Department Description: USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks in the top 20% (36th out of 204) among U.S. law schools in scholarly impact according to a 2018 study. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.
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 humanitys urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: Serve as recruiting and public relations professional to local, regional, and national legal employer communities. Manage, coordinate, design and initiate programs and projects in response to dynamic legal employment environment. Manage and run fall, spring, off campus recruiting programs and employer outreach events. Advise J.D. students and alumni on career planning, traditional and alternative legal careers and job opportunities. Develop and present career-search resources, tools and programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Employer Communications and Outreach Management
Develop, maintain and manage employer contact and relationships with law firms, corporations, government agencies, public interest agencies and other potential employers to cultivate expanded legal employment opportunities.
Perform outreach and communications with respect to local, regional and national employers and market students and graduates to such employers.
Design employer-directed marketing materials and programs to promote school and students to outside world.
With the Assistant Director of Operations and Special Projects, develop and maintain employer records and database for internal and student utility.
Regularly initiate recruiting calls to employers and field and respond to such calls from employers. Train and advise other Career Development staff on initiating and responding to such calls.
Attend SDCBA, SDLRA, LAALRA, OCLRA, SDNCBA, Lawyers Club, IP and other specialty bar and related networking events, including alumni receptions 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.
Create, maintain, and manage 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.
Obtain, evaluate, and synthesize information about legal employers and employment opportunities nationwide.
Management of Recruiting Programs
Implement, develop, and manage all aspects of fall, spring, and other recruiting programs, including coordination of on campus or off campus interviews, resume collections and direct application opportunities. Manage all aspects of recruiting new employers for these programs, working to increase the number of employment opportunities for students and alumni.
Develop, monitor and promote job opportunities for students and alumni.
Oversee and manage student job board, alumni job board and other online and job posting procedures to ensure maximum exposure, timeliness and completeness.
Work closely with Assistant Director of Operations and Special Projects with respect to recruiting functions, including management of web-based career management system.
Develop and manage student materials regarding recruiting programs, including correspondence, guides and policies.
Manage Career Development website content and other media regarding employers and recruiting programs in conjunction with the Law School Communications office.
Career Advising and Programs
Provide comprehensive, and continuing career counseling and programming to law students, graduate law students (together 'students') and alumni of the school.
Familiarize students and alumni with resources and programs available in the Career Development office, including timing and scheduling of activities.
Review and edit resumes, cover letters and other employment application materials. Conduct mock interviews with students and alumni.
Develop and present workshops, conferences, programs and panels to assist students and alumni with career planning and job development skills.
Gain specific knowledge with respect to and advise students with Tax and IP backgrounds and practice interests. Assist in creating Tax and IP related job search resources, programs, and communications and provide information on Tax and IP-specific job fairs and employment opportunities, and related annual career events.
Create, revise and update Career Development's series of written guides on career development topics, responding to the particular needs and concerns of USD students and alumni.
Assist in maintaining up-to-date career related information on Career Development's website. Assist in maintaining and ensuring up-to-date Career Development's presence on LinkedIn, Facebook and other electronic professional and social media.
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.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor Degree required.
At least three years of work experience in the legal profession, education administration, student services, recruiting or a related field required.
Juris Doctor strongly preferred.
One year of counseling experience in a student-oriented (customer-service) setting preferred.
Legal recruiting experience strongly preferred.
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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.
Administrative, managerial, and supervisory skills and experience.
Skill in use of computer software and web-based legal employer and job search programs.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Posting Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, 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: Resume and Cover Letter Required
Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letterand 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.