Golden Gate University Seeks Director for Employer Outreach



External Outreach and Marketing:   

  • Develop and build long-term relationships with local and national employers to identify or create new employment and externship opportunities for Golden Gate law students and graduates. Conduct outreach visits to prospective and current employers. Maintain regular communication with past, current and prospective employers, alumni and placements. 
  • Develop marketing initiatives to promote GGU law students and alumni, particularly in the private sector legal markets. 
  • Cultivate relationships with local, state, and national bar associations to generate more employment opportunities, raise the profile of the law school, and stay abreast of the needs of the legal community. 
  • Coordinate with LCS staff to increase employer participation in established recruiting programs (e.g., On-Campus Interview and Resume Collection services). 
  • In coordination with LCS staff, the Dean, and faculty, identify and promote options to engage attorneys and prospective employers, including participation in the mentor program, speaking on campus, supervising externs, hosting receptions and information sessions, and participating in recruiting programs. 
  • Represent GGU at job fairs, including regional, diversity, geographic and special interest fairs. 
  • Participate actively in legal and professional organizations such as BALRA (Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association), NALP (National Association for Legal Professionals), local and specialty bar associations, and the Law Career Services Consortium of Northern California.  

Career Development Programming 

  • In collaboration with Law Career Services staff, identify speakers and topics for career programming. 
  • Conceptualize, plan and host employer events (e.g., receptions, information sessions, etc.) at the law school in collaboration with LCS and externship staff.   
  • Invite alumni and other attorneys to interact with students via campus presentations, receptions, and participation in the 30-Minute Mentor program. 
  • Write content for handouts, blog entries, social media, newsletters and external publications.

Internal Outreach and Relations 

  • Share substantive feedback from employers with faculty, dean, and LCS staff for incorporation into curriculum planning and career advising. 
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean and faculty members, provide direction to the law school’s Employment Task Force to support faculty members’ efforts in linking students with the legal community.  Train faculty and law school leadership boards on how to make helpful introductions and interventions on behalf of GGU students and graduates. 
  • Work closely with the Office of University Advancement in conducting outreach to alumni for employer development purposes. 

Data Analysis, Data Management and Assessment: 

  • Conduct research to identify prospective employers for outreach purposes and expand the employer database. 
  • In collaboration with LCS staff, develop and utilize a variety of communications and records systems to monitor employment outreach activity and history. 
  • Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Law Career Services, identify specific outreach goals and produce regular reports to evaluate success. 



Education and Experience: 



  • Experience in law career services, legal recruiting, or legal hiring.
  • Well-developed network of relationships with Bay Area legal employers.
  • Experience with event planning, program administration, record keeping and working with deadlines required.
  • Experience supervising staff.


  • J.D. degree from ABA-accredited law school or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Member of the state bar of California
  • Experience in program development and administration, preferably in a law school or other post-secondary educational institution.
  • Experience in relationship cultivation and stewardship (e.g., fundraising, recruiting, marketing and sales).
  • Prior experience working with diverse populations.  

Knowledge of: 

  • Principles and best practices of law career services, legal recruiting and hiring practices.
  • Current legal job market, both locally and nation-wide.
  • Effective design of marketing campaigns that involve in-person, email and telephonic outreach.
  • Best practices for cultivating relationships with prospective employers. 
  • Best practices for record-keeping using online databases and other tools.
  • MS Office and prior experience utilizing relational databases.

 Ability to: 

  • Initiate and maintain positive and professional relationships with employers, students, faculty, staff, and the legal community.
  • Be a champion for the law school and its students to prospective employers.
  • Spend a significant amount of time out of the office. Plan to use time efficiently, whether working in the office or off-site.
  • Act independently while staying in close communication with supervisor and team members. Work collaboratively with law school colleagues to share information and resources.
  • Understand and be sensitive to the needs of diverse populations of students.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in oral and written forms. Excellent public speaking and group presentation skills.
  • Maintain accurate records and develop systems to set goals and monitor progress in achieving goals.
  • Earn trust and maintain confidentiality.
  • Exercise sound judgment in decision making and problem solving.
  • Manage and prioritize work assignments within established timeframes.
  • Plan events (develop timeline, budget, marketing strategies, logistics needs, volunteer coordination, and logistical oversight).
  • Think innovatively to grow already established programs and implement new ones.
  • Handle delicate issues with grace and a sense of humor.


Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Schedule may require some evening and weekend

hours, and local travel to off-campus appointments during the week




The Director for Employer Outreach reports to the Associate Dean for Law Career Services and is

responsible for promoting, cultivating and expanding employment opportunities for Golden Gate law

students and graduates.


To apply, submit an application on the website. Include a PDF cover letter and resume.