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

Assistant Director for J.D. Advising Harvard Law School Office of Career Services:

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., three years law practice experience, and demonstrated mentoring or 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 be innovative and creative and have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. The ideal candidate also will also have 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: 

Please apply on-line select administrative/staff jobs and then select requisition # 28073BR. Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references.