Valparaiso University Law School Seeks Assistant Director, Career Planning Center, Government, Non-Profit and Pro Bono

Valparaiso University Law School invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Career Planning (Government, Non-Profit and Pro Bono).

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 ValparaisoLawSchool, see the website.  

The Assistant Director of Career Planning (Government, Non-Profit and Pro Bono) atValparaiso University Law School is an integral member of the Career Planning management team assisting students and alumni in making satisfying and informed career decisions, setting realistic goals, and creating opportunities to meet those goals.  Reporting to the Director of Career Advising, the Assistant Director remains current on developing trends and technologies within the employment markets, specifically Government, Non-Profit and Pro Bono.  Additionally, the Assistant Director must remain current on educational trends in the same arenas.

Responsibilities include

  • Build strong relationships with and advise students in all aspects of their employment searches (cover letters, resumes, interview preparation) as well as targeting employers and identifying appropriate and effective employment search resources
  • Administer Summer Public Interest Stipend and Loan Repayment Assistance Programs
  • Work with Directors to coordinate Pro Bono Program and ABA Minority Judicial Clerkship Program
  • Communicate, conduct outreach and follow-up with all Valparaiso University Law School student and alumni
  • Remain current on developing trends and technologies within the employment markets, specifically Government, Non-Profit and Pro Bono 
  • Remain current on educational trends in the same arenas
  • Assist with management of recruitment technology
  • Assist with data collection and maintain databases
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with Valparaiso University Law School student organizations
  • Establish and maintain faculty contacts in each of the academic disciplines within Valparaiso University Law School in coordination with other team members
  • Represent the Career Planning Center and Valparaiso University Law School at various (internal and external) events and activities
  • Manage and maintain 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
  • 3 – 5 years progressive responsibility in student advising and programming experience
  • Demonstrated experience with career assessments (Strong and MBTI) and knowledge of student development/career theory strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with career-related software programs, presentation programs, spreadsheets and databases is strongly preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • 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 search will remain open until the position is filled.  Please submit an electronic cover letter, résumé, and references to Human Resources.