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Assistant Director, Office of Career Strategy - Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

Assistant Director, Office of Career Strategy - Georgetown University Law Center

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Assistant Director, Office of Career Strategy - Georgetown University Law Center

At Georgetown Law's Office of Career Strategy (OCS), we aim to promote long-term success and thoughtful, deliberate career paths to more than 1800 law students and thousands of alumni. OCS Advisors work with students to create their unique career plan, tailored to their specific needs and interests. Along the way, we provide many workshops, resources, and recruitment programs. We are committed to innovating and improving upon our own strategies for success to ensure that Georgetown Law graduates continue to be the most prepared and best equipped in the nation.

Job Overview

The Assistant Director, 1L Team within the Office of Career Strategy (“OCS”) is responsible for ensuring high quality advising for one of the six 1L student sections (~100 students), including providing one-on-one and group career advising, designing resources, and coordinating programming for students. The Assistant Director counsels students individually and in groups on job search skills - e.g., resume and cover letter creation, differentiating between and applying to different types of legal employers, interviewing techniques, and developing a plan to achieve short-term and long-term career goals. They also focus on supporting students during their first year of law school, their 1L summer, and - if they choose to participate - throughout the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process.

The Assistant Director also has a specific area of focus to complement their advising responsibilities, which may include coordinating OCS communications and marketing, organizing business and corporate law initiatives, transfer student initiatives, international JD student initiatives, and/or creating resources for regional markets and strategizing with the OCS Recruiting Team for outreach to employer in those markets. The Assistant Director creates resources and programming related to their area of focus.

Work Interactions

One of the primary goals of OCS is to ensure that every student receives individualized career planning and job search advice throughout their time at Georgetown. As a member of the 1L Team of advisors, the Assistant Director works with other 1L advisors to create strategies, programming, and resources for students navigating their first year of law school; and coordinates with the 2L team at the conclusion of OCI.

Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director works very closely with their OCS colleagues; and has contact with other administrative staff and faculty in the Law Center, employers, alumni, and student groups. They may interact with employers and colleagues from other law schools through the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and Washington Area Legal Recruiting Administrators Association (WALRAA); and represents OCS when appropriate.

  • JD degree or advanced counseling degree, with emphasis in career counseling
  • Private sector legal experience and/or counseling background and/or experience working with law students

Preferred qualifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated interpersonal skills, and a team approach to problem solving.
  • Strong attention to detail. Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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