LLM Senior Career Counselor

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Job Description Summary:

The Law School's Graduate Programs Office is seeking an experienced individual with LLM professional experience to join our team as an LLM Professional Development Coordinator. This position will provide career counseling to our LL.M. students and recent alumni, run a professional development program for LL.M. students, and engage in outreach to domestic and international employers interested in hiring LL.M. graduates. This position reports to the Associate Director, LLM Admissions and will have the following duties and responsibilities:

• Advises and counsels LL.M. students, both U.S. and foreign trained, on matters related to career and professional development, the legal job search process, and post-graduate requirements for foreign trained students. Refers students and recent alumni to mentors, alumni, and other professional contacts.
• Develops and conducts skills development workshops on all components of the job search process - e.g., resume and cover letter writing, developing professional contacts, special applications and interview skills.
• Organizes and implements professional development programming, including career panels and networking events covering a wide range of practice areas.
• Prepares written informational materials on basic career guidance issues such as resume and cover letter writing, networking and interviewing.
• Cultivates relationships with U.S. and overseas employers and alumni, to generate internship and job opportunities for LL.M. students and graduates.
• Engages in domestic and international travel to aid in Graduate Programs recruitment efforts, and engage with prospective employers and alumni.
• Tracks internship and employment data for current students and recent alumni.
• Represents GW Law and provides necessary coordination and logistical functions at networking fairs, job fairs, and recruitment programs.
• Performs other work related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

JD degree strongly preferred.
Counseling experience and knowledge of LL.M. curriculums and requirements.
Career planning, guidance, and mentorship skills, as well as the ability to develop and deliver presentations.
Knowledge of local, regional, and global career practices and placement opportunities for law students/graduates and practicing professionals.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Experience working with international students strongly preferred.
Marketing and communications experience preferred.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: GW Law School (LAW) Family Student Affairs Sub-Family Career Services Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, typically Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007215 Job Open Date: 05/11/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have an ABA-accredited JD or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience in providing career counseling to law students.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have experience in practicing law, if so, how many years?
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Please explain how your education and experience relate to the position.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Please explain why you are interested in this position?
    (Open Ended Question)
  6. * What are your salary expectations?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

    Documents needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents





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      Job No:
      Posted: 5/12/2018
      Application Due: 7/11/2018
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