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.*
ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
· 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.