Asst Director for Private Sector Opportunities

Colorado, Denver, USA
May 24, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities, and working closely with other members of the CDO team, the Assistant Director for Private Sector Opportunities will spur efforts to expand professional opportunities for Denver Laws JD students, as well as students in its Masters and certificate programs, with a particular emphasis on the private sector. The Assistant Director for Private Sector Opportunities will have an up-to-date, market-relevant understanding of the variety of legal practice settings available to students trained in law, including law firms (solo, boutique, mid-sized, and large), accounting firms, consulting firms, financial services companies, start-ups, and other for-profit entities. In collaboration with faculty, staff, alumni, and external partners, the successful candidate will lead efforts to expand opportunities at the state, regional, national, and international levels through employer outreach, programmatic initiatives, and one-on-one counseling.

Essential Functions

  • Engage in outreach designed to expand and strengthen relationships with current and prospective private-sector employers.
  • Develop and enhance programming designed to expand private-sector opportunities for JD students, as well as students in Denver Laws Masters and certificate programs.
  • Provide professional career counseling in one-on-one and small-group settings to Denver Law students.
  • Lead Denver Laws on-campus interview programs for JD and Masters students.
  • Work closely with the Externship Program to cultivate and steward employer-partners.
  • Work closely with the Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Legal Studies to develop international professional opportunities.
  • Work with the CDO team to compile and report employment statistics in an accurate and comprehensive manner.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Denver Law community including faculty, staff, and alumni to expand professional opportunities for students.

Required Qualifications

  • JD or equivalent from an accredited law school.
  • A minimum of three years of legal experience in one or more relevant areas, including legal practice, business, or higher education administration.
  • Detailed knowledge of the evolving market for legal services.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A strong compliance orientation.
  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a high-performance setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a variety of projects and with a variety of constituents.
  • Experience counseling professional students or practicing professionals.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check, pre-employment drug screen and verification of education & employment.

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