University of Oregon School of Law — Assistant Director for Career Planning & Professional Development

The University of Oregon School of Law is seeking an Assistant Director for Career Planning and Professional Development.

The Assistant Director is one of four full-time professionals in the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development (Career Center) who report to the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development. The Assistant Director’s work is shaped by key areas of substantive expertise such as: state trial court clerkships, private law firms, alternative JD career paths, and public interest and public service. In addition to substantial career counseling responsibilities, including job search strategy, document review, and interview preparation, the Assistant Director represents the Career Center and the University of Oregon School of Law to external audiences while engaging in marketing and outreach. The ability to travel throughout the region, and work evenings and weekends as needed, is required. The Assistant Director also collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development on the content and execution of the 1L Career Exploration and Professional Planning course. Duties also include planning and facilitating Career Center programming, including workshops and panel presentations, and managing budgets related to these activities.

Minimum Requirements

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school, or MBA or equivalent graduate degree
  • Three years of relevant professional experience

Professional Competencies

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty, alumni, members of the bar, and legal employers
  • Demonstrated ability to: 1) work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and from with multiple intersectional identities; and 2) advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university community
  • Understanding of job search technology and trends in legal markets

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience in career services or legal recruiting
  • Law practice experience with at least two different types of employers
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following legal markets: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Nevada
  • Current membership in Oregon and/or other state bar associations

For further information and to apply, please go to: https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527427/assistant-director-for-career-planning-professional-development.

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