Director of Career Development, Public Sector Careers - School
of Law - 500571
The Director for Public Sector Careers will design and implement
a comprehensive career development program for students pursuing
opportunities within government agencies, non-profit organizations,
and the judiciary. The Director also will design and implement a
state and federal judicial clerkship application and advising
program in collaboration with the faculty judicial clerkship
Advise students and alumni in one-on-one meetings and group
settings on all aspects of the legal career and professional
Plan and implement strategies and workshops to coach and direct
students about best practices during the employment search process,
including effective self-presentation.
Develop and deliver a comprehensive program to prepare students
for in-person and virtual interviews.
Conduct research, promote and advise students regarding
government, public interest, judicial internship/clerkship
opportunities and post-graduate, public interest fellowships.
Design and implement a comprehensive legal career planning
support system for students and alumni pursuing government and
non-profit careers and judicial internships/clerkships, including
the necessary resources, such as an informative and interactive
website, and a database of professional contacts available to
assist students and alumni throughout the employment search.
Design and implement career-related programs identifying
required competencies and outlining best practices for securing
employment in the public sector, incorporating perspectives from
leading public interest and government practitioners and judges
from the community.
Develop the School of Law judicial clerkship application process
and implement such process in collaboration with the faculty
judicial clerkship committee, Career Development Office and Law
Develop and maintain relationships with public sector employers,
including government agencies, public interest organizations and
judges, through regular in-person and virtual contact.
Create materials to be used in connection with outreach meetings
about School of Law programs and resources designed to train
students for careers as successful lawyers in public interest
organizations, government agencies and in the judiciary.
Represent the Career Development Office and the School of Law to
numerous constituencies, including current and prospective
employers, judges, alumni, other career services professionals and
professional organizations such as Equal Justice Works and
Knowledge of legal public sector employment market, legal hiring
practices and state and federal judicial clerkship application
processes and trends.
A demonstrated passion for public service and public sector
Creativity, initiative, energy and professionalism.
Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication
Ability to design comprehensive educational programs focused on
public service and public sector careers.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Effective time management skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to juggle multiple projects effectively.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
including faculty, administrators, and other staff members in a
Solid computer skills, including use of the MSWord Suite and
familiarity with web-based software.
Prior experience in legal practice, career advising, or legal
recruiting strongly preferred.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
3-5 years of law practice experience within a public interest
organization or governmental agency and judicial clerkship
experience strongly preferred.
Experience in higher education administration a plus.
Full-time, exempt position
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hours a day; 38.75
hours per week
Occasional night and weekend work and some travel required
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 9 (Hiring Range $70,887.00 to
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and
student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which
values the expression of differences in ways that promote
excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and
institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our
academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and
candidates who support diversity. EOE