Sr. Law School Career Counselor

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Job Description Summary:

The Law School’s Career Center of The George Washington University advises and counsels students and alumni in professional development and assists them in developing career strategies. We are seeking a Sr. Law Career Counselor who will join our team to provide individual counseling to our law students regarding career planning and job searches through self-assessment, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, professional skills development, career research and career options. This position will report to the Dean of the Career Center with the following representative duties and responsibilities:

•Assists students in determining career goals and objectives through self-evaluation; assesses articulated career interests and recommends avenues of exploration to meet goals. Advises and counsels students on matters related to career and professional development and the legal job search process. Refers students and recent alumni to mentors and other professional contacts.
•Develops and conducts skills development workshops on all components of the job search process, i.e., resume and cover letter writing, developing professional contacts, special applications and interviewing skills, and job search resources. Develops written informational materials on basic career guidance issues such as resume and cover letter writing, networking and interviewing.
•Organizes and implements seminar programs and panel discussions on a variety of legal and alternative career topics, both independently and in conjunction with alumni and student groups.
•Coordinates and participates in marketing and promotion of Career Center programs and services to students, alumni, and employers, including through social media. Assists with the maintenance of the Career Center’s website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, which are the primary platforms for communicating information to all students.
•Drafts articles and materials for student newspapers, alumni publications, professional association newsletters, and law school briefings.
•Maintains positive relationships with employers, alumni, students, staff and faculty and serves as a consultant to faculty on the career and professional development of students and alumni. Tracks and maintains employment data for current students and/or recent alumni.
•As required, represents the Career Center at national, regional and local meetings of appropriate professional organizations and associations, and periodically interfaces with law career counselors at other law schools. Assists with the programming, coordination and delivery during all phases of networking fairs, job fairs, recruitment programs, and other career development programs, which may include travel.
•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 with law students.
Strong career planning, guidance, and mentorship skills are required, as well as knowledge and understanding of career practices and opportunities within the legal community.
Excellent communications and presentation skills in the development and delivery of 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.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience How is pay for new employees determined at GW? II. JOB DETAILS

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 - 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: S007677 Job Open Date: 10/08/2018 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. * Please explain how your past work experiences or education has prepared you to assume the role.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience in providing career counseling to law students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have experience in practicing law, if so, how many years?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please explain why you left your last position or why you want to leave your current position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What are your salary expectations?

    (Open Ended Question)

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




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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/8/2019
    Application Due: 3/28/2019
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