and legal employers
  • Demonstrated ability to: 1) work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and from with multiple intersectional identities; and 2) advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university community
  • Understanding of job search technology and trends in legal markets

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional experience in career services or legal recruiting
  • Law practice experience with at least two different types of employers
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following legal markets: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Nevada
  • Current membership in Oregon and/or other state bar associations

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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