Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package Electronic applications must be received by: 09/28/17
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
The Assistant Dean for Law Career Development provides leadership, vision and direct supervision of the Law Career Development Office (LCDO), a critical part of the law school's mission to have its students assume leadership roles in the public and private sectors in Baltimore, throughout Maryland, and beyond. The Assistant Dean oversees a broad range of educational and professional programming to prepare students and recent graduates with the tools, skills and connections they need to build their legal careers and find employment opportunities.
The Assistant Dean develops and maintains relationships with a range of employers: private firms and recruiters, nonprofit employers, corporations, local, state and federal government agencies, including the state and federal judiciary. The Assistant Dean engages in the following activities: employer visits, on-campus recruitment programs and receptions, resume books and resume collect programs, mentor program, alumni and bar events and activities.
A central role of the Assistant Dean is to supervise the LCDO staff. The Assistant Dean oversees the functions of the office, including: educational programming, career fairs, and career development events, judicial clerkship application process, external relations via social media outlets, statistical data and reporting for internal and external audiences (NALP, ABA, EJW), career development counseling, resume and cover letter review, mock interview programs, public interest grants and fellowships, diversity initiatives, recruitment programs, pro bono and public interest programming.
Importantly, the Assistant Dean for Law Career Development will: • Provide leadership and management of all staff. • Set a tone of professionalism in a supportive, collaborative office environment. • Assign the work of the LCDO and encourage professional development of staff. • Evaluate and assess the performance of the LCDO and its programming to foster innovation and adaptability. • Participate in senior staff leadership team of the law school and engage in strategic planning. • Work with law faculty and other university colleagues on curricular matters and other initiatives related to career development and pro bono/public interest programming. • Represent the law school in the legal community. • Become part of the network of career development professionals at UB and law schools nationally. • Keep current on job trends, avenues of enhancing job search techniques, etc. and incorporate best practices in the work of the LCDO.
This position requires availability in the evenings and on weekends for law school and other networking events.
Required Education and Experience Required Education: Juris Doctor Required Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible legal experience. Experience working with students or as a mentor.
Preferred Experience • 3-5 years of management or supervisory experience • Experience working with students or as a mentor • Active in bar associations or bar activities
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Active in bar associations or bar activities. High energy and superior interpersonal skills. Excellent administrative and supervisory skills. Ability to provide counseling/advising/mentoring to students and law graduates. Excellent interpersonal, administrative and supervisory skills. Strong written and oral expression. Counseling experience. Computer literacy including career services database software and on-line resources. Career services or professional development experience. Teaching experience.
The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications plus full, competitive benefits package
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From its beginnings, the University has granted educational access to a remarkably wide range of students: working... adults, first-generation college goers, career changers, and those who require the flexibility not found in traditional college settings.
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