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leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We
envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all
identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully
included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent
every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally
recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of
public policy, law, the arts, communications, international
development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented,
and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its
strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for
all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for
creating change through our knowledge and our work.
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The American University Washington College of Law seeks a Career
Counselor (Law School) to provide career counseling, professional
development training, and support to our diverse community of law
- Individual Career Counseling. The counselor will meet
with individual law students and recent graduates for one-on-one
counseling sessions covering everything from career exploration to
goal setting, preparing basic application materials, practicing for
interviews, negotiating offers, and other professional development.
The counselor must be prepared to guide students interested in
various practice areas and will develop knowledge on a range of
legal careers in the public and private sectors. The counselor will
also develop specific areas of expertise and serve as the primary
office resource for that sector (e.g., criminal law, international
- Programming for Groups of Students. The counselor will
work with other team members to organize and host events for
students, highlighting everything from how to draft a basic resume
to sophisticated discussions of trends in the legal market. The
counselor will also organize resume review and mock interview
events, as well as assist with career fairs and on-campus
recruiting events. The counselor will serve as the liaison for
student groups, including affinity or interest groups.
- Written and Video Materials. With the assistance of
other team members, the counselor will draft or record written or
video materials to be shared with the student body, such as how-to
guides, introductions to various types of practice, advice on
practical job-seeking skills, surveys, websites, social media, and
We’re looking for a new team member with a JD degree who is eager
to collaborate with others, understands how to support a diverse
student body, has boundless patience, and a sense of humor. We are
especially interested in hearing from candidates who would
contribute to the diversity of our community. The ideal candidate
will love talking with people about their aspirations, is well
organized, detail-oriented, and knows how to remain flexible.
Experience or expertise in criminal law, family law, international
law, or IP a plus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Flexible, hybrid schedule
- Some evening hours required to meet the needs of our part-time
Required Education and Experience
- Full-Time - 35 hours per week.
- Project Leader/Advisor B
- This is a union-eligible position.
Preferred Education and Experience
- J.D. degree
- 2-4 years of relevant experience
- Excellent, organizational, oral and written communication
- Knowledge of legal job search, career/ employment services,
recruiting, interviewing and staffing principles and
- Knowledge of the legal employment market and job search
- Ability to assess individual needs, motivators and differences
in abilities and career interests.
- Cultural competence and comfort working within a proudly
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Counseling experience preferred but not required (training
- Experience or expertise in criminal law, family law,
international law, or IP a plus.
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive.
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
This position is part of a collective bargaining unit represented
by SEIU Local 500. That means the terms and conditions of your
employment are governed by university policy (including the Staff
Personnel Policies Manual) and any collective bargaining agreement
entered into between American University and SEIU Local 500.
Current American University Employees
If you are a current employee at American University, please log
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please select the Careers tile which will take you to our internal
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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and
regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal
appearance, gender identity and expression, family
responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran
status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases
under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its
programs and activities.
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