Asst/Assoc Director for Career Planning & Professional Development

UO School of Law

Eugene, OR

ID: 7054586 (Ref.No. 523252)
Posted: November 30, 2018

Job Description

As the state’s only public law school, the University of Oregon School of Law is charged with providing an exemplary, accredited legal education in a cost-effective manner. The School provides a broad-based legal education to approximately 500 students, supported by 35+ faculty and 25+ other administrative personnel. The School is an integral part of higher education in Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield community.

Position Summary
The Assistant/Associate Director is one of three full-time professionals in the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development (Career Center) who report to the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development. The Assistant/Associate Director’s work is shaped by key areas of substantive expertise such as: state trial court clerkships, private law firms, alternative JD career paths, and public interest and public service. In addition to substantial career counseling responsibilities, including job search strategy, document review, and interview preparation, the Assistant/Associate Director represents the Career Center and the University of Oregon School of Law to external audiences while engaging in marketing and outreach. The Assistant/Associate Director also collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development on the content and execution of the 1L Career Exploration and Professional Planning course. Duties also include planning and facilitating Career Center programming, including workshops and panel presentations, and managing budgets related to these activities.

Minimum Requirements
• JD from an ABA-accredited law school, or MBA or equivalent graduate degree.
• Three years of relevant professional experience.

Professional Competencies
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively
with diverse groups of students, faculty, alumni, members of the bar, and legal employers.
• Understanding of job search technology and trends in legal markets.
• Ability to travel independently as needed.
Preferred Qualifications
• Professional experience in career services or legal recruiting.
• Law practice experience with at least two different types of employers.
• Knowledge of one or more of the following legal markets: Oregon, Washington, Alaska,
California, Nevada, Washington DC.
• Current membership in Oregon and/or other state bar associations.


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