Willamette University is Seeking an Assistant Director of Placement

Job Description Summary:

Willamette University announces a full-time position for an Assistant Director of Placement for the College of Law.

The Assistant Director is responsible for working in partnership with, and providing support to, the Assistant Dean of Placement to provide job and career opportunities for students and alumni including pursuing potential job openings. The Assistant Director also provides strategic leadership in the creation, implementation and management of a comprehensive series of programs and workshops for students and recent graduates. This position will play an essential and high profile role in establishing and managing professional relationships with employers, attorneys and judges.

This is a full-time administrative position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education. Willamette University offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance, tuition exchange, retirement contributions, and reimbursement for moving expenses.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following functions:

1. Develops and maintains professional relationships with prospective employers, attorneys and judges in all areas of the law through meetings with hiring partners and administrators at law firms, businesses and government agencies to identify potential job opportunities and expected applicant qualifications; represents the College of Law at professional legal events and conferences; is an active participant in various local and state legal organizations.

2. Advises and counsels individual students and alumni on job placement opportunities, job search strategies and skills, application materials such as cover letters and resumes, career options, and other related areas. This includes identifying particular students, recent graduates or alumni for specific job openings and helping them prepare for the application process and potential interviews.

3. Develops, facilitates and participates in career-related workshops, information sessions, attorney panel presentations, and other Placement-related student and alumni events to increase employment and career opportunities in conjunction with the Assistant Dean.

4. Facilitates the Ed Sullivan Land Use Fellowship Program and directs the Willamette College of Law Pro Bono Honors Program.

5. Keeps current on legal employment trends and vehicles to enhance career networking.

6. Works with the Director of Externships to coordinate job and externship opportunities.

7. Performs the duties of the Assistant Dean in her or his absence or as directed.

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