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Columbia Law School Variable Hours Officer – Career Counselor

Employer
Columbia Creative, Columbia University - Columbia University
Location
New York City, New York
Salary
Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Part Time
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Columbia Law School

Variable Hours Officer – Career Counselor

Office of Career Services and Professional Development

 

Reporting to the Director of International and Alumni Career Services, the Career Counselor provides career counseling and professional development services to alumni of the J.D. and LL.M. and ELLM programs and, as needed, to students enrolled in Columbia Law School’s J.D. LL.M. and ELLM programs.

 

Responsibilities:

1. Counsels alumni on all aspects of the job search, career development and interview process. Conducts practice interviews with students and alumni; provides career advice regarding job search strategy; narrative development; drafting career documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.); preparing for successful interviews; identification of potential legal employers, career paths and work environments most consistent with personal and professional needs, etc.

 

2. Stays abreast of legal recruiting industry trends by periodically reviewing relevant publications and other resources.

 

3. Develops and identifies resources helpful to student employment needs, including networking activities.

 

4. Assists with integration of the School’s transfer students into the recruitment and employment programs.

 

5. Assists with administration of the Office of Career Services’ recruitment and employment programs for J.D. students and with the recruitment and employment programs for international LL.M. students.

 

6. Counsels J.D. and LL.M. students, as needed, on all aspects of the job search, career development and interview process. Conducts practice interviews with students and provides career advice regarding job search strategy; narrative development; drafting career documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.); preparing for successful interviews; identification of potential legal employers, career paths and work environments most consistent with personal and professional needs, etc.

 

7. Performs other duties as needed.

 

 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. J.D. or master’s degree in counseling or higher education administration preferred. Two to three years of experience, preferably in a law school or legal employment environment preferred. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required. Computer literacy required. Experience in dealing with professional communities strongly preferred. Some evening work required. Must be able to work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work environment.

 

Please apply here: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/528701/variable-hours-officer-career-counselor

 

Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran.

 

 

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