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Director Career Development

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Career Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Job # 037553 Department Code 21701-2100 Department Law College-Dean Job Title Director Career Development Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level 06 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Director of Career Development will manage and coordinate all activities for the Office of Career Services, including working directly with students, counseling them on opportunities, searches, document review, and mock interviews, and will develop and deliver high quality, innovative and effective programming, under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Career Services and in close collaboration with the Director of Externships and Career Services towards a best in class Office of Career Services at the law school. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Five years of experience working in legal hiring and development.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Ability to organize, analyze, prioritize, and problem-solve within a fast-paced office environment.
  • Ability to think strategically and collaboratively, manage projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines as a self-starter.
  • Must be a team player with a focus on impact with both student and team success and a desire to innovate, continuously learn, and experiment.
  • Comfortable presenting to both large and small groups, both in-person and online.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with organizational, planning, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Strong service orientation, commitment to collaboration and innovation, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact well with diverse populations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially PowerPoint and Excel), database management, and electronic communications.
  • Experience with Symplicity preferred; ability to learn new software systems and tools.
Student-focused Services: Meet with students individually and in groups (virtually and in-person) about potential legal career paths, strategies for their legal job search, resume reviews, cover letter drafting, interview preparation, academic planning, networking techniques, and information about traditional and alternative legal career opportunities. Review and provide feedback on writing samples, resumes, cover letters, and other application materials for all JD and LLM students. Work with administrative staff to process and post job openings, coordinate interviews and lead follow ups with students, and meet with employers post-interview to capture relevant feedback for continuous customer service improvement.

Employer Development/Relations: Determine student interest in various legal practice settings, both traditional and non-traditional, and conduct research on employers in those legal markets. Build and maintain relationships with potential internship/externships hosts and legal employers in settings of interest by networking with alumni and non-alumni. Plan and participate in on-and-off campus Career networking events; attend professional development events and establish connections with relevant campus constituencies to provide professional development networks for students in order to increase students¿ leadership and decision-making competency around complex organizational challenges. Provide active support for the Assistant Dean’s strategic outreaches to cultivate new and enhance existing relationships with private, non-profit, federal (US), multinational, non-governmental and humanitarian employers domestically and internationally.

Programs and Events: Identify relevant career development information and deliver them efficiently and effectively using innovative communication tools and programming for delivery to students. This includes creating new content and/or revise existing materials, workshops, programs, and events to reflect changes in content. Coordinate what programs will be conducted by which staff and what dates and times are optimal for each type of event or program. Populate departmental calendar with all office-sponsored workshops and programs each semester.

Metrics and Reporting: Lead data collection and accreditation reporting requirements for various sources such as the ABA, NALP, US News and World Report, and Middle States. Be heavily involved in the drafting of the departmental annual report and other documents requested by various sources. Design and create complex reports and employment related surveys to support career services goals; analyze metrics to support strategic planning of the office.

Supervise Work-Study Students: Determine appropriate responsibilities for the work-study student and identify the most appropriate staff person to training the student on various topics. Liaise with other departmental staff to identify special projects that work-study students can be involved with. Determine the number of hours that will be worked each week; assign projects, and sign timesheets. Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 09/28/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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