Assistant Dean for Career Management
Santa Clara University
Department: Law School
Part Year: No
FLSA Status: Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week): 40
The Assistant Dean oversees the Office of Career Management (OCM) to advance and complement the broad educational goals of the University. The Assistant Dean leads the strategic development and implementation of programs, services and resources designed to support a JD and LLM population of 600+ students. The Assistant Dean aspires to strengthen relationships with alumni and employers, engage with Silicon Valley companies, increase collaboration among Law School departments, and obtain better employment outcomes for graduates.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develop, implement and conduct career-related programming. Provide strategic vision for the creation and implementation of career exploration and job search programs.
Manage On-Campus Interview (OCI) program, job fairs and other recruitment activities.
Support student organizations in the development and implementation of appropriate career-related activities.
Collaborate with faculty, Law School departments (especially Centers of Distinction and clinics), University offices and law school consortia/legal employer city groups to develop co-sponsored events.
Oversee marketing of OCM programs, services and resources.
Assist with programs offered by other Law School departments as appropriate.2. Develop and implement employer outreach efforts. Develop and maintain relationships with employers to enhance the reputation of the Law School in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Attend employer recruiting events such as information sessions, panel discussions, career fairs and recruitment programs.
Collaborate with Alumni Relations, Development and the Deans Office to identify new strategies for marketing the Law School to prospective employers.3. Advise law students and graduates. Provide individual and group career advising for law students and alumni.
Educate and coach law students with job search strategies and self-marketing techniques.
Connect law students with alumni through networking opportunities, mentor programs, and online resources.
Facilitate collaboration between OCM and Alumni Relations to increase alumni participation in events, mentoring and student professional development.4. Provide strategic vision and administrative leadership for OCM staff. Develop a strategic plan aligned with the Law Schools goals of improving employment statistics.
Provide visionary leadership for a team of four career professionals and student assistants.
Oversee budgets, statistical data collection, employment statistics reporting, personnel issues, and other general office policies and procedures.
Monitor and follow all reporting requirements as mandated by the American Bar Association.
Manage technology for both staff and student use. Evaluate and recommend purchase of software programs and web-based applications for career purposes. Update and redesign website as needed.
Represent Santa Clara Law through active involvement and leadership in regional and national associations such as NALP, the Bay Area Legal Recruiters Association, the Consortium of Northern California Law School Career Services Offices and others.
Provides Work Direction:
Supervises staff of Assistant Directors (2), Office Manager, Employment Outcomes Data Coordinator (.5 FTE), and student assistants.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
Will be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
Will be required to attend conferences and events within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Typical office environment.
Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
Offices with frequent interruptions.
Demonstrated knowledge of major career paths within the practice of law and within law related business operations positions.
Demonstrated knowledge of recruiting practices by legal employers, corporations and the public sector.
Knowledge of factors affecting legal and business industries and their impact on recruiting.
Familiarity with staffing and management models for the technology industry.
Prefer strong network of connections within Silicon Valley and beyond.
Experience in forging collaborative relationships with external partners, such as alumni, employers, and volunteers.
Ability to teach fundamental job skills information to job seeking students and alumni.
Ability to persuade job seekers to engage in the job search process.
Ability to forecast areas of job opportunity and to inform job seekers and other constituencies about new opportunities.
Demonstrated track record of success in managing collaborative teams.
Demonstrated experience with a wide range of communication strategies, including print, digital, and social media.
Sensitivity to the needs of diverse and multicultural constituencies.
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to interpret and comply with ABA standards and protocols.
Ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Attention to detail combined with ability to analyze and conceptualize at a high level of abstraction.
Education and/or Experience:
BA/BS required; JD or advanced degree in related field required.Minimum eight to ten years of experience working in a law related position in legal recruiting, business, public service or private practice required.
Experience working in legal education preferred.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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