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Associate Director of Career Development and Diversity Initiatives

Employer
St. John's University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Associate Director of Career Development and Diversity Initiatives

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. Our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Department:

Law School, Career Development Office

Specific Job Title:

Associate Director of Career Development and Diversity Initiatives

Reports to:

Jeanne Ardan, Associate Dean for Career Development and Externships

Campus:

Queens

Job Summary:

St. John's University School of Law is seeking a candidate for the position of Associate Director of Career Development and Diversity Initiatives. The Career Development Office at St. John's provides proactive, individualized, and student-centered placement services to J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni. Professional staff members are assigned a mix of 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and recent graduates.

Essential Functions:
  • Lead efforts to improve the career outcomes of students from marginalized and underrecognized communities.
  • Collaborate with the Law School's Associate Dean for Career Development and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to create an inclusive environment, to encourage valuing of persons from diverse backgrounds, and to promote a law school atmosphere that assures equitable treatment for all persons.
  • Serve as an integral member of the Dean's Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Manage diversity-related employment programs, including collecting information on advertising and executing programs as well as developing and administering events.
  • Oversee and administer all aspects of diversity fellowship applications, including the New York City Bar Diversity Fellowship Program. This includes staying abreast of new opportunities, advertising them to students generally and individually, meeting with students, encouraging applications, creating a fellowship information panel and a personal statement workshop, reviewing application materials, choosing and serving on selection committees, preparing students for interviews, tracking results, and keeping detailed records.
  • Lead the development of employment opportunities for students from marginalized and underrecognized communities.
    • Serve as integral member of the Employer Outreach Team to grow and generate employment opportunities for those students.
    • Build relationships with employers, alumni, law firm and other organization diversity directors.
  • Develop strong professional relationships to engage affinity and shared identity group members, including attending general body meetings and collaborating on events and panels.
  • Manage caseload of assigned students.
  • Help assigned students discover their areas of interest and obtain summer and permanent employment positions that meet students' goals.
  • Recognize the interrelationship between academic advising, the curriculum, externships, and clinics, and members of the Career Development Office
  • Liaise with faculty, alumni, and administrators regularly.


  • Facilitate student success. Meet with students regularly, communicating opportunities and advice in-person, by phone, video conference, and e-mail. Assist students with job search strategies, application documents, interview skills and their professional development.
  • Develop programs, services, and materials that will assist students and alumni in developing effective job search strategies.
  • Record, update, and report on data to track students' and graduates' employment outcomes success.
  • Other duties as assigned


Competencies

  • Superior interpersonal, communication, organizational, writing, and administrative skills; knowledge of the legal profession.
  • Law practice experience required.
  • Significant DEI experience required, such as DEI initiatives or program administration, event planning, training, or advising marginalized and underrecognized communities.
  • Career counseling or experience working with students required.
  • 7-10 years' professional experience required.
  • A Juris Doctor degree is required.
  • Legal recruiting experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of varied technology, including Symplicity preferred.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages administrative projects and processes including diversity-related employer outreach, employment opportunities, fellowship programs and event development.

Work Environment

This position operates in a professional office environment. Attendance at student and alumni events, both on- and off-site, is required sometimes.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; move about; sit; to carry work and use controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; communicate.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Start and end times to be established by Associate Dean. Evening and weekend events are required sometimes.

Travel

Travel is primarily local. Attendance at out-of-state conferences or events may be required sometimes.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, organizational, writing, and administrative skills; knowledge of the legal profession.
  • Law practice experience required.
  • DEI experience required such as DEI initiatives or program administration, event planning, training, or advising marginalized and underrecognized communities.
  • Career counseling or experience working with students required.
  • 7-10 years' professional experience required.
  • A Juris Doctor degree is required.


Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Legal recruiting experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of varied technology, including Symplicity preferred.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Admission to NY state bar preferred.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $82,500 - $92,900. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

This position may be relocated to any of St. John's University's physical locations at any time.

St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events

Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


To apply, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/StJohnsEdu/Careers/jobs/219366



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