Emory University School of Law seeks a creative, dynamic and collaborative individual to provide visionary leadership to the newly combined Office of Career Services and Emory’s pioneering Center for Professional Development and Career Strategy.
Reporting to the Dean’s Office and supervising eight professionals and two administrative staff, the Dean for Career Services and Professional Development will be an integral member of the School’s senior administration, overseeing all aspects of career services, including existing programs and activities, as well as the Center for Professional Development and Career Strategy, a recent initiative that links every matriculating student with an alumna or alumnus career mentor. The Dean will also be charged with creating and implementing an enhanced operational strategy for diversifying and increasing placement opportunities for students and alumni.
Specific responsibilities will include managing the School’s marketing outreach to employers in major legal markets (including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC), representing the School at Admission and Development and Alumni Relations events nationwide; participating in the School’s strategic planning process and marketing and communications messaging; developing programs and other resources supportive of student and alumni self-assessment and job search efforts; coordinating regional interview programs and managing reporting and statistical analytics for internal and external audiences (including NALP, U. S. News and the ABA). The Dean will also maintain a small counseling portfolio, including students from all class years and alumni.
The ideal candidate will be an assertive and creative leader equal to formulating and executing new strategies and tactics that will make Emory Law a recognized leader for the quality and effectiveness of its career services and professional development programming. He or she will possess excellent management, organizational, administrative and counseling skills and the interpersonal acumen necessary to inspire and work effectively with the diversity of Emory Law constituents, including students, faculty, alumni, other members of the bar and legal employers. Candidates must have a highly sophisticated understanding of the changing landscape of employment for law school graduates and the capacity to develop new employment markets, while broadening opportunities in established territories, for graduating students and alumni.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae or resume and contact information for five professional references (who will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior permission). Expressions of interest, nominations and inquiries should be sent electronically, with application materials as PDF attachments, to Emory’s search consultant, Chuck O’Boyle of C. V. O’Boyle, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org . Telephone inquiries are also welcome and may be made to Mr. O’Boyle directly at 401-919-5767. Development and evaluation of candidates have already begun and will continue until the appointment.
Emory University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.