Assistant Director of Career Strategy Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
The Washington and Lee University School of Law Office of Career Strategy seeks an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director’s primary focus is student career counseling and outreach. He/she will collaborate closely with internal partners (e.g. faculty, alumni affairs, administration) and external partners (recruiters, alumni) to implement programs and resources for students. Develops working relationships with the student body to facilitate connections, provide appropriate resources and enhance students’ knowledge of career opportunities.
A central aspect of the mission of our Law School is to promote a diverse and collaborative intellectual community. To do so, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, one which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. To further our mission, we are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and student body. In that regard, we welcome candidates from members of communities that are traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academic administration.
Essential and Related Functions:
Counsels law students and alumni on job search strategies. Meets frequently with students, developing connections and a strong understanding of student professional goals and aspirations. Experience in non-profit, government or public interest legal sector is preferred.
Uses understanding of student goals to network with alumni, faculty and industry contacts. Develops a large network of connections in various channels to assist in developing student contacts.
Assists law students and alumni with preparation for job applications and interviews by conducting mock interviews and reviewing resumes and cover letters.
Works with the Assistant Dean to track and manage auditable American Bar Association (ABA), National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and US News data that is used in mandatory reporting.
Plans, develops and presents educational programming on career-related topics.
Visits interview programs/employers to market Washington and Lee Law School.
Collaborates with the Assistant Dean on matters of strategic importance. Utilizes data and provides research on areas of interest.
Additional related duties as assigned.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree is required and a J.D. or graduate degree with prior career services experience in a law setting are highly preferred. A strong commitment to student services is essential to be successful in this role. This position requires the incumbent to portray a high energy level and be an active and successful team member. The Assistant Director must possess strong oral and written communication skills having a demonstrated ability to follow through. The independent nature of this role requires the incumbent to take initiative and possess a strong attention to detail.
Application Instructions Please submit resume, cover letter, a list of three professional references with contact information, and the online application forms. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.