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Career Development Specialist

(Career Development Assistant Director)

College of Law

Open for Recruitment:  March 27, 2013 - April 28, 2013
Announcement #:  15096067267
Salary Range:  $32,177.60 - $45,000 DOE
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Location: Boise

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Job References
    Letter of Qualification



The Career Development Assistant Director, located in Boise, will promote employment opportunities for all University of Idaho law students and graduates in and beyond Idaho; will implement Career Development programs, activities, and policies; and will provide other student services as directed. Receives supervision from, and reports to, the Director of Career Development, who reports to the Associate Dean for Students and Administration; also receives guidance and support from the Associate Dean for Boise programs.




Promoting employment opportunities by:          45%  Essential

         Conducting research on prospective employers in and beyond Idaho;

         Being a liaison between college and employers in the development of potential employment opportunities;

         Conducting vigorous, direct, and frequent communications and in-person meetings with these employers in order to create and promote employment opportunities for law students;

         Assisting Career Development Director in coordinating interviews on-campus, off-campus, at job fairs;

         Providing a wide range of career counseling and job search resources to students and alumni; working with consortium law school career services offices to develop cooperative programs, including job fairs and other employment-promoting events for law students;

         Providing individual career counseling and career development assistance to students and alumni;

         Counseling students with exploring career options, developing job search strategies, conducting research in support of job search, preparing for interviews, and developing resumes and cover letters; reviewing job application materials as necessary.


Implementing Career Services programs, activities, and policies by:      40%  Essential

         Coordinating with the Director in developing written career materials including resume and cover letter guides, career planning guidebooks, and interviewing tips;

         Creating, facilitating, and implementing programming, including introducing program panel members and facilitating programs, and giving presentations;

         Collecting and managing employment information for the purpose of reporting placement activities to national agencies;

         Implementing and managing annual mock interviews for law students;

         Setting up mock interviews; maintaining contact with student organizations;

         Assisting with web page updates and other technology issues; participating in College of Law and University committees as requested to enhance Career Development efforts;

         Coordinating a public interest counseling program, including web based and library resources;

         Creating and maintaining database of alumni/ae who have completed judicial clerks hips and/or are currently employed as a judicial law clerk;

         Maintaining and enhancing individual proficiency through participation in professional development programs and activities as time and resources permit.


Providing other student services by:      10%  Essential

         Assisting in the College's bar exam preparation programs and other activities related to admissions to the bar;

         Assisting other student services as assigned.


Providing other services by:       5%  Marginal

         Attending training and/or meetings as requested;

         Performing general duties as assigned in support of the statewide mission of the College of Law




         Bachelor's degree in related field PLUS 3 years of experience in career development OR Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association approved law school

         Excellent oral and written communications skills

         Good knowledge of employment trends and career development

         Knowledge of career development issues

         Working knowledge of personal computers, word and data processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other software applications

         Demonstrated organizational skills;

         Capacity to be self-starting and ability to work on multiple tasks

         Good interpersonal communication skills

         Sound ethical judgment including discretion in dealing with confidential matters

         Ability and willingness to travel as needed


Must: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*




         Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association approved law school

         Work experience in law career services, student services, or human resources (3 5 years).

         Placement experience or other professional experience in higher education.

         Knowledge of career development issues affecting law students and the legal profession.

         Membership, or willingness and eligibility to obtain membership, in the Idaho State Bar.

         Positive attitude and professional demeanor in office including ability to interact well with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the public.


To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.