Harvard Law School Office of Career Services seeks a part-time, Assistant Director for J.D. Advising.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Assistant Director reports to the Assistant Dean for Career Services. This position interacts extensively with highly talented students and alumni, works collaboratively with a dynamic and creative Career Services staff and is involved in the day-to-day operations of a vital and fast-paced service oriented office. Responsibilities include the following:
Provides career counseling to JD students and alumni;
Plans, develops and implements a comprehensive series of career programs and workshops;
Writes materials for office communications including office publications, the website, and blog; and
Serves as a liaison to student groups and assists with supervision of student peer advisors and interns.
The candidate must have a J.D., along with three or more years of relevant professional work experience working as an attorney, counselor or administrator in a legal, academic or business setting. Experience in a law school career services office, knowledge of self-assessment tools, alternative legal and non-legal career paths, and project and event planning experience is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral presentation and writing skills, the ability to plan and meet deadlines, the ability to work independently and effectively as a team, a strong work ethic, superb judgment, an excellent sense of humor, and an enthusiastic approach to his or her work.
Please apply on-line at http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs. Select administrative/staff jobs and then select requisition # 42294BR. Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references.
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
About Harvard Law School Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Services (OCS) is a team of advisors and recruitment professionals who work with current students, alumni and employers with a focus on private sector careers and judicial clerkships. We work closely with our sister office, the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA), who advise students and alumni on public sector career pursuits.
The following provides a summary of the ...many services and resources offered by OCS.
• Career Advising
• Individual career counseling on a range of topics including but not limited to:
• Self Assessment
• Job search strategies
• Mock interviews
• Resume and cover letter review
• Career transitions
• Evaluation of offers
Our advisors, all of whom have law degrees and years of practice experience, are available daily for one-on-one appointments. In addition to this, we offer:
• Walk-in advising hours for quick questions
• 3L Peer Advisors, who offer a student perspective
• Career Programming
• Career programs and panels exploring legal practice areas and settings, professional development, practical aspects of the job search and how to succeed on the job. We offer webcasts and podcasts so students can have access to this information any time.
The OCS recruitment team works year round with employers to coordinate on-campus interviews and other job search programs, such as:
• Early Interviewing Program (EIP)
• Fall Interview Program (FIP)
• Spring Interviewing Program (SIP)
• International Summer Employment Program (ISEP), for students interested in working overseas
• Overseas Trained LL.M. Student Interview Program
OCS website, one of the most comprehensive in the country, which contains articles and information on a broad range of student career topics ranging from career exploration to interviewing, networking and to succeeding on the job
• Hire Ground, which provides helpful advice and the latest trends in legal hiring
• The Bench, focusing on judicial clerkships