CAREER COUNSELOR, PUBLIC SECTOR SPECIALIST
Duties: The Career Counselor reports to the Associate Director of Public Sector Careers and Director of Government Programs. The primary responsibilities of this role involve extensive counseling and advising of students and alumni who seek summer and postgraduate employment in public sector positions. The position involves collaboration with the staff of the Career Planning and Professionalism Office and the Toll Public Interest Center on a variety of day-to-day operations and programs, and work with other Penn Law departments, faculty, students, University and community partners, on career planning and professional engagement programs for Penn Law students and alumni. The position also involves providing enhanced career counseling services to students regardless of their primary career sector of interests, and supporting career services events and programming as needed.
Responsibilities include the following:
- Provide career support to JD students and alumni through individualized counseling, group meetings, mock interviews, resume review, cover letter review, fellowship application review, and other career planning and job search related support.
- Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive series of career programs and workshops in collaboration with colleagues in the Career Planning and Professionalism Office, the Toll Public Interest Center, and the Financial Aid Office.
- Assist in the development of materials and resources available to students and alumni to assist them as they navigate their job search.
- Manage certain funding programs for students and recent graduates.
Qualifications: BA/BS; J.D., preferred; at least 3 years of relevant professional experience working as a counselor, attorney, or administrator in a legal or academic setting.
Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of public sector and pro bono work. Strong counseling, oral, and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work diplomatically with multiple constituencies including employers, faculty, alumni, current students, prospective students, and colleagues.
Candidates should be highly motivated and possess strong personal initiative and drive. The ideal candidate will be a flexible team player who has an established track record of collaboration in the workplace and who has excellent judgment, a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for working with students. An active bar membership is not required.
Reference Number: 56-29642
Salary Grade: LIM/27
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Career Planning and Professionalism
Job Family: Z-Non-Classified Staff/Non-Unionized Job Grades