Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Mar 31, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Law/Instructional Support

Job Opening ID: 16924

Reports To: Assistant Dean for Career Development

Working Title: Assistant Director of Career Development, Public Sector

Department: Law/Instructional Support

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 004516

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is the culmination of several generations of revolutionary dreamers. Those not satisfied with the status quo who wanted to redefine, reimagine, and reinvent legal education. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, the University of California, Irvine School of Law begins its second decade a larger, stronger, more dynamic academic institution than its founders could have ever imagined. UCI Law provides an innovative and comprehensive curriculum and prioritizes public service and a commitment to diversity within the legal profession. UCI Law students have completed more than 110,000 hours of pro bono work in the past decade. Forty-six percent of UCI Law's graduates are students of color. At UCI Law, we are driven to improve our local, national, and global communities by grappling with important issues as scholars, as practitioners, and as teachers who are preparing the next generation of leaders. The collaborative and interdisciplinary community at UCI Law includes extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, engaged alumni, and enthusiastic supporters. The professionals in the UCI LAW Career Development Office (CDO) offer deep experience in career counseling and placement. They have built invaluable relationships with alumni and employers around the country and the world. The office offers career counseling, special panel discussions on specific areas of law and legal markets, On-Campus Interviews, job and clerkship databases and a resource library to support students, alumni, and employers.

Under the general supervision and direction of the Assistant Dean for Career Development, the Assistant Director of Career Development, Public Interest, is responsible for employment counseling and career education of law students and alumni. Monitors, develops, and coordinates employment opportunities for students and alumni in public interest organizations, foundations, and offices across the country. Develops and delivers educational programming for students on general job search strategies, job search resources, and application materials, as well as programming on post-graduate fellowship programs, and application processes for positions in the public sector, broadly (including criminal law and government positions). Builds relationships with the public interest legal employment community. Teaches, advises, and counsels law students in their career development and all phases of the job search process. Develops career planning and placement brochures and handouts. Reviews and provides feedback on student and alumni application materials, including resumes and cover letters. Contributes to overall office goals, maintains up to date records on student employment, and maintains steady communication with the Assistant Dean. Extends all facets of career services to assist recent alumni. Develops and publicizes job opportunities for students and alumni with a particular emphasis on public interest employment.

Compensation Range:

Commensurate with experience.

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2-4 years of experience in legal education and legal hiring.

Juris Doctor degree required with 2-4 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience working in a similar environment.

Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.

Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.

Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty need and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.

Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.

Ability to work with people from diverse cultures. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport and gain trust.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 4/1/2033
Work Type: Full Time