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Assistant Dean-Center for Co-op and Career Development

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Dean-Center for Co-op and Career Development

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Assistant Dean for the Law School's Center for Co-op and Career Development is responsible for oversight, programmatic development and implementation in the following three core areas: (1) the law school's signature, year-round co-op program, (2) successful post-graduate placement of JD graduates and recent alums, and (3) professional development curricula and offerings for all enrolled JD and LLM students. In addition, the Assistant Dean serves as a key member of the law school's senior leadership team, helping to drive the strategic goals of the law school. Specific areas of responsibility include:

-Co-op program: Responsible for strategy, management, oversight and reporting of approximately 750 co-op placements per year, including all upper-level JD and LLM students. This includes managing existing and building new employer partnerships.

-Employer outreach: Develop strategy and monitor employer outreach efforts, working closely with Private Sector and Public Interest Practice Area Directors and New Markets Director to implement and continually refine strategy. Personally conduct a meaningful share of employer outreach, which includes approximately 900 legal employers worldwide.

-Post-graduate placement: Responsible for strategic and tactical oversight of the post-graduate placement process for each year's graduating class. This responsibility extends a full year beyond graduation and includes taking the lead role in mandatory employment outcomes reporting to the ABA (American Bar Association) and NALP (National Association for Law Placement).

-Professional Development: Responsible for insuring the design and delivery of a full range of weekly professional development programs for law students, segmented according to grade level and areas of interest. Moderate, present, or co-present key programs in collaboration with other team members. Remain apprised of external professional development opportunities relevant to the NUSL student body. Identify appropriate events for NUSL students to attend, and ensure minimum attendance from Co-op staff to assist students with networking introductions and connections.

-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Assistant Dean is responsible for insuring that all the Co-op offices programs and activities are inclusive, accessible, and designed to meet the needs of NUSL's very diverse student body. The Assistant Dean also serves as a leader within the law school on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion matters.

-Student advising and support: Maintain a presence amongst students and maintain a minor roster of student advisees with a focus on 3L advising, and post-graduate/recent alum placement. Troubleshoot and resolve advising problems that arise for other members of the JD/LLM Advising team. Meet regularly with the Dean of Students and the Director of Financial Aid to identify students experiencing challenges and design a support plan.

-Department Management and Supervision: Supervise and provide ongoing support and guidance to a diverse team of professionals, ranging from highly experienced staff members to new hires. Build and facilitate excellent working relationships between the various teams within the Co-op office and between the Co-op office and other NUSL departments. Model strong work ethic, student-centered approach, and collaborative leadership. Department management also includes budget and operations, overall responsibility for internal and external reporting on co-op and employment data, systems and process support, and handling of all department employee relations. The office is also responsible for running/tracking the school's public interest requirement.

- External relations: Effectively represent NUSL at industry groups and association, including: Mass Law School Consortium (MLSC), NALP, New England Law Schools Assn and Assistant Deans working group. Represent the Dean at external events as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Co-op and career program and employer outreach:
Co-op program: Responsible for strategy, management, oversight and reporting of approximately 750 co-op placements per year, including all upper-level JD and LLM students. This includes managing existing and building new employer partnerships.

Post-graduate placement: Responsible for strategic and tactical oversight of the post-graduate placement process for each year's graduating class. This responsibility extends a full year beyond graduation and includes taking the lead role in mandatory employment outcomes reporting to the ABA (American Bar Association) and NALP (National Association for Law Placement).

Employer outreach: Develop strategy and monitor employer outreach efforts, working closely with Private Sector and Public Interest Practice Area Directors and New Markets Director to implement and continually refine strategy. Personally conduct a meaningful share of employer outreach.

Professional Development and External Opportunities:
Professional Development: Responsible for ensuring the design and delivery of a full range of weekly professional development programs for law students, segmented according to grade level and areas of interest. Moderate, present, or co-present key programs in collaboration with other team members. Remain apprised of external professional development opportunities relevant to the NUSL student body.

External relations: Effectively represent NUSL at industry groups and association, including: Mass Law School Consortium (MLSC), NALP, New England Law Schools Assn and Assistant Deans working group. Represent the Dean at external events as assigned.

Student Relations and Support:
Student advising and support: Maintain a roster of student advisees with a focus on 3L advising, and post-graduate/recent alum placement. Troubleshoot and resolve advising problems that arise for other members of the JD/LLM Advising team. Meet regularly with the Dean of Students and the Director of Financial Aid to identify students experiencing challenges and design a support plan.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Assistant Dean is responsible for insuring that all the Co-op offices programs and activities are inclusive, accessible, and designed to meet the needs of NUSL's very diverse student body. The Assistant Dean also serves as a leader within the law school on DEI matters.

Department management and supervision:
Hire, manage, support and supervise a diverse team of professionals. Build and facilitate excellent working relationships between the various teams within the Co-op office and between the Co-op office and other NUSL departments. Model strong work ethic, student-centered approach, and collaborative leadership. Department management also includes budget and operations, overall responsibility for internal and external reporting on co-op and employment data, systems and process support, and handling of all department personnel issues.

Qualifications:
JD required. | 8-10 years of professional experience in either law practice, legal recruiting, student services or academic administration in a law school setting, or comparable experience | Strong legal industry knowledge |Excellent communication and organizational skills. | I Management experience I Commitment to mission driven organization. |Diplomacy, Strategic thinking and planning I Strong knowledge of and familiarity with diversity, equity and inclusion work in higher education, law or comparable setting.

Salary Grade:
15

Additional Information:
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of references in your application.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.


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