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Director, College of Law, Career Services

Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $80K - $95K

Job Description

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University seeks a thoughtful, personable, and attentive individual for the position of Director, College of Law within the Office of Career and Employment Services. Student success is a top priority for the College of Law, and the person in this role will play a special part in developing relationships with students to help them identify and achieve their career goals. The director will serve as a vital member of the career services team and will counsel and advise students on all aspects of the career development process. They will also have the support to develop new programs and initiatives to expand job opportunities for students. They will report to the Assistant Dean of Career Services.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor and mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Department Statement

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is one of the nation’s preeminent law schools, focused on offering students a personalized legal education. Ranked No. 1 in Arizona since 2010 and No. 32 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, ASU Law offers students the opportunity to tailor their education, to match externships to their interests and career services resources to help land their ideal jobs. Additionally, ASU Law’s LEED Gold-certified building in downtown Phoenix is steps away from Arizona’s legal, political and economic heart. For more information, visit law.asu.edu.

Desired Qualifications

A minimum of three years of experience with a record of success in law practice, law school career services, the legal recruiting industry, or the equivalent in a related industry, is preferred, as well as the following desired attributes:

  • Experience in one or more of the following target legal markets: Non-profit; public interest; small law firm; mid-size law firm; sole practitioner; and/or transactional law.
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in using organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use technology effectively.
  • Experience counseling or mentoring students.
  • Marketing and networking skills.
  • Experience developing a strong network of contacts in a legal community
  • Experience in using attention to detail and accuracy of records.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Experience preparing and delivering presentations.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Essential Duties

  • Coach students in developing effective job seeking procedures and techniques.
  • Work closely with the career services team to increase employment opportunities for the students of the College of Law.
  • Counsel students in exploring legal career pathways.
  • Capture and analyze data to track and improve results.
  • Provide 1:1 career advising on topics including but not limited to, resume and cover letter drafting, interviewing, and externship and job exploration.
  • Work closely with professional organizations, alumni, employers and other career service professionals to develop relationships and create job opportunities.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of counseling work with College of Law students and graduates.
  • Participate enthusiastically with the career services team effort to advance employment initiatives and develop new initiatives for job development.
  • Network with employers in the legal community to develop jobs for College of Law students and alumni.
  • Engage with career services team to create and host networking opportunities for College of Law students.
  • Prepare required reports for various internal and external requests.
  • Physical presence at the workplace is an essential function or requirement of this job with the possibility of some remote work.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the goals of the department.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.