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Director, Career Services/Employment Outreach

Apply now Job no: 493660
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: Newark
Categories: Administrator

Under direction of and with Assistant Dean of Career Services, develop and implement plan to expand school’s employment footprint nationally. Specifically, responsible for outreach in certain national markets, including New York and East Coast, Washington D.C, California and other West Coast markets. Travel to meet with potential employers including big law and corporate employers within those markets. Work with the office to maintain and improve the employment placement rate by researching job opportunities, marketing, and providing effective career counseling to students on a national level. Assist the Office of Career Services in other efforts to serve the employment needs of current Juris Doctor students and alumni, including maintaining a heavy counseling schedule, reviewing and editing student materials, and assisting in the coordination and implementation of the Spring and Fall On-Campus-Interviewing Programs, and the Judicial Clerkship Application process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counsel Juris Doctor candidates and alumni. Maintain a heavy counseling schedule to advise current Juris Doctor candidates and alumni on career paths, course selection, use of resources, job search and interviewing strategy, employment options, interviewing, and professionalism, in addition to providing general advice on varied topics that are specifically applicable to the student or alumnus. Counsel students on career options including big law, corporate and compliance sectors nationwide.
  • Develop and implement plan to expand and grow employment opportunities in and beyond the New York/New Jersey metro area, including meeting with big law employers in New York and the East Coast, large city sectors such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, D.C, St Louis and Los Angeles. Research and identify potential new job placements across the country, contact potential employers to develop a relationship, provide all necessary information and market the school to those employers, advertise placements to students and visit placements when needed to solidify relationships.
  • Review and edit student materials, including resumes, cover letters, writing samples, thank you letters, and other correspondence, communicate edits to the student, suggest students re-submit for continuing edits to ensure quality of written materials.
  • Events - Attend alumni and bar association events to network and foster a productive relationship between potential employers and Seton Hall University School of Law. Attend and organize events and panel discussions focused on student networking and employment.
  • Assist the office in coordinating and implementing the Judicial Clerkship and Fall and Spring On-Campus-Interviewing Programs, including reviewing and processing thousands of applications, and reviewing unusually high volume of resumes, requiring daily extended hours during the months of July, August, September and October.
  • Assist the Office in finalizing information for NALP, US News and World Reports and ABA surveys.

Required Qualifications:

  • JD-required


  • Exempt

Salary Grade:

  • Administrative - AD190

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment

Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

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