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Director of Career Services- College of Law

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Director of Career Services

College of Law

The Director of Career Services plans, designs, oversees, and administers a comprehensive and successful program of Career Services to ensure that every student in the College of Law is prepared to search for, and has a high likelihood of obtaining, long-term, meaningful, and professional employment upon graduation or shortly after. This position is part of the senior leadership at the College of Law, and is involved in planning at an enterprise level, collaborating with other senior leaders at the College to develop and implement the College's strategic plan.  This position is responsible for collecting and reporting graduate employment data that are critical to the College's continued accreditation.  The Director of Career Services is also responsible for the supervision of Career Center staff members.


This position reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and indirectly to the Dean of the College of Law.


Required Experience and Abilities


Candidates are required to have a Juris Doctor from an accredited law school or equivalent and 5 or more years of career placement, or equivalent, experience. However, 7+ years of legal experience is preferred.


The Director of Career Services must have:


-       An understanding of law student and graduate school placement and job-seeking more generally

-       Knowledge of methods needed to effectively attract and recruit potential employers who can offer job opportunities for graduates with legal training, including jobs requiring a J.D. degree and those in which a J.D. or L.L.M. is a distinct advantage

-       Knowledge of ABA rules applicable to law schools

-       An understanding of the data gathering by other constituencies, including US News

-       The ability to create comprehensive plans and strategies for job placement and attracting prospective employers (foreign and domestic)

-       Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

-       The ability to lead and inspire staff

-       The ability to adapt to changing employment trends

-       The ability to create a vision for department

-       The ability to work responsibly and independently

-       The ability to manage and work within a budget

-       Be detail-oriented

-       The ability to meet deadlines

-       Good public speaking skills

-       An understanding of social media and other publication media, as well as web-based job search systems such as Symplicity

-       A willingness to travel



Applications will be considered as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status. In furtherance of the University's and the College's fundamental commitment to diversity among our faculty, student body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to a diverse law school environment.








Job: Executive/Administrative
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Law
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 7, 2023, 9:34:52 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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