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Assistant Dean - Student Career Success and Employer Relations

Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
Depends on experience
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2022

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

Assistant Dean - Student Career Success and Employer Relations
Arizona State University
Req ID# 86401BR
Campus: Downtown Phoenix
Department: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Job Description

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law seeks an experienced, outgoing, and collaborative leader for the position of Assistant Dean, Student Career Success and Employer Relations. The assistant dean will be responsible for leading, managing, and strategically directing the Law Career Services department with a focus on student employment outcomes in Arizona, around the country, and internationally. Student satisfaction with the services provided and the cultivation of relationships with employers and alumni will also be essential to success.

The assistant dean will be a part of the College of Law’s senior leadership team and contribute to the school’s overall strategic planning. They will participate in problem-solving and provide input on student recruiting, development, and employment issues. The assistant dean will report to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.


Salary Range
$80,000 - $120,000 per year: DOE

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Essential Duties

  • Design, develop, and execute strategies and plans that enhance student career success
  • Identify, develop and cultivate an expansive network of external constituencies including local, regional and national communities, potential employers, alumni, and the public at large to heighten the visibility of the College of Law and student success upon graduation
  • Identify, participate in, and create job placement and career events at the local, regional, and national level that enhance the visibility of upcoming law school graduates
  • Assist in managing data analytics within the department including reporting and statistical analysis focused on maximizing the return on resources and efforts to increase employability upon graduation
  • Provide students with ongoing support and direction related to practice areas, identification of passions and career aspirations, and marketplace opportunities as well as assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview skills
  • Manage people, projects, and an annual budget and support the overall goals and objectives of the College of Law
  • Provide input and suggestions relative to ensuring the department is fully integrated with the overall strategic plan and that support enrollment goals, student success while in school, fundraising, and employability upon graduation
  • Other duties as assigned to assist the department and the College of Law

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate degree and three (3) years’ experience practicing law AND two (2) years’ experience working with or advising students in a higher education setting.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in education, student services, career services, or a related field (8 years)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of career development issues affecting law students, lawyers, and the legal profession
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal communication skills including experience advising, coaching, and counseling a wide range of audiences and building relationships
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local, regional, and national job markets
  • Experience working in Washington, D.C. or Los Angeles or both
  • Experience in collecting, reporting, and analyzing relevant data to help make informed, strategic decisions
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • Experience in using computer software and web-based tools such as 12twenty, Salesforce, and Tableau
  • Administrative and budgetary experience

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.• •
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, motor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.

Department Statement

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is one of the nation’s preeminent law schools, focused on offering students a personalized legal education. Ranked No. 1 in Arizona since 2010 and No. 30 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, ASU Law offers students the opportunity to tailor their education, to match externships to their interests and career services resources to help land their ideal jobs. Additionally, ASU Law’s LEED Gold certified building in downtown Phoenix is steps away from the legal, political and economic heart of Arizona. For more information, visit

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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