AST DIR, Career Services

Classification Title:

Assistant Director, Career Services

Job Description:

These positions serve as Career and Academic Advisors for the Levin College of Law. Assistant Directors assume leadership for coordination and delivery of advising for students and graduates of the College of Law. Assistant Directors are also responsible for assisting with all aspects of the administration, program planning and implementation of the office of Career and Professional Development for J.D. students, domestic LL.M. students, and graduates of the law school. This includes, but is not limited to, helping students develop short-term and long-term career, academic, and professional goals; choosing academic courses and experiential programs so that they may graduate in a timely manner, and maximizing their law school experience. Assistant Directors will help students adopt best practices to succeed in law school and the legal profession and pass the bar exam on their first attempt. These positions will also identify, monitor, and work with students on academic probation, monitor student graduation progress, and assist with programming for students. Successful candidates will have strong written and oral communication skills, understanding of the legal profession and legal career paths, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in an appropriate field and three years of experience or a bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the assistant director’s area of responsibility; or a bachelor's degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and one year of relevant experience.
Juris Doctor and legal practice experience of at least three years or equivalent knowledge of potential career paths for law students, including knowledge of private and non-profit law firms, judicial clerkships, government practice, and in-house legal positions.

Strong emotional intelligence and listening skills, as evidenced by training in education, counseling, or mental health; a record of pro bono work with vulnerable populations; or other professional development training.

Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to counsel one-on-one, to lead large group programs, and to develop website and printed material for both students and faculty members.
The ability to use and refine electronic databases to monitor student progress.

A proven track record of creative problem-solving and success working in a team environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume and three references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No

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