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Assistant Director of Legal Career Services, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Dartmouth)

Assistant Director of Legal Career Services

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The mission of the Law School Career Services Office is to help students and graduates make informed decisions about career paths and develop individual strategies to obtain career goals. Under the direction of the Director of Legal Career Services, the Assistant Director will assist law school students and graduates in all aspects of the legal career planning and job search process by providing guidance, information and placement assistance. The Assistant Director will also work with the Director on career-related programming as well as on employer relations efforts focused on job development for current law school students and graduates. The incumbent will counsel law school students and graduates about their career paths and goals, review and edit law school students’ and graduates’ resumes, cover letters, and other application materials to best highlight their relevant professional skills, conduct interview preparation for law school students and graduates to hone their interviewing skills, work with law school students and graduates to develop and enhance their professional networking skills, and assist the Director with other related duties and special projects as assigned.



·         Juris Doctor


·         Previous (minimum of one to three years’) experience practicing law as an attorney, and previous (minimum of one to three years’) experience in one or more of the following areas; law school career services, professional career counseling involving careers in law, legal recruiting, advising, teaching, supervising, and/or mentoring law students or new attorneys, equivalent related experience with careers, the job market and/or career counseling.

·         OTHER: Evening and weekend hours required. Some travel. Computer literate and familiarity with career-related technology and software.


·         Familiarity with self-assessment tools.

·         Proficiency using social media avenues and social networking tools.

·         Experience as an attorney in both private practice and public interest.

·         Public interest experience especially with fellowships and/or judicial clerkships.

·         Knowledge of career options, hiring needs, recruiting practices, job market, employment trends, and professional development issues within the legal profession.

·         Involvement in professional legal organizations.

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Instructions for Applicants:

·         To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

·         The review of applications will begin October 31, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

·         Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

·         The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

·         The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.


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