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Director of Career Services and Diversity Initiatives

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Hofstra University
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Hempstead, NY

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Director of Career Services and Diversity InitiativesSchool/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:The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University invites applications for the position of Director of Career Services and Diversity Initiatives. The Director is expected to advise self-identifying diverse students on matters relating to internships, fellowships and their careers. This position, which is part of the Law School’s Office of Career Services, reports to the Senior Associate Dean of Career Services.

The primary responsibility for this role will be to develop opportunities and educate diverse students about employment opportunities. The Director will be expected to actively participate in the community organizations that promote diversity. More specific responsibilities include identifying and managing Hofstra Law’s participation in diversity initiatives, reviewing resumes and cover letters of diverse students; interview preparation; preparation of resource materials and programs; working closely with related student organizations; and developing and maintaining close working relationships with employers generally.

This is an on-site position; work for this role will be 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.

Conditions permitting, the position will require attendance at events on Long Island and in New York City. Evening hours are occasionally required.
Qualifications:A law 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. Prior experience practicing law or legal career coaching experience are strongly preferred. Advanced computing skills, including use of social media, is strongly preferred. Presentation skills necessary.

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, email: [email protected] Please include “Director of Career Services and Diversity Initiatives” in the subject line.Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 05/19/2021Posting Number: 897824-21

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Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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