Assistant/Associate Director of Career Planning and Professional Development

Lexington, Lexington City County
Jun 04, 2014
The Assistant/Associate Director’s primary focus is student career counseling and outreach. He/she will collaborate closely with internal partners (e.g. faculty, alumni affairs, administration) and external partners (recruiters, alumni) to implement programs and resources for students. He/she will develop working relationships with the student body to facilitate connections, provide appropriate resources and enhance students’ knowledge of career opportunities. * Counsels law students and alumni on job search strategies. Meets frequently with students, developing connections and a strong understanding of student professional goals and aspirations. * Uses understanding of student goals to network with likeminded alumni, faculty and industry contacts. Develops a large network of connections in various channels to assist in developing student contacts. * Assists law students and alumni with preparation for job applications and interviews by conducting mock interviews and reviewing resumes and cover letters. * Plans, develops and presents educational programming on career-related topics. * Visits interview programs/employers to market Washington and Lee Law School. * Collaborates with the Director on matters of strategic importance. Utilizes data and provides research on areas of interest. Bachelor’s degree is required and a J.D. or graduate degree with prior career services experience in a law setting are highly preferred. A strong commitment to student services is essential to be successful in this role. This position requires the incumbent to portray a high energy level and be an active and successful team member. The Assistant/Associate Director must possess strong oral and written communication skills having a demonstrated ability to follow through. The independent nature of this role requires the incumbent to take initiative and possess a strong attention to detail. Washington and Lee is interested in candidates committed to high standards of performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.