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General Summary Reporting to the Dean of the College of Law, the Assistant Dean & Director of Law Career Services (LCS) directs the Law Career Services Office which provides career planning, career search and strategy counseling, employment information, and advising services to approximately 600 J.D. students and to our alumni population.
The Assistant Dean/Director develops relationships with students and graduates and represents the Law School to external constituencies including the legal community, potential employers, alumni, and the public to further career opportunities for students and alumni and professional development for students. S/he leads the development, delivery, and assessment of career experiences including employer recruiting, student/alumni advising programs, and professional development programs.
The Assistant Dean/Director provides strategic direction, leadership, and goals for student/graduate employment, employer engagement, and professional training, including oversight of the P2P program. The Assistant Dean/Director performs outreach to potential/current employers and is the key coordinator of all formal/informal recruiting programs. S/he is responsible for alumni advising and graduate employment data collection/reporting (in consultation with the Dean).
The Assistant Dean/Director also oversees the budget and supervises the administrative and professional staff. S/he leads efforts to build strategic internal partnerships, liaising closely with student affairs and student government to integrate career experiences throughout the student's co-curricular experience. S/he also provides oversight and guidance for building and managing relationships with external employers.
Responsibilities & Duties
Develop and manage a comprehensive career services program for approximately 600 students and our alumni population and provide a wide range of career counseling and programming services for these students and alumni; oversee and evaluate P2P program; participate in senior staff meetings to set college administrative policies.
Monitor and report progress.
Develop and maintain productive relationships with faculty members and alumni of the law school, as well as with a diverse group of current and prospective employers; implement outreach activities to increase employment opportunities for students and graduates; research and write marketing literature, do public speaking at school programs, professional meetings, and conferences and represent the law at professional association meetings.
Oversee the collection and reporting of the graduate employment survey report, analyze legal employment data for purposes of employer recruitment, marketing, and career guidance, and prepare employment statistics and reports for the Dean, Dean's Advisory Council, media outlets, and other constituencies.
She/He will lead a team to plan and implement strategies, goals, and tactics for engaging full-time and part-time and JD and non-JD students in activities that provide them with career experiences.
Through programming and partnerships externally and internally across the college, create opportunities for full-time and part-time students to build professional skills and networks, including administration of the Preparing to Practice Program.
Oversee LCS's office operations including overseeing the operating and gifts budgets and supervising of staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
JD with a minimum of 7 years of experience in legal career counseling, legal recruitment/practice, or equivalent experience.
Supervise, manage, coach, and evaluate the performance of 4 Assistant Directors.
1 Department Assistant; and 1-3 Student Workers.
Manages the annual Law Career Services operating and gifts budgets and monitors the expenses and assets of the department as well as identifies future needs and costs.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Excellent counseling, administrative, communication (oral and written), organizational, time management, problem-solving, presentation, public relations, customer service and managerial/supervisory skills, strong computer skills, and the demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working relationships with numerous constituencies.
Serve as a member of the Dean Team with other senior administrators; work collaboratively with the Dean and other members of the admin team.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive working relationships internally with the LCS team, faculty, staff, and students.
Ability to work independently and effectively as a team, and under stressful conditions, with attention to detail and deadlines; self-motivated and committed to excellence; ability to organize, prioritize and solve problems for efficient time management, moving easily between different tasks utilizing different skills.
Ability to work with and relate to students and alumni of diverse backgrounds with different credentials and career goals.
Ability to communicate professionally and persuasively and respond quickly to establish a rapport with prospective employers, students, and alumni.
Extensive knowledge of the legal job market and related recruiting practices and hiring needs of legal employment as well as significant familiarity with traditional and alternative career opportunities for legal professionals.
Strong computer skills, including Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
Superior level of professionalism and the ability to understand and maintain a high level of confidentiality in the workplace.
Takes initiative, highly motivated, conscientious, good judgment, strong work ethic, dependable, reliable, highly adaptable, and enthusiastic.
Additional Information For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
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At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.