Director of Career and Professional Development
Director of Career and Professional DevelopmentSchool/Division:Maurice A. Deane School of LawOffice:Career ServicesFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:This position, which is part of the Law School's Office of Career Services, reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Career Services, Compliance and Strategic Initiatives.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Reviews and edits students’ resumes and cover letters
•Provides general career and professional development coaching, including student preparation for legal employment
•Identifies information about employment opportunities in the private and public sectors for students and alumni
•Prepares resource materials
•Participation in job fairs
•Organizes career, professional development, and job-search related programs for students
•Develops and maintains close working relationships with public and private sector employers
•Attends events on Long Island and in New York City.
This is an onsite position; work for this role is performed on campus.
The usual schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. This position is currently working 4 days on alternating weeks.
Some evening hours are a part of this position. Events are occasionally scheduled on weekends.
Qualifications:A J.D. degree is required. Excellent organizational, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently and as a member of a larger student services team are required. Attention to detail is critical in the review of students’ documents. Presentation skills are necessary and advanced computing skills, including use of social media, strongly preferred. Prior legal coaching or career marketing experience is strongly preferred.Application Instructions:Qualified and interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume via email to: Christopher J. Caruso, Esq., Senior Associate Dean for Career Services, Compliance and Strategic Initiatives, email: [email protected] Please include “Director of Career and Professional Development” in the subject line. Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 04/23/2021Posting Number: 896891