Assistant Director of Career Services

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Career Services will report to the Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development and will work directly and collaborate with the entire Law School Career Services Department team to counsel J.D., LLM, and MSL students on career planning, application materials, and resources, to prepare resources, provide programs, and expand opportunities for student and alumni employment. Additionally, the Assistant Director will work with the Assistant Dean and the Directors of Career Services and Public Interest Law on recruitment, employer outreach, and on the continued cultivation of existing employer relationships. Further, the Assistant Director will help compile and maintain data regarding student information and job status.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement - The Diversity Statement should outline your experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Those experiences can include, but are not limited to, the following: lived experience as a member of an underrepresented group; experience living and meaningfully interacting with individuals with a variety of identities; and professional development or other training in diversity, equity, and inclusion. If your experiences are different from those listed and you have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please explain how you will manifest that commitment in this position.

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

Career Planning & Support (55%)

  • Work as part of the Law School Career Services team, pitching in as needed, and anticipating the needs of the team and the students throughout the annual recruitment and outreach cycles.

  • Meet with and counsel students and recent graduates individually and in group settings on legal career-related matters, including performing resume and application material reviews.

  • Organize and help execute remote and in-person career events and programming.

  • Promote career workshops, forums, and alumni speaker programs including utilizing social media platforms.

Community Outreach (25%)

  • Assist with alumni and employer outreach and development programs.

  • Enhance existing employer relationships and participate in the creation and development of new employer relations.

Records Management (20%)

  • Research and record employment outcomes to aid in preparation of employment reports.

  • Assist with maintaining and enhancing databases and resource materials.

  • Update, edit, and supplement internal guides and materials.

  • Update, edit, and maintain website and student database.

  • Assist with the compiling and reviewing of data regarding student job status.

Minimum Qualifications
  • J.D. degree required; it would be an asset to our office if the candidate were a Lewis & Clark alumni.

  • Experience working in the legal field sufficient to counsel students about career options and paths in the legal industry is required, with preference given to experience and professional network in the environmental law field.

  • Genuine support of the Department’s primary mission to help Lewis & Clark Law students and graduates obtain legal employment is required, with the understanding that this mission is accomplished primarily through supportive and proactive student and employer relationship management, outreach, networking, and programming.

  • Excellent and professional interpersonal, written and verbal communication, presentation, and team skills are required, including the ability to take direction from Assistant Dean and Directors, to listen attentively and counsel students individually and in groups, to present to groups of students and employers in person or remotely, to write (blogs, emails, materials, etc.), and to maintain a sense of humor.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally with students, staff, faculty, and employers is required.

  • Strong commitment to diversity and the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds is required.

  • Strong problem-solving, design-thinking, and organizational abilities required, including the ability to effectively handle and meet deadlines, to adapt quickly and effectively to change, to work under pressure, and to be self-driven with the ability to anticipate and follow-up as needed for team, event, and situational needs.

  • Strong computer and technology skills are required, including comfort working with data management and tracking systems, Microsoft Office and Google Suite, video event management using Zoom and/or other remote platforms, social media, and website management; this is particularly crucial as we are undertaking this period of remote delivery of career services.

  • Ability to communicate and market career services and programs to potential students, current students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff is required.

  • Ability to occasionally work outside of the traditional M-F daytime hours is required to meet with evening students, support department and law school programming and events, and attend networking events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in career services, legal recruiting, or a demonstrated understanding of legal hiring processes and trends is beneficial.

  • $60,000 - $70,000 Annually DOE

  • Benefits Eligible: YES


  • 37.5 hrs/week (Full-Time)

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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