Harvard Law School Office of Career Services Seeks Assistant Director for J.D. Advising and Recruitment and Office Manager

Assistant Director for J.D. Advising Position:

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director reports to the Assistant Dean for Career Services. This position interacts extensively with highly talented students, works collaboratively with a dynamic and creative Career Services staff and is involved in the day-to-day operations of a vital and fast-paced service oriented office. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Provides career counseling to JD students;
  • Plans, develops and implements a comprehensive series of career programs and workshops;
  • Writes materials for office communications including office publications, the website, and blog; and
  • Serves as a liaison to student groups and assists with supervision of student peer advisors and interns.


The candidate must have a J.D., law practice experience, and three to five years of demonstrated career counseling experience. Experience in a law school career services office, knowledge of self-assessment tools, alternative legal and non-legal career paths, and project and event planning experience is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral presentation and writing skills, the ability to plan and meet deadlines, the ability to work independently and effectively as a team, a strong work ethic, superb judgment, an excellent sense of humor, and an enthusiastic approach to his or her work.

How to Apply:

Beginning September 12, please apply on-line, select administrative/staff jobs (external candidates) and then select Auto req ID #27716BR. (Note: external candidates will not be able to view this job posting or apply online until September 12.)

Recruitment and Office Manager Position:

The Recruitment and Office manager coordinates School’s Early Interview Program, International Summer Employment Program and spring on-campus interview programs, working closely with the Assistant Director for Recruitment and Operations and other members of the OCS team. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serves as primary employer relations contact; communicates policies and resolves wide range of logistical issues, judging importance independently.
  • Organizes complex calendar of employer events and student interviews (up to 12,000 interviews annually.)
  • Maintains data; creates various management reports and assists with preparing the office budget.
  • Assigns and manages on-campus interview space.
  • Manages the International Summer Employment Program and LL.M. Overseas Job Fair.
  • Serves as office manager for department: Manages resource library, Web Events calendar for employers, employer information in OCS database (CSM) and staff vacation and out of office calendar.
  • Assists with OCS marketing and outreach.
  • Handles variety of financial duties: organizes time collection and approval processes for temporary employee payroll processes; processes travel reimbursements and office bills and handles collection of fees for recruitment programs and employer sponsored events.
  • Works with outside vendors to negotiate rates and discounts.
  • Manages online credit card payment system including payment collection and system set-up for various programs.
  • Some overtime required during three peak periods in summer, fall and spring to coordinate interview programs.  


  • College background preferred; high school graduate or equivalent plus 4-5 years of relevant administrative/programmatic support experience required.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and problem solve while exercising superb judgment.
  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc), internet technology and web based applications, web page publishing, databases, and reporting tools and software. 

How to Apply: 

Please apply on-line, select administrative/staff jobs (external candidates) and then select Auto req ID #27585BR.