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Assistant Director – Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Posted 6 months ago

Status: Full Time
Salary range: $58,190 – $81,465


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.


Responsibilities:
• 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.


Qualifications:
• 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 March 11, 2022 and will continue until filled.

Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include:
• Healthcare Benefits
• Group Life Insurance
• Educational Benefits
• Training and Professional Development
• Retirement Benefits
• Leave Benefits
• 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.

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