Job Vacancy Associate Director, Law Career Development University of Cincinnati

Job title: Associate Director, Law Career Development

Company: University of Cincinnati

Job description: Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

Provide customized career coaching, guidance, strategy, and support to law students and alumni; develop effective working relationships with students, alumni, faculty, and employers; and develop and implement professional programming and events involving diverse students and stakeholders in collaboration with the Center for Professional Development (CPD) team.

Essential Functions

  • Provide student- and alumni-centered career coaching, mentoring and career advising to students and alumni, based on familiarity with legal market hiring and professional norms and expectations.
  • Provide career counseling to law students and alumni on career development basics, such as resume and cover letter drafting, interviewing guidance, and job search and networking skills.
  • Develop, plan, and implement programming, presentations, trainings, panels, workshops, career fairs, and other events related to professional development and career opportunities.
  • Develop and facilitate student and alumni networking opportunities, including through partnerships with employers, professional organizations, affinity groups, faculty, staff, student organizations, and other campus units.
  • Develop resources and tools to facilitate career planning and professional development.
  • Facilitate and support collaboration and community within the law school, across the wider university, and with external stakeholders.
  • Develop, implement, and manage programs and events that support networking and programming in the areas of professional development and career services, including, the College of Law’s On-Campus Interview program and networking events.
  • Continually gather data on job market trends, employment statistics, and professional development best-practices to guide office career coaching and events.
  • Manage the office social media accounts and communication with students and external partners.
  • Assist the career services office staff in the collection, maintenance, and reporting of graduate employment outcomes to multiple external agencies. Monitor and understand developments in reporting requirements and data collection protocols. Collaborate with office and university staff to audit and ensure data compliance.
  • Attend legal career development and placement trainings, seminars, workshops, and conferences to strengthen the professional services provided to law students and alumni.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Juris Doctor Degree

Required Experience

  • At least three years as a practicing attorney.
  • Knowledge of law-related career paths, hiring practices, and professional customs and expectations.
  • Demonstrated history of professionalism and adherence to ethical standards.
  • Demonstrated project or program management experience.
  • Sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and superior organizational and time-management skills.
  • Skilled at active listening, counseling, and empathetic responsiveness.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral, written, presentation, and communication skills, particularly in the public speaking and presentation context.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and exhibit skills such as diplomacy, tact, discretion, and collaboration.
  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve, take initiative, and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience in more than one legal sector (e.g., government, non-profit, private firm, judicial clerkship, and corporate).
  • Experience in recruiting, career counseling, marketing, workshop planning or higher education administration.
  • Experience in online marketing and facility with generating newsletters, marketing materials, and programmatic communications.
  • Demonstrated social networking experience and knowledge of online marketing.
  • Experience with or knowledge of non-JD graduate legal education, international student concerns and challenges, and JD-Advantage job opportunities

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate’s experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 85082


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Location: Cincinnati, OH

Job date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 22:59:30 GMT

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