Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Salary: $58,190 - $81,465
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 2910960
The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for providing career counseling and professional development coaching to students and alumni, including meeting one-on-one with current students and alumni and creating and providing resources and strategies for individual career development and networking.
This Assistant Director also designs and leads career and professional development programs for students and alumni, builds and maintains relationships with employers, alumni, and external constituents, develops and expands alumni and employer outreach programs, and collaborates with internal constituents to strengthen Career and Professional Development programs.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse employee base that is committed to teaching and working in an environment focused on equity and inclusion. The Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development is responsible for ensuring equity and inclusion is rooted into their day-to-day work. The Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development must strive to promote equity through continuous learning and improvement, the positive development of our community, and the identification and removal of barriers.
Counsels and advises students and alumni in career exploration and finding a fit with the students' skills, values and personality.
Counsels and advises students and alumni on career exploration, career planning, job search strategies, resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing skills, and networking in a diverse legal market.
Counsels students and alumni on professional development issues including key skills, competencies, and experiences sought by employers
Develops and implements effective career and professional development related programs, tools and written materials.
Develops and expands alumni and employer outreach programs.
Identifies and maintains existing relationships with employers, and alumni.
Creates or identifies opportunities for students to gain legal work experience during law school or after.
Juris Doctor degree required.
3-5 years of experience in practicing law, as well as professional contact, interaction and knowledge of legal employers, legal job market and unique aspects of practicing law or using a J.D. for alternative employment opportunities.
Student advising experience in higher education context preferred and highly beneficial but not required.
Professional career counseling and/or placement experience with legal professionals preferred, but not required; may consider a combination of education and experience).
An active law license is not required for this position, but if candidate has a law license or has previously been licensed, candidate must be (or must have been when licensed) in good standing with the applicable licensing authority.
Strong connections with practicing attorneys, judges, and the legal community.
Significant familiarity, experience, professional connections, and understanding of traditional and alternative occupations for legal professionals.
Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships both internally and externally.
High level of energy and creativity; strong organizational skills.
Knowledge of, and experience with website management and database programs. (e.g. RaisersEdge, Symplicity, WordPress, etc.)
Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to meet student and alumni needs
Strong program development, management, and implementation skills.
Knowledge of key areas of career exploration, career development strategies, professional development best practices, and networking strategies.
To be considered for this position, please provide your resume, cover letter, including salary requirements.
Members of diverse and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. (AA/EOE)
Applicant review will begin on June 9, 2023 and will continue until filled.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include:
Group Life Insurance
Training and Professional Development
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Flexible Working Hours
Generous Holidays and Winter Break
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status defined by law.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law was formed in 2015 by the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law. This extraordinary union brought together two law schools that have shaped Minnesota’s legal landscape for more than a combined 155 years, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem-solving approach to legal education.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a legal education grounded in legal theory and distinguished by exceptional practical legal training. A forward-thinking, independent law school with a history dating back more than 100 years, we have continually shaped legal education to be relevant to our students, their future clients, and the legal profession. We are committed to making legal education accessible and offer an unmatched number of enrollment options. Our students graduate prepared to put their degree into practice or use their legal training in the profession of their choice.