William & Mary Law School is seeking an Assistant Dean for Career Services. As a key contributor to the Office of Career Services team, the Assistant Dean provides students and alumni with guidance regarding career planning, job search strategy, and professional development. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, individual and group career advising; resume and cover letter review; interview preparation; creation and delivery of career- and professional development-related programs; and participation in alumni, bar association, and other professional networking events. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Career Services.
The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
• A law degree or a graduate degree in career development, counseling, student services, or related field is required. • Knowledge of career counseling and career development theory and practice, or demonstrate the ability to develop that knowledge through continuing education and on-the-job training. • Knowledge of legal career opportunities, alternative professional career opportunities for law graduates, and employment trends in the legal profession, and/or demonstrated ability to quickly develop that knowledge through continuing education and on-the-job training. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on an independent basis and as part of a team. • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including frequent public speaking. • Demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with diverse constituencies, including students, graduates, employer representatives, bar/professional associations, faculty, administrators, and staff. • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure in an extremely busy environment.
• JD strongly preferred as well as several years professional experience in law practice, career or other higher education student services, or legal recruiting/professional development is preferred. • Prior legal professional experience working for a government agency or public interest organization is a plus. • Proficiency with using technology for counseling, program development, and marketing/outreach to students, graduates, and employers. • Knowledge of how to successfully use various social media platforms, including, but not limited to, LinkedIn and Twitter, for networking and communication purposes.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
Legal education began at William & Mary in 1779, at the urging of Thomas Jefferson. He was governor of Virginia at the time and a member of the College’s Board of Visitors. Jefferson believed that aspiring members of the profession should be trained to be citizen lawyers — passionate legal advocates and honorable human beings. John Marshall, the nation’s fourth chief justice, studied here. So have... generations of human rights activists, community leaders and defenders of the wrongfully accused.
Our remarkable history is matched only by our commitment to building the legal skills of our students, equipping them to become excellent lawyers who will make a difference in the world.
Our faculty are experienced mentors who exemplify the citizen-lawyer ideal. In every course, they use their professional and personal insights to emphasize the human element of the practice of law. Our students arrive with sharp intellects and wildly diverse talents and dedicate their time to collaborating on projects of real worth. In our Legal Practice Program, and in our clinics and externship program, they learn how to practice skillfully and with integrity.
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