The Assistant Dean for Career Services leads the strategic vision for the Career Services Office (CSO) team to actualize an inclusive service experience for College of Law students, alumni, and external stakeholders. By integrating the College of Laws diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan goals related to student and graduate success, the Assistant Dean of Career Services leads CSO in providing comprehensive professional development programming, career advising, and stakeholder engagement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Designs, promotes, and implements all aspects of professional development programming, with a focus and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion.
Advises students and alumni on career strategies, including guidance for specific areas of legal practice and practice settings.
Works closely with the Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Externship Program Director to develop opportunities for students to gain practical skills in particular legal areas, such that the students are able to earn academic credit.
Develops and evaluates pre- and post-graduate opportunities.
Establishes short and long-range department goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
Maintains and enhances existing employer relationships and develops new employer relationships.
Manages the collection, analysis, and reporting of employment data.
Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and identifies and implements changes required for improvement. Strategically allocates resources based on data analysis and the Offices mission.
Coaches, mentors, and supports Career Services Office team members.
Serves as a vital member of the College of Laws Senior Administrator Team that works collaboratively with the deans and other senior leadership.
Provides support to the Law College's pipeline to law program, regarding career exploration and the profession.
Actively participates in local and national organizations including NALP, Equal Justice Works, the State Bar of Michigan, the ABA, and other national bar associations to stay current on trends.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Five years experience in career counseling and advising, educational administration, or a combination of education and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Demonstrates strong experience in management and personnel supervision, including budgeting and cross-departmental initiatives.
Displays the skills and ambition to extend a strong network of contacts in the legal community, both within and outside of Michigan.
Accomplishments in delivering outstanding career placements through professional positions in career services, and/or legal, corporate, government or public sector management.
Commitment and ambition to provide students with a comprehensive array of services to enable them to launch meaningful and successful careers.
Strong ability to develop and implement innovative initiatives that anticipate and adapt quickly to shifting dynamics in the career marketplace.
Strong ability to foster engagement with students, faculty, alumni, and prospective and current employers.
Strong ability to advise on electronic and print career services communications to external and internal audiences.
Superior organizational, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Experience in the development and implementation of career services to support diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and action plans.
Experience conducting inclusion-minded presentations for audiences in diverse cultural environments.
Experience with delivering career services to a highly inclusive student body and engaging with diverse bar associations, employers, and organizations.
Required Application Materials
The search committee is committed to respecting and maintaining confidentiality.
Application materials must include:
Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
At least three professional references (not to be contacted without the permission of the applicant)
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by January 23, 2023, although the position will remain open until filled. Applicants will be asked to submit a professional writing sample when invited for an interview.
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Teresa Eldred, College of Law Human Resources Manager at 517.432.6819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
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