Associate Dean of Career Services

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-02-01
Req: JR04005
Department32370 Law School

About the UnitThe University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. The Law School opened its doors in 1902, twelve years after the founding of the University of Chicago. It has been an innovator in legal education ever since. For more information on the law school,

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Job Summary:

The Associate Dean for Career Services is a member of the senior administrative staff of the Law School and participates in strategic planning and administrative decision making for the School. The Associate Dean will both supervise programs and initiatives, and provide direct support to students, such as career counseling, and other department services as needed. Reporting to the Dean of the Law School, this position manages all Office of Career Services operations and functions and represents the Law School in career services-related professional organizations and activities.


  • Supervise career counseling and related services to students and alumni
  • Supervise the Fall and Winter On-Campus Interview programs
  • Supervise student training programs that enable the preparation of job search materials and student coaching programs that prepare student applicants for effective bid preparation and interview execution
  • Supervise the development and presentation of OCS educational programs on a range of career-related subjects
  • Supervise development, review and revision of OCS publications and policies
  • Supervise the public service and pro-bono programs, including identification of Law School funds earmarked for public service summer and post-graduation employment support
  • Represent the Law School at recruitment and alumni events when necessary
  • Produce periodic and annual budget reports as requested
  • Supervise the production of internal and external reports about student employment patterns or other topics
  • Supervise the collection and compilation of data required for reporting to organizations such as the ABA Section of Legal Education and NALP as well as other entities that request data for law school ranking purposes
  • Oversee the environmental scanning, collection, and dissemination of legal employer career information and trends for students and alumni
  • Oversee maintenance of databases for on-campus recruitment as well as strategic and budgetary planning processes
  • Supervise data entry and report productions by career services professionals and clerical staff
  • Supervise provision of information about law student employment patterns to the media, employers, students, alumni, faculty and internal administrators
  • Supervise administrative aspects of the judicial clerkship employment process in support of faculty, students and judges
  • Supervise administrative activities of Faculty Public Service, Judicial Clerkship and Student Services Committees
  • Provide leadership to the Law School, in all top administrative matters in collaboration with the Dean and other Associate Deans
  • Provide key input, leadership and support to ABA compliance reporting and site visits as needed
  • Other responsibilities and duties as required by the Office of Career Services and in support of the Dean of the Law School


  • Excellent counseling, organizational, interpersonal, as well as oral and written communication skills required  
  • Ability to interact with great tact and discretion, with a wide range of people from diverse cultural, social, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds required
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours required
  • Ability to travel required, as needed
  • Ability to respect the confidentiality of counseling and institutional information required
  • Ability to work collaboratively, within a small team
  • Ability to perform efficiently and with a positive outlook under stress
  • Familiarity with accreditation standards and compliance reporting requirements preferred
  • Familiarity with database management systems preferred

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:


  • Master’s Degree required
  • J.D. or Ph.D. preferred, or advanced equivalent


  • Minimum of five years’ experience managing career services or another student services office required
  • Prior experience working within a Law School or other unit of higher education strongly preferred
  • Prior supervisory experience required

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit EligibilityYes

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay RangeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5


Job is Exempt?Yes

Drug Test Required?No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?No

Health Screen Required?No

Posting Date2019-02-01-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-08-01-07:00

Posting Statement:The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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Posted: 3/1/2019
Application Due: 4/30/2019
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