Director for Graduate Success

The School of Law at CU Boulder is now accepting applications for a Director for Graduate Success. This role works closely with the Career Development Office to provide direct support to recent graduates and more experienced alumni. This Director will also counsel current students who are specifically interested in pursuing careers in International law.

Who we are:

We are an engaged, diverse, and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who help one another succeed. Our selective admissions process keeps our student body small, enabling our faculty, staff, alumni, and professional network to invest deeply in each student's success. Because we take our responsibility to educate and train future lawyers very seriously, our curriculum, research centers, and experiential learning opportunities are designed to prepare students for success in today's changing legal environment.

What your key responsibilities will be:

This position will enhance the long-term success of students and alumni through the following duties:

Alumni Advising
  • Advise new graduates on career opportunities and communicate to them all pertinent information regarding the bar exam and application process, licensure, entry-level job postings and professional/networking opportunities.
  • Counsel more experienced alumni on job search strategies, career direction and networking.
  • Manage and maintain counseling notes and participate in Career Development strategy meetings.

Administrative Duties
  • Assist the Assistant Dean of Career Development with compiling graduate employment data and statistics for all annual reporting responsibilities.
  • Supervise bar application programming, including the coordination of the Board of Bar Examiners info sessions, character and fitness sessions, and COLAP on campus visits.

Student Advising
  • Counsel current students on career paths and job opportunities in International law.
  • Manage and maintain counseling notes and participate in Career Development strategy meetings.

Mentor Program
  • Manage and further develop the recent graduate mentoring and alumni/student mentoring programs.

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $53,000 - 56,000/annually, commensurate with experience..

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be diverse. Be strategic. Be excited. Be Boulder.


What we require:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • At least three years of professional experience.
  • Coaching or counseling experience.

What you will need:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Flexible and open to change and new ideas.
  • The ability to be enthusiastic about working with student and alumni populations.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and constituencies.
  • Computer skills (familiarity with and knowledge of ways to leverage technology to be as efficient and effective as possible).
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Understanding of the critical importance of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of effective job search strategies for students and alumni in the current job market, inventories/assessments and competencies.
  • The ability to be creative and energetic while understanding how to motivate and counsel students and alumni on job search strategies.

What we'd like you to have:
  • JD or Master's degree.
  • Experience practicing law.
  • Experience coaching/counseling/mentoring lawyers or law students.
  • Programming experience.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of web-based legal career research systems and social media.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Deadline extend. Please apply by August 17, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-10392.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Student Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10352 - School of Law

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 11, 2017

Closing Date: Aug 17, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00722644


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