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Assistant Director, Employment Reporting & Alumni Advising

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Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Administrator, School of Law

Position Title & Department:

 Assistant Director, Employment Reporting & Alumni Advising; Law School Career Services 
Posting #


Department Description:

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.

University Description:

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.

Detailed Description:

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:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • 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.
Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least three years of work experience in the legal profession, education administration, student services, recruiting or a related field. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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. 

Posting Salary:

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

Special Application Instructions:

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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