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Assistant Dean Law Career Services

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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The Assistant Dean for Career Services oversees the career planning mission for the passionate and extraordinary students and alumni of Temple Law School and heads the dedicated and talented team in the Office of Career Services.  These responsibilities include the development of initiatives to expand and enhance employment opportunities for students and graduates, representing the law school in regional and national organizations, and serving as a liaison to judges, legal employers, and other external constituencies. The duties include but are not limited to managing and directing the daily administrative operations of the Office of Career Services, including supervision of professional and administrative staff, tracking and reporting graduate and employment outcome statistics, counseling students and alumni, and developing, planning and implementing comprehensive career services programming to meet the changing needs of diverse student body and alumni. Performs other duties as assigned.

At Temple, you will find it easy to fit in while staying true to yourself.  We value what makes each employee unique and strive to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusion.  As an employee, you will enjoy our collaborative team-based culture that values innovation and creativity.  
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Required Education & Experience:
JD and at least 4 years progressive experience in legal practice recruiting, law school career services, or a Master’s degree and at least five years of progressive experience in program administration in career services, legal recruiting or a similar field. Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience. Experience maintaining academic records. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Ability to interact effectively with practicing attorneys on subjects that relate to graduate legal education.
* Demonstrated ability to compile and report employment data and prepare administrative reports and evaluations.
* Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to interact with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
* Strong computer skills, including the ability to compile, analyze, and present statistical data and reports. 
* Computer experience to include standard word processing, spreadsheet database and presentation software as well as knowledge of web-based research techniques and social media platforms and outlets.
* Ability to develop and execute marketing strategies as well as plan, design and develop new post JD programs, as needed.
* Ability to work nights and/or weekends, if necessary.

* A Juris Doctor degree is highly preferred as is relevant legal or other graduate degree career services experience. 

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.


Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Barrack Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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