Job Posting: Director of Career Development

Position Title | Director of Career Development
Department | Law School
Part Year | No
FLSA Status | Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week) | 40.0

Position Summary Information
Position Purpose | The Director of Career Development will guide students and alumni in job search strategies; develop and market career exploration, networking, job application and interview preparation programming, and create and revise professional development resources. The Director will lead the School of Law’s strategic efforts to identify, outreach to, build and maintain lasting relationships with potential and current employers, particularly in Silicon Valley, but also beyond. The Director also will have principal responsibility for the Office of Career Management’s (OCM’s) efforts to support the School of Law’s student organizations with their professional development programming and events.The Director will collaborate closely with the entire OCM staff (consisting of a team of four full-time employees, one part-time employee, and several student employees), other departments, faculty, and staff. Specifically, the Director will supervise and manage the Program Coordinator in OCM, as both positions have responsibilities related to employer relations and recruiting, among other functions. This is a full-time position reporting the Assistant Dean of OCM.We are looking for a culturally competent collaborator who can effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity, who shares our values, and who will support the mission of the University through her or his work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities |
1. Counsel, Coach, and Strategize with Students and Graduates in their Job Search.
• Educate, coach, counsel and advise law students and alumni to identify meaningful employment options for them, to learn job search strategies; to create professional application materials, to learn interview and other key professional communication skills, and to utilize self-marketing techniques.
• Develop and maintain relationships with law faculty, administration, alumni volunteers, mentors and members of the Law Alumni Board and make referrals when appropriate.
• Develop and maintain relationships with other career office and counseling professionals on campus and make referrals when appropriate.
• Lead communication and programs for students related to preparing for employer engagement and the recruiting process.2. Lead Employer Relations Efforts.
• Strategically grow Santa Clara Law’s employer base, particularly in Silicon Valley but also beyond; deepen existing recruiting relationships, and drive creation of new systems to effectively manage demand for on and off-campus student/employer engagement.
• Manage on-campus recruiting, employment events/visits, career fairs, and employer development to facilitate opportunities for Santa Clara Law students to engage with top employers matching their interests, skills, and values.
• Anticipate employer needs; and forecast recruiting trends.
• Innovate with new ideas and perspectives.
• Benchmark employer relations best practices and represent the law school through active membership in organizations such as BALRA, NALP, and the Bay Area Law School Consortium of Law School Career Offices.3. Primary Liaison from OCM to Student Organizations.
• Work with law student organizations interested in planning career-related activities.
• Attend and participate in student organization and other law school department events to create relationships and partnerships with these departments and organizations.4. Create and implement career exploration and job preparation programs.
• Design, Develop and lead programs and presentations focused on career exploration and job search strategies, preparation for on campus interviews, and other topics, such as building your professional relationships.
• Train and guide students in extensive on-campus interviewing programs. This may include events to prepare them on the timeline and process to apply, interview preparation including running a mock interview program, and communication or workshops on call-back etiquette, and more.
• Collaborate with other law school departments, participate in law school consortia to develop co-sponsored events, and collaborate with student organizations and assist them in planning career-related activities.5. Provides Work Direction.
• Supervise, mentor, train, and oversee Program Coordinator in OCM.
• Prepare and communicate performance evaluations.
• Provide guidance to Assistant Dean of the Office of Career Management.6. Other duties as assigned.GENERAL GUIDELINES 1. Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services.
2. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations and solutions for improvement of established processes and practices.
3. Maintains contact with employers and solicits feedback for improved services.
4. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives.
5. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow.
6. Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions.
7. Prepares and submits reports as requested and required.
8. Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.

Provides Work Direction | N/A

Qualifications | 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.

Physical Demands | 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.
• May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
• May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
• May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers.

Work Environment | 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 equipment noise.
• Offices with frequent interruptions.


Knowledge
1. Knowledge of legal employment issues, especially the Bay Area legal market strongly preferred.
2. Available some nights and some weekends.
3. Sensitivity to the needs of diverse and multicultural constituencies.
4. Demonstrated experience working in a team-based, collaborative environment.

Skills
1. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
2. Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Santa Clara University and the School of Law.


Abilities | This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

Education and/or Experience
1. J.D., or equivalent recruiting/career counseling work experience at a law firm or law school., M.B.A. or Masters in Psychology coupled with equivalent legal recruiting/career counseling experience in related field may be considered.
2. Eight or more years of experience in career counseling, advising, student services or equivalent experience preferred.

Salary Information | $3,145.00 - $3,697.50 semi-monthly

Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled | Yes
EEO Statement | 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

About Santa Clara University | Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees. Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

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