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Assistant Director of Career Development- The School of Law

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Athens, Georgia
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Oct 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Assistant Director of Career Development will strategically cultivate new and strengthen existing relationships with and between employers, the law school, and students to maximize student employment outcomes. This incumbent will assist in developing and executing a judicial clerkship and public sector strategic plan designed to increase the law school’s visibility with these employers and train students to create successful applications. This employee will also compile, manage, and analyze employer-related data and marketing materials. In addition, this incumbent will manage off-campus interview programs and other related projects.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, alumni, law school faculty and staff, and members of the legal community in a manner that supports their needs and enhances the reputation of the law school and its students and alumni.
  • Ability to cultivate, develop, and manage relationships with important constituencies such as students, alumni, and employers.
  • Knowledge of the legal job market, and legal employment in general.
  • Ability to work in a thorough and efficient manner and produce real results.
  • Positive, cheerful attitude, and “team player” approach to work and colleagues.
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic.

 

Duties/Responsibilities

Employer Outreach (35%):

  • Assist in the development and execution of a strategic outreach plan to strengthen existing and develop targeted relationships with public and private employers in the legal and business sectors to increase short-term and permanent employment opportunities for JD students and recent graduates.
  • Design and develop marketing material to employers, including website content, compose content and coordinate timing of communications to employers. Manage follow-up communications with employers.
  • Assist the Assistant Dean schedule and attend employer outreach visits.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of employer relation’s efforts and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts.
  • Oversee the management of the employer database and provide data and analysis relating to employer contacts and hiring patterns.
  • Establish best practices and manage employer notes kept in the database. Establish, manage and educate students on using the employer database.
  • Participate in various local, state, regional, and national organizations to increase employment opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Provide input and assistance on employer participation in student professional development programing and events.

Advisement and Assessment (25%):

  • Provide career advisement, assessment, and job search resources to law students for summer and post-graduate employment as well as law school alumni making career transitions based on knowledge of the legal profession.
  • Exercise discretion in providing career strategy guidance based on the needs of individual students and alums.

Judicial Clerkships (15%):

  • Contact current judges and former judicial clerks to learn about judicial clerkship opportunities and hiring preferences of judges.
  • Work with students to encourage interest in judicial clerkships, prepare and compile clerkship application packets, and submit them to judges on a timely basis.
  • Track clerkship hiring results for each class and provide an analysis of clerkship application and employment data.
  • Assist with the judicial clerkship job fair that includes the other four Georgia law schools and is held in Athens each year in conjunction with the state court judicial conference.

Public Interest and Government (15%):

  • Maintain extensive understanding of the unique aspects of the legal job market for public interest and government careers and employers including, without limitation, nonprofit providers of civil legal services, public defenders, prosecuting attorneys, nonprofit educational and public policy organizations, the military, and federal, state and local government agencies.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of, identify opportunities for, and manage administrative functions connected with fellowships, stipends and other funding for students working in public interest and government positions, both during summers and after graduation.
  • Work closely with the experiential education faculty to advertise, market, and develop internship and externship opportunities to students.

Program Administration (10%):

  • Assist in coordinating on-campus recruitment to address program resources, employer and student accessibility, and policy/procedure formulation.
  • Assist with check-in of employers as part of the on-campus recruitment program.
  • Assist in large office projects and other duties assigned by the Assistant Dean such as employment outcome reporting, establishing new off-campus interview programs, and planning events designed to introduce students to employers and alumni.

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