Assistant Director, Alumni Career Development & Mentorship

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Job Description Summary:

The Assistant Director, Alumni Career Development & Mentorship at The George Washington University Law School provides professional, operational, and administrative oversight to the alumni career mentorship and fellowship programs. This involves assisting JD alumni with all aspects of their career development by identifying their interests and areas of strengths and providing the professional development resources to assist them in achieving their career goals in the legal sector. This position reports to the Sr. Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs and performs the following duties and responsibilities:
• Develops, implements, and oversees a creative and integrated career development and mentorship program for alumni, to include various communications dealing with career planning, professional conduct, and job searches; provides coaching/counseling; planning and assessment and conducts mock interviews; provides guidance/mentorship to alumni seeking legal professional development.
• Establishes and implements short- and long-range goals and objectives for the program, to include operating policies and procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness, and makes changes required for improvements.
• Plans, develops, writes, and coordinates the publication of various marketing materials, website and social media content and information regarding the program's goals, objectives, activities, and initiatives.
• Provides leadership, coordination, and facilitation of conferences, seminars, workshops with respect to alumni career development and mentorship matters.
• Manages the operational budget; provides oversight on the maintenance of the mentorship program databases; the paring of mentors/mentees; and oversees and provides counsel on the creation/updates of the website and social media.
• Maintains continuous contact with employers/recruiters, requiring a substantial knowledge of the legal job markets; maintains an extensive roster of networking contacts.
• Represents the School at national, regional and local meetings of appropriate professional organizations and associations.
• Supervises assigned personnel to include work allocation, training, performance evaluation, compliance of internal procedures, and problem resolution; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
• Manages all program projects, serves as liaison between the program and potential employers, and provides outreach to the community, university and external entities. Assists with special projects and activities as necessary.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant professional experience. 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:

Master's degree in a relevant area of study.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of law school academic success, and extensive knowledge of legal career services.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals, and the ability to make sound administrative decisions and judgments.
Experience in re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Experience in planning, organizing and directing multiple programs and activities.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments, and the ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

Typical Hiring Range $63,900 - $92,700 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: GW Law School (LAW) Family Student Affairs Sub-Family Career Services Stream Management Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday - 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: Yes 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

Applicants: to ensure consideration please complete all fields of the application to include dates of employment, hours worked, supervisory information, etc.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007545 Job Open Date: 08/09/2018 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. * Describe your experience in providing career counseling to law students.
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Describe your experience in career coaching
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Please explain how your education and experience relate to the position.
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you have any program development, implementation, and assessment experience? If so please explain.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Describe your experience that demonstrates your ability to lead and manage others. Include examples for fostering teamwork, employee satisfaction, recruitment, and training.
    (Open Ended Question)
  6. * Please explain why you left your last position or why you want to leave your current position.
    (Open Ended Question)
  7. * Please describe your experience with budget management.
    (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: 8/10/2018
      Application Due: 8/16/2018
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