Assistant Dean, Law School Career & Professional Development

San Diego, San Diego County
Apr 07, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs

Assistant Dean, Law School Career & Professional Development
Department: School of Law Career & Professional Development
Job IRC #13287

Job Description:
Provide overall leadership, strategic direction and management of the law school’s Career & Professional Development Office. As a member of the dean’s management team, contribute to the school’s overall strategic planning process, participate in problem-solving and decision-making, and provide input on student recruiting, effective use of law school resources and marketing. As a senior advisor, inform the dean on employment related issues and focus his efforts to engage potential employers. Direct and manage collection of data and reporting and statistical analytics for internal and external audiences. Accuracy and completion of data reporting is a key element in the US New Rankings and student recruiting efforts.

Represent law school to external constituencies including local, regional and national legal communities, prospective students, potential employers, alumni and the public and develop outreach strategies to employers to enhance opportunities for students and graduates. Design, manage and run comprehensive recruiting programs and employer outreach events on and off campus and dynamic programs for students, alumni, faculty, employers and the legal community. Design and implement advising strategies for JD and LL.M students and graduates throughout the job search process, including mentorship connections. Hire, manage and supervise administrators and staff members to assist with above projects and programs and manage $700K budget. Receives minimal supervision. Reports to the Dean of the Law School. Oversee and manage daily function of Career & Professional Development office including supervising 5 administrators and 2 support staff, and student worker and temporary staff as needed.

Examples of Work:
• Data reporting and statistical analytics
• External relations and management
• Career and professional development functions and programs
• Judicial clerkship applications and programs
• Presentations, publications and community events
• Field placement programs
• Intellectual property
• Administration, management and supervision

Bachelor and JD degrees required.
• At least five years of work experience in the legal profession, education administration, student services, or a related field.
• At least one year of advising experience in a student-oriented (customer-service) setting.
• Strong understanding of career development issues affecting law students, lawyers, and the legal profession; ability to develop related programs and materials.
• Knowledge of legal career employment opportunities and local, regional and national job markets.
• Demonstrated ability to address issues raised by a large, diverse student body, along with the ability to successfully interact with various populations including students, faculty, administrators, employers and colleagues at other institutions.
• Ability to develop marketing strategies to enhance employment opportunities.
• Ability to collect, report and analyze relevant statistical data and to identify and analyze trends in the legal profession.
• Significant management and supervisory experience.
• Administrative, managerial, budgetary and supervisory skills and experience.
• Skill in use of computer software and web-based legal employer and job search programs.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Superior grammar and editing skills and attention to detail.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours per week: 37.5

Closing date: April 18, 2014

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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