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The Associate Director, Public Interest & Government Careers advises students on public interest and government careers. S/he conducts one-on-one counseling, reviews resumes and other application materials, conducts career-related programming, and participates in recruitment programs, employer outreach, and alumni networking activities. The incumbent serves as a 1L Section Adviser and assumes other responsibilities as determined by the needs of the office, including but not limited to, specialist advising, programming, and employer/alumni outreach on positions related to prosecution, indigent public defense, Capitol Hill, and federal, state and local government agencies. Reporting to the Director of the 1L Team, OPICS, which oversees all programming and counseling of first year students, the Associate Director has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Serves as primary public interest career adviser to one 1L section, counseling all students on public interest and government careers.
Conducts career-related educational programming, such as interview workshops, job search workshops, practice setting information sessions, alumni networking events, and employer outreach events.
Reviews application materials and performs interview preparation, including resume and cover letter review and mock interviews.
Collaborates with and conducts joint programming with OCS and other offices on private and public sector job search workshops, recruiting programs, and networking events.
Conducts outreach to public sector employers and alumni in order to identify job and internship opportunities for current students.
Assists with recruitment programs such as the Government and Public Interest Interview Program, Public Sector Recruiting Program, Spotlight on Government, and the International Internship Program.
Outreach and Networking
Specializes in programming, outreach, and advising in targeted areas depending on expertise of position holder and/or needs of OPICS.
Depending on the needs of the office and the expertise of the person in the position, specializes in mock interviews, targeted state and local government counseling (and related programming, prosecution and public defense counseling and related programming), and Capitol Hill counseling and related programming.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications
A minimum of 3 years of post-graduate public interest lawyering and/or law school career advising
Experience in the DC public interest legal market, knowledge of non-profit and/or government legal hiring practices, and a counseling background preferred
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