Assistant Director of Career Services, College of Law
Regular, Full-time - Exempt - Market Range 09
The University of Tennessee College of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Director for the Bettye B. Lewis Career Center. This position is based in Knoxville, Tennessee. This position is a senior level individual that possesses specialized expertise in the planning, management, supervision of staff, and operation of the College of Law Career Center. A key focus, and significant aspect, of this position is to analyze and evaluate courses of action, including the creation and implementation of strategic decisions and plans. This position devotes significant time to create, develop, manage, and advance strategic relationships with a wide and diverse constituency, both on and off campus. This position provides supervision of the employer and alumni relations work of other team members.
Develop, manage, and advance strategic relationships with employers; train students, alumni, and employers in use of career development and job search tools, including online tools; with Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, coordinate Alumni Network programming; develop new recruitment solutions to reflect the changing global recruitment landscape in legal education; manage continuous improvement in use of real-time technology to expand interview opportunities for students and alumni with remote employers; direct formal recruitment programs, including on-campus interviews, off-campus job fairs, job listings, and resume forwarding opportunities; meet goals established for employer participation in formal recruitment programs through solicitation of alumni and employers; design success measurement instruments and analyze employer feedback to evaluate and improve recruitment programs; serve as liaison between student and alumni job seekers and employers to enhance the interview experience and maximize employment outcomes; supervise employer information and records; develop and administer strategic outreach programs with employers; collaborate with other members of the unit to fulfill the mission and strategic plan of the Center; travel throughout Tennessee, and occasional travel outside of Tennessee, is required.
JD, degree in relevant field and seven years of relevant experience (three of which may be met by completion of a law degree). Ability to be licensed to practice law in Tennessee.
The successful candidate will possess oral and written communication skills; organizational skills; management/supervisory skills; public speaking skills; database design/management knowledge; customer service skills; marketing skills; client/employer development skills; knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of a variety of legal markets and employment settings; ability to be licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction within the United States.
The work environment at the College of Law values is highly collaborative. Faculty and staff are committed to work together to develop lawyers who are well prepared (academically and experientially) to enter the profession and immediately add value to clients and the community. Working together in pursuit of ideals that are bigger than any single individual is a highly valued aspect of the law school culture, and an understanding of, and desire to be a part of, such a community is an important aspect of this role.
Experience in advising/counseling students/junior employees.
Experience in legal recruitment, higher education and/or career counseling or advising settings and experience interfacing with professional school students and or employers is strongly preferred.
The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
Interested individuals should apply online and provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references.