St. Thomas University School of Law Seeks Associate Director of Career Services
St. Thomas University School of Law is currently seeking am Associate Director of Career Services.
Duties: Will provide individual counseling to students and graduates regarding career planning and job searches, including self-assessment, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, professional skills development, job search strategies, and career options. Coordinates workshops and other programs. Assists in the administration of on-campus and off-campus recruiting and interviewing programs throughout the year. Plans and attends events to facilitate networking opportunities and skill building for students. Assists with collecting, managing, and reporting on an on-going basis for various annual reports. Interacts with legal employers, associations and other members of the legal community locally, regionally and nationally to enhance opportunities for students and graduates of the law school, and to enhance the reputation of the law school and its students and graduates. Develops employer outreach programs. Assists with the creation and editing of handouts, marketing materials, and other resources. The successful candidate will report directly to the Director of Career Services.
Requirements: J.D degree from ABA accredited law school is preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience in career counseling, legal recruiting/hiring, or legal practice required. Knowledge of the legal employment market. Superior interpersonal, communication, counseling and presentation skills. Must have a healthy sense of humor and get along well with all members of department staff. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and knowledge of legal resume and cover letter format. Strong time management and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively with frequent interruptions and changing priorities. Ability to exercise exemplary judgment when dealing with sensitive information and difficult situations. Enthusiasm for working with law students, lawyers, and the legal community. Skill with word processing programs, spreadsheets, database applications, the Internet, and legal job posting/resume collection programs, such as Symplicity, preferred. Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter (including salary requirement), resume, and list of references to the Director of Career Services, Mercedes Pino.