Assistant Director, Office of Professional & Career Development

Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.

Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.

Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.

We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
  • Discounted home and auto insurance

  • Description

    Suffolk University Law School is excited to announce the opportunity to join an amazing team of career service professionals as our new Assistant Director in the Office of Professional & Career Development (PCD). The Assistant Director will have the opportunity to work with highly talented and diverse students as they enter the profession and to collaborate with our impactful and experienced PCD team.

    In recent years, Suffolk University Law School’s graduate employment outcomes have improved considerably in large part because of the stellar work of our PCD office, innovative curriculum, and motivated students. This improvement also has contributed to Suffolk Law’s 15-spot increase in the US News rankings in just the last three years. This is a great opportunity to use your legal experience and passion to join a law school that is on the move and to help build and develop the next generation of lawyers.

    Reporting to the Associate Dean for Professional and Career Development, the Assistant Director will assist law students with their professional development through career counseling, employer development and professional skills training. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the entire professional and career development team to develop and deliver professional development classes and programs that most effectively prepare students for modern practice and legal job market in a wide range of practice settings.

    Requirements & Qualifications

    • J.D. required.
    • A minimum of three years law practice experience. Supervisory and/or counseling experience is helpful.
    • Ability to work independently and to exercise considerable judgment and discretion on matters pertaining to student professional and career development.
    • Excellent communication skills to establish and cultivate rapport with students, alumni and employers.
    • Must be a team-player, possess eagerness to initiate new projects and ability to set priorities and employ time management.
    • Strong computer literacy.


    Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

    Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.