University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law seeks an individual who will provide career planning assistance to students and alumni through individual counseling, document review, workshops, and special programs.
Essential Duties and Accountabilities:
1. Career Advising - Counsel individuals on career planning and job search strategies, including self-assessment, networking, and skills development; review resumes and cover letters and conduct mock employment interviews; read recent publications, attend seminars, and advise law students and alumni about interviewing and resume and cover letter writing techniques; work with specialized career services management software to input counseling notes, review job postings, plan events, and run reports.
2. Career Advising - Read recent publications, attend seminars, and advise law students and alumni about current market trends regarding legal and alternative employers; develop an expertise in distinct practice areas or market segments to act as a resource for other staff members, students, and alumni.
3. Alumni Support – Support bridge to practice and stipend project for new graduates; counsel alumni per advising responsibilities above.
4. Documentation for Clients - Write and edit handouts, web stories/areas and recorded presentations on all aspects of the career planning process for client self-service.
5. Career Development Programing – Support and execute career skills programs, professional development workshops, and other career development events and trainings.
6. Other duties as assigned.
• Education and/or Experience:
J.D. degree and minimum of two years legal practice experience preferred; alternatively, equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Extensive knowledge of the legal profession, the legal employment market, and career options for law students and attorneys.
• Communication & Reasoning:
Excellent counseling skills required. Ability to guide, counsel, and establish an excellent rapport with students and alumni to assist them in meeting their career goals. Superior writing and editing skills required. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills in working with students, alumni, faculty, the legal community, and professional colleagues.
• Computer Skills & Technical Skills:
Good to moderate skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and Internet research. Proficiency with career management software.
• Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some lifting of materials (20 lbs or less)
• Bending, stretching, reaching required
• Sitting for long periods of time
• Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Forty hours per week, Monday through Friday, with flexibility to handle some night and weekend work, including travel. Valid driver's license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University’s insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.