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Executive Director, Career Services

Seton Hall University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assist in the leadership of the Office of Career Services in its efforts to serve the employment needs of both JD and MSJ students and alumni, including maintaining a heavy counseling schedule, reviewing and editing student materials, and assisting in managing the coordination and implementation of the Spring and Fa ll Recruiting Programs, the judicial clerkship application process, first-yea r introduction, and data collection. Work with the office to maintain and improve the employment placement rate by researching job opportunities, marketing, and providing effective career counseling to students. Responsible for the administration, expansion, compliance and reporting for the externship program. Organize and conduct programming for t he externship program. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean, perform other functions including employer outreach, compiling and analyzing data, coordinating counseling and office coverage, and organizing programmatic efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counsel JD and M SJ students and alumni. Maintain a heavy counseling schedule to advise current J D and MSJ students and alumni on career paths including careers in public service, course selection, use of resources, job search and interviewing strategies, employment options, interviewing, and professionalism, in addition to providing general advice on varied topics t hat are specifically applicable to t he student or alumnus. Perform other key
    managerial functions as directed and delegated by the Assistant Dean.
  • Responsible for the assisting in the administration and expansion of the law school 's externship program.
  • Review and edit student materials, including resumes, cover letters, personal statements, writing samples, thank you letters, and other correspondence, communicate edits to the student, suggest students re-submit for continuing edits to ensure quality of written materials. Conduct mock interviews for students.
  • Increase Job Opportunities.
  • Assist the office in coordinating, marketing, and implementing the Judicial Clerkship, First-Year Introduction, and Fall and Spring Recruitment Programs, including reviewing and processing thousands of applications, and reviewing unusually high volume of resumes, requiring daily extended hours during the calendar year (12 hour days in the office and weekend work are typical during peak recruitment periods).
  • Facilitate the collection, coordination and reporting of data. Work on internal and external data projects throughout the year, including required reporting to the American Bar Association, NALP, US News, and Princeton Review, and information provided to faculty and administrators in connection with specific data requests. Coordinate with Recruiting Coordinator and Secretary on data collection. Analyze data collection results in response to specific questions. Advance strategic plan of law school and office by examining employment outcomes (summer, academic year, post-graduation, and post-clerkship) to identify areas of strength and weakness and recommending course of action. Work with other departments to ensure timely completion of data projects. Develop system to ensure efficient retention of employment information.
  • Work on the development and execution of career and professional development events. Working with the Assistant Dean, develop, market, plan, and staff professionalism events ranging from brown bag gatherings, workshops, large scale networking events, and panel discussions. Develop and modify curriculum, serve as panel
    moderator, or lecturer.
  • Advise students on careers in public service. Disseminate information to students and alumni interested in public service work. Develop strategic methods to pipeline talent for top public service hiring programs. Work on summer funding and preparatory programs designed to assist those seeking careers in public service.

Required Qualifications:

  • JD required

Salary Grade:

  • AD190 - Administrative


  • Exempt

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment

Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

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