Valparaiso University Law School Seeks Assistant Director, Career Planning Center, Alumni Relations

Valparaiso University Law School invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Career Planning, Alumni Relations.

Valparaiso University Law School is located in northwest Indiana and is part of a residential community with excellent public schools and other resources.  It is approximately ten miles from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, as well as one hour from downtown Chicago.  The law school is an integral part of ValparaisoUniversity, a Lutheran-affiliated institution founded in 1859 and known for its outstanding liberal arts education and professional programs.  For more information about Valparaiso Law School, see the website.  

The Assistant Director, Alumni Relations, Career Planning Center, at the School of Law is an integral member of the Career Planning management team developing and administering programs to strengthen the relationship between Alumni and the School of Law community (locally, nationally, and internationally). 

The Assistant Director will establish and implement programs that involve students, faculty, staff, employers and Alumni that include the Alumni Mentor program, Distinguished Alumni Lunches, Monthly CPC Presentations, Receptions and more.  The Assistant Director will also assist CPC and OIA with management of theSchool of Law Alumni Boards including, but not limited to, Alumni Council, Regional Alumni Councils and otherSchool of Law Alumniboards/groups.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Developing and managing the alumni relations program
  • Developing, managing, and marketing the alumni mentor program
  • Collaborating with faculty, staff, student, employers, and alumni
  • Assisting with data collection and maintenance of databases
  • Representing  the Career Planning Center and Valparaiso University Law School at various (internal and external) events and activities
  • Managing and maintaining office administrative responsibilities such as special projects, monthly reports, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is required
  • J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school or M.B.A. is preferred
  • 2 years related experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with presentation programs, spreadsheets and data bases
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with event planning and social media marketing preferred
  • Effective use of planning, organizational, and project management skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds

Application process: 

The priority deadline for receipt of applications is October 25, 2011.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Please submit an electronic cover letter, résumé, and references to Human Resources.