The Georgia State University College of Law is seeking applications for a Senior Director or Assistant Dean of Career Services. This position oversees all aspects of a comprehensive and innovative Career Services program, including the following: employer outreach; student and alumni counseling and advisement; program planning and development; external reporting of employment data; and office and budget management. Specific responsibilities include:
Leading the strategic planning, assessment, and evaluation of career services initiatives.
Cultivating, maintaining, and expanding relationships with law firms, public interest organizations, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations and firms for the purpose of increasing the number of employers actively recruiting and hiring the school’s graduates.
Working closely with faculty, staff, administration, and alumni to coordinate career development efforts, including close coordination with Development and Alumni Relations, the Externship Program, and the Faculty Clerkship Committee.
Counseling and advising students and alumni regarding career planning, goals, options, and opportunities in traditional and non-traditional legal careers, as well as job search and professional development strategies.
Developing and revising programming, resource development, and publications (including web content) related to career development.
Overseeing the timely and accurate collection and reporting of employment data.
Managing the daily function of the Career Services Office, including managing and evaluating staff, setting goals, and preparing yearly reviews.
A J.D. degree from an accredited law school. A minimum of five years’ experience in a law school career services office, law firm, or other legal work setting. Meaningful experience with the professional development, recruitment, counseling, and/or mentorship of legal professionals or law students. A strong understanding of the changing legal marketplace and trends in legal employment. Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. Georgia State Law encourages applicants who will enrich the diversity of our organization.
Part of the Southeast’s largest comprehensive research universities, Georgia State Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part-time students. The College of Law was created in 1982 based on its founders’ belief that a first-rate law school not only can, but also must be tailored to meet the needs of the students who enter its doo...rs. Although Georgia State Law has grown substantially in scope and reputation during the last 34 years, this flexible, entrepreneurial and student-centric spirit continues to resonate throughout our institution. The College of Law brings together a dynamic group of faculty and staff who promote scholarship and service that enriches the legal profession and communities we serve. Our community fosters a culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication and perseverance.