Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategy

Emory University, School of Law
Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 30, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategy

Emory University, School of Law

Atlanta, Georgia

The School of Law of Emory University, a top tier law school in the thriving city of Atlanta, seeks an innovative and experienced leader to serve as its next Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategy. Reporting to the Dean, the Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategy serves as an integral member of the Law School's senior administration, and collaborates with the Dean and other senior leaders on strategic planning processes. The new Assistant Dean will serve
as the primary liaison to the faculty and school administration and oversees all aspects of career services, including the management of existing programs, staff, and activities.

The ideal candidate will be an effective leader, natural collaborator, experienced leader working with diverse student populations and skilled communicator with a strategic, decision-enabling mindset who can effectively advise and work with Emory Law leadership, faculty, students and external partners. The Assistant Dean position combines the roles of administrator, marketer, and advisor with the ability to articulate and execute a compelling vision for the office and its programs. An important component of the Assistant Dean’s leadership is the ability to educate employers about the skills, abilities and experience possessed by Emory Law students and alumni, to encourage an expanding array of employers to recruit from Emory Law, to engage students from diverse backgrounds with varying interests, in discerning their professional interests, and to aid and advise students in developing the skills and experience to achieve their professional goals. The Assistant Dean will work to establish strong relationships with other departments throughout the school as well as other schools and units within Emory University to promote the best interest of students. S/he must also understand and support external partnerships that are critical to the educational mission.

Emory Law has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting this important search. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a letter of interest describing the individual’s qualifications for the position and resume or CV, should be sent in confidence to:

Pam Pezzoli, Managing Associate

Jon Miller, Senior Associate

1300 19th Street, NW
Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036


Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.


Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State Laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.