The Office of Career Development and Public Service at Boston University School of Law Seeks Assistant Director for Office of Career Development and Public Service

The Office of Career Development and Public Service at Boston University School of Law invites applications for an Assistant Director position. This is a full-time administrative staff appointment starting immediately.

The Assistant Director will assist in all aspects of the Office of Career Development and Public Service (“CDO”), including: advising JD students on all aspects of the career search and planning process, conducting outreach to employers, participating in various marketing efforts, researching substantive practice areas, writing publications, assisting with career programming, developing content for the CDO web site and updating the site as needed, overseeing announcements and publicity for events and programs and communicating with other offices in the law school about the CDO. The Assistant Director will focus primarily on developing resources and advising students about private legal employment, including law firms and businesses.


  • A bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Admission to a state bar
  • Minimum of three years, preference for five years, of experience in private practice, post JD
  • Experience in advising, supervising and/or mentoring law students or new attorneys
  • Involvement in bar association(s) or other relevant legal professional groups
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in helping students explore vast range of legal opportunities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking experience
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to details and deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues
  • Ease in using technology/computers in daily work
  • Willingness to travel
  • Availability for evenings, as needed (with prior notice)
  • Absolutely must be a “people person” with a good sense of humor
  • Willingness to make a two-year commitment

Please apply on line. Submit your resume and a cover letter in which you explain your interest in and qualifications for the position.