Judicial Clerkship & Communication Coordinator

Jul 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. The Law School opened its doors in 1902, twelve years after the founding of the University of Chicago. It has been an innovator in legal education ever since.

Unit Job Summary: The University of Chicago Law School has an opening in their Career Services department for a Judicial Clerkship and Communications Coordinator. The individual will report to the Senior Director for Career Services and will manage the logistics of the judicial clerkship program and create a broad range of oral and written communications required by the Law School faculty and staff who work with judicial clerkship applicants and other job applicants. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Manage the tracking and reporting of all judicial internship and clerkship applications. Track data and generate regular analytic reports on judicial clerkship applications, interviews, hires, and experiences. Manage the production and distribution of the Judicial Clerkship Manual, judicial clerkship listserv postings, and other clerkship materials. Manage summer judicial internship program, including coordinating the outreach to judges and posting of judicial internship opportunities on our job databases. Supervise and coordinate on-campus programs and on-site arrangements for judges, faculty, and applicants. Assist with the preparation and dissemination of all application materials to the U.S. Supreme Court. Coordinate annual judicial clerkship program participant invitations, materials preparation, and scheduling for alumni and students. Advise students and alumni and review resumes, cover letters, and other application materials. Coordinate and disseminate information on job fairs. Track staff expenditures and coordinate staff/student/vendor payments and reimbursements. Provide support to the Senior Director and Associate Director in charge of the Law School's judicial clerkship program. Serve as back-up support for Career Services Communications Coordinator. Complete special projects and other duties as assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals in this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree with a minimum of two years of administrative experience in a student affairs, academic support, or closely-related environment, or a minimum of five years of administrative experience in a student affairs, academic support, or closely-related environment required.

Unit Experience: Experience working in a higher education institution strongly preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: The candidate must have: exceptional oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently, creatively and collaboratively; strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and constituencies; ability to engage in detailed work including close reading and editing; keen attention to confidentiality; ability to problem solve; proficiency with Word and Excel including creating spreadsheets, generating statistical analyses, and database management; Working knowledge of OSCAR and experience using University of Chicago financial systems (GEMS and e-payments) preferred.

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