The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
The Director of Employer Outreach is an integral part of the Career Services team, as they are responsible for deepening existing and creating new relationships with legal and JD advantage employers. The Director will be responsible for identifying new and evolving opportunities Cardozo law students and recent graduates. The Director will communicate and collaborate with the Career Services counseling team on various programming and training efforts and otherwise feed market intelligence into the of the law school community. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Career Services.
Initiate and develop relationships, with legal and legal-related employers, including law firms, corporations, financial institutions and government agencies in order to increase internship and post-graduate opportunities for students and alumni
Conduct meetings with employers annually, including general counsel's offices and legal departments of a variety of corporations, firms of all sizes, and government agencies
Research and study job boards to spot trends and to ensure outreach is focused accordingly, and similarly, stay abreast of changes in legal employment trends in targeted geographic regions
Work closely with Cardozo faculty to leverage connections for employment opportunities
Work with Office of Career Services (OCS) to source appropriate alumni for career related programs
Work closely with alumni affairs to i) ensure a systematic and coordinated approach toward engaging alumni and to ii) coordinate resources with respect to alumni outreach calls and events intended to increase the visibility of the school
Collaborate with OCS counselors to identify opportunities based on student strengths, interests and career goals
Attend networking events at area bar associations and the law school
Maintain and manage contacts history using Symplicity and other relevant databases
Provide reports about meetings with employers to counselors to assist in student and alumni counseling
Help collect and report data relating to new graduate employment and industry sectors/employer types
Organize and manage annual mock interview and program by leveraging employer contacts
Track and measure outreach plan
Other administrative duties as required
Experience and Educational Background:
A minimum of a bachelor's degree in business or a related field is required for the position; however, a JD is strongly preferred
A minimum of five years of related outreach and relationship management experience including sales, marketing, advancement and/or senior level recruiting experience is required
There is a preference for candidates with significant experience analyzing and interpreting data to drive strategy
Skills and Competencies:
Strong background in high volume relationship management, tracking and engagement
Strong knowledge of legal and legal-related job market. Knowledge of market trends and emerging industry sectors a must
Proven ability to take initiative, develop and execute new approaches, programs and solutions and multi-task
High degree of professionalism and customer-service orientation. Excellent listening skills and follow through
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Ability to keep current with developments in the legal industry and other industries where graduates have placement potential and in career services best practices
Must have flexibility to work hours outside of normal business hours to meet office needs
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.