Career Consultant - Sturm College of Law

Location
Colorado, USA, Denver
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Oct 02, 2017
Ref
005076
Contact
University of
Faculty Jobs
Education
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities, the Career Consultant provides career consulting services and resources to assist law students and graduates in the areas of career development, effective job search strategies, networking, interviewing and cover letter / resume writing. The Career Consultant also plans and implements career-related programming, builds relationships with employers and works hard to help individual students and the law school as a whole obtain the best possible employment outcomes. The Career Consultant also helps the Assistant Dean to compile and report employment statistics on an as needed basis. Like all members of the CDO staff, the Career Consultant is expected to foster a diverse and inclusive environment in the CDO and the Sturm College of Law Community.

Essential Functions

  • Career consulting, planning and programming
    • Primary duties include providing effective career consulting as well as providing career-related programming for students and graduates.
    • The Career Consultant provides career advising on a broad range of career paths.
    • In addition, each consultant develops specialized expertise in particular sector(s) of the job market for purposes of providing in-depth career advising.
  • Building relationships with employers for the benefit of Denver law students and alumni.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for building employer relationships.
  • Working as part of the CDO team to help law students, alumni, and the law school obtain the most favorable employment outcomes possible, including "matching" students with employment opportunities when possible and appropriate.
  • The Career Consultant also helps the Assistant Dean to compile and report employment statistics on an as needed basis.
  • All members of the CDO staff assist with other functions as needed to meet the office's short and long term goals. Due to the CDO's programming functions and its mission to provide outstanding service to students and alumni, work outside of regular business hours by its exempt employees is frequently required.
  • A sense of urgency in helping students and alumni find employment.
Required Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree
  • At least two years working in one of the following settings: (1) law office, either as a lawyer or legal recruiter; (2) law school administration (in an ABA approved law school); (3) a career services office within a college or university. A equivalent combination of legal education and legal work experience will be considered for this role.
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite programs (Powerpoint, Excel, and Word).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Professional network in the legal profession.
  • Experience with the Symplicity Career Services System.
  • Career Services office experience ideally at an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in an jurisdiction.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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