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Career Advising & Engagement Program Manager

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Job Title: Career Advising & Engagement Program Manager
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56656

College of Law

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Implements and manages the JD Advisor Program, including recruiting and appointing JD Advisors, strategically hiring advisors for coverage in multiple practice areas and locations. Trains JD advisors on law school and ABA best practices, following up regularly to ensure continuity of job search strategies and proper documentation of advising sessions and employer outreach efforts. Coordinates the "Alumni Career Advisor Fair" and promotes JD Advisor Program to students.

Advises students and alumni on job search preparation activities including resume and application materials, job search strategies and resources. Advises students on practice areas including non-traditional legal careers, and opportunities with the federal government, including JAG, and state government, including outreach with State Attorney and Public Defender offices throughout the state.

Conducts presentations on job search, government, summer, and honors programs and professionalism topics.

Attends employer networking events, traveling as needed to meet with employers and attend law school events.

Oversees Career Services Office interaction with the alumni and student engagement platform and databases. Coordinates posting of news and information to the platform and facilitates alumni mentoring and advising. Serves as primary point of contact for platform use by students and alumni.

Serves as a lead advisor for students interested in criminal law, and jobs with the federal and state government. Conducts outreach to federal agencies and with State Attorney and Public Defender offices throughout the state and out of state. Coordinates related informational events. Assist the Assistant Director for Career Services with advising on judicial clerkships and outreach.


Bachelor's degree and four years experience related to academic and/or student services or a high school diploma or equivalent and the same experience equal to eight years. (Note: higher education may substitute for experience at an equivalent rate.)

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituents.
Excellent time management and organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years of public interest and/or public service experience.

Five years of experience in the practice of law.

A JD degree.

FL Bar Admission is strongly desired.

Contact Info

Debra Henley

Associate Dean for Career Services & Professional Development

Florida State University College of Law

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

The College of Law requires that applicants attach a cover letter and resume to the online application.


This is an A&P position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Schedule: This position works in the office 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday, with a 1-hour break for lunch. Ability to travel and work evenings and occasional weekends.

The position is advertised as open until filled. Applications are reviewed weekly.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

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