Associate Director, Career Services

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-03-18
Req: JR04439
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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,

Job FamilyStudent Affairs & Services

Responsible for services targeting the physical, emotional, academic, and financial well-being of students, including but not limited to admissions, enrollment, athletics, career services, residence life, student activities, counseling, and health programs.

Career Track and Job Level

Role Impact


Job Summary:

The University of Chicago Law School seeks an Associate Director of Career Services for Employment Reporting Compliance and Communications to join its seasoned team of professionals, providing a comprehensive range of career services to students and alumni of the University of Chicago Law School, with emphasis on assisting with employment data collection and reporting as well as managing the communications team and communications efforts of the Office of Career Services. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Career Services. For more information about the Office of Career Services at the University of Chicago Law School, please go to:


  • Delivering a wide range of career counseling, coaching, outreach, and programming services for JD and LLM students and alumni, including private sector, public sector, and non-traditional career development. 
  • Coordinating compilation of employment data to assist the Career Services team in fulfilling internal and external reporting obligations.
  • Maintaining detailed and up to date knowledge of employment data reporting requirements.
  • Serving as the point person on Career Services communications to ensure that students are prepared for internship and job opportunities, including developing and evaluating effective online, print, and in-person communications; staying up to date on communications tools and strategies; ensuring a unified and strategic approach to Career Services communications; and managing the Career Services communications team.
  • Providing significant direct individual coaching and advising to law students and alumni.
  • Assisting with the administration of the Career Services Interview Coaching Program as requested.
  • Partnering with appropriate staff, employers, and alumni to develop and implement strategic plans for employer relations and development.
  • Developing alumni job contacts for students.
  • Conducting environmental scanning to identify job possibilities for students and alumni.
  • Representing the Office of Career Services to internal and external audiences.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Excellent coaching, organizational, interpersonal, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact comfortably and positively with all constituents.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise considerable judgment and discretion.
  • A sense of humor and a team approach to interpersonal interactions and problem solving required.
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours required.
  • Ability to travel required.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Education, Experience, Certifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • J.D. or Master's Degree Preferred


  • Minimum experience of two years providing career or recruitment services to law students, lawyers, and others in the legal profession. 
  • Experience working within higher education preferred, but not required.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References

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

FLSA StatusExempt

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-03-18-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-09-18-07:00

Posting StatementThe 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: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 4/26/2019
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