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(Hybrid) Law School Career Services Program Director - College of Law

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2022

West Virginia University College of Law is current accepting positions for a Career Services Program Director . The Program Director will report to the Director of the Meredith Center of Career Services and Professional Development (CSPD) and will work to carry out the mission of the CSPD at the WVU College of Law. They will provide individual career strategy and coaching sessions, organize and conduct group programming and workshops to facilitate student development of job search strategies; and be a vital part of the comprehensive career services programming for approximately 330 law students.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays ( staff holiday calendar )
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year
    (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information ? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs
What you'll do:
  • Assist director in conducting research, promoting and advising students regarding all types of summer clerkship and post-graduate career opportunities.

  • Provide one-on-one career coaching to currently enrolled students and alumni on topics including career planning, career goals, career options and opportunities; application material review and revision; and production of job-search related materials.

  • Provide one-on-one and group training on various job search strategies.

  • Coordinate twice annual On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) programs spanning 2-3 weeks each and attended by 15-20 prospective employers.

  • Oversee job postings, online resume collections, and facilitation of off-site and/or video OCI, as needed.

  • Serve as a vital external relations liaison through coordination of OCI.

  • Maintain contact with current and potential employers, members of the Bar, the judiciary to expand employment opportunities for students.

  • Assist Director in design and implementation of professional skills programs to prepare students for employment. Professional skills programs may include career services orientation, mock interviewing, networking, professional etiquette, appropriate attire, internet/social media presence, and other related programs as needed in 21st century legal workplace.

  • Develop and implement tools to evaluate satisfaction of various constituent groups with CSPD, including OCI support, summer employment status, and desired field of practice. Utilize statistical methods to gauge the significance of results and feedback.

  • Analyze survey feedback to provide input to CSPD’s strategic planning process, particularly with respect to employer outreach and employer education.

  • Conduct employer/law firm/corporate outreach through attendance at various College of Law and professional meetings and events for the purpose of establishing and maintaining possible employment, alumni, and development relationships for the CSPD.
    Serve on College of Law committees at discretion of William J. Maier, Jr. Dean of the College of Law.

  • Coordinate with attorneys and other external partners to assist with development of career services programming.

Qualifications :

J.D. Preferred, or masters degree in related field (Masters of Business Administration, Counseling, Student Services, Public Administration)
3-5 years public sector law practice or private sector law practice or public interest law practice or student advising or legal recruiting or any combination of the above
Leadership/management skills to independently implement and oversee multiple CSPD events with minimal supervision
Ability to conduct one-on-one and group career coaching sessions, including sensitivity to interests of students and employers with wide-ranging credentials
Superior written and oral communication
Strong computer skills

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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