The University of San Diego School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation. The Office of Career and Professional Development works closely with students and alumni to offer career guidance and support for in-school and post-graduate employment. The office also works closely with all types of employers to meet their ever-changing hiring needs.
The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.
Manage graduate and student data collection and reporting together with Assistant Dean. Advise J.D. and LL.M students and alumni on legal careers and law clerk and post-graduate job opportunities. Develop career-search resource and tools and programs. Design, create and present programs and projects in response to dynamic legal employment market. Manage relationships with student groups and outside constituents to design and initiate programs and projects.
Duties & Responsibilities:
STATISTICAL COLLECTION, RECORDKEEPING, REPORTING
- Manage, direct and coordinate data collection for graduates (ERSS, ABA, U.S. News). Report information under supervision of Assistant Dean.
- Plan timing and content of student and graduate programs to maximize response rates and quality of reported data.
- Coordinate with Communications, Admissions, Graduate Programs and other offices to suggest, publish, and promote relevant employment statistics and draft related materials for prospective and admitted students, accrediting bodies and media.
- Monitor national developments in data reporting. Confer with and advise Assistant Dean on deadlines, trends and proposed changes.
CAREER ADVISING AND PROGRAMS
- Provide extensive, comprehensive and continuing career counseling to law students, and periodically graduate law students and alumni of the school.
- Familiarize students with resources and programs available in Career & Professional Development, including timing and scheduling of activities.
- Develop and present workshops, conferences, programs and panels to assist students and alumni with career planning and job development skills. Work closely with other Career & Professional Development staff, student organizations, and local, state and national attorney groups to develop career related presentations.
- Create, revise and update Career & Professional Development’s series of written guides on career development topics, responding to the particular needs and concerns of USD students and alumni.
- Develop and maintain comprehensive Career & Professional Development reference library that includes monographs on types of employment and areas of practice, relevant periodicals, journals, directories, employer materials, application forms and books.
EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
- Develop and maintain employer contact and relationships with law firms, corporations, government agencies, public interest agencies and other potential employers to cultivate expanded legal employment opportunities.
- Assist Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development with design of employer directed marketing materials and programs to promote school and students to outside world.
- Periodically field and respond to recruiting calls from employers.
- Periodically attend SDCBA, SDLRA, LAARLA, OCRLA, SDNCBA, Lawyers Club, IP and alumni receptions and other networking and market knowledge building events during and after regular business hours.
- Attend local, regional and national events and job fairs that market the law school’s students and graduates to legal employers during and after regular business hours.
- Maintain and create networks with local, national and international employers to create networks for job opportunities; visit alumni and potential employers to create additional opportunities for students and alumni.
MANAGEMENT OF RECRUITING PROGRAMS
- Assist in managing, implementing and developing of fall, spring, LA, Bay Area, and potentially additional recruiting programs, including coordination of on campus or off campus interviews, resume collections and direct application opportunities. Assist in recruiting new employers for these programs, working to increasing the number of employment opportunities for students and alumni.
- Develop, monitor and promote job opportunities for students and alumni.
- Develop and manage student materials regarding recruiting programs, including correspondence, guides and policies.
- Bachelor's Degree
- At least three years of work experience in the legal profession, education administration, student services, recruiting or a related field.
- Juris Doctor strongly preferred
- One year of counseling experience in a student-oriented (customer-service) setting
Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated skills in Excel and/or database management and Word
- Demonstrated ability to address issues raised by a large, diverse student body, along with the ability to successfully interact with various populations including students, faculty, administrators, employers and colleagues at other institutions
- Strong understanding of career development issues affecting law students, lawyers, and the legal profession.
- Ability to develop related programs and materials
- Knowledge of legal career employment opportunities and local, regional and national job markets.
- Ability to develop marketing strategies to enhance employment opportunities.
- Skill in use of computer software and web-based legal employer and job search programs.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Tools & Equipment Used:
- Computers, telephone, fax, and other related office equipment
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits