The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University seeks a dynamic and creative individual for the position of Director, College of Law within the Office of Career and Employment Services. The position shall have an internal working title of Director of Career Services. Under administrative direction from the Assistant Dean of Career Services, this career services professional will perform work of considerable difficulty in coordinating and implementing activities and functions in a fast-paced, student centered, team environment. This Director will specifically oversee and manage the College of Law's externship program which includes government agencies, public interest employers and private firms. The Director will serve as a vital member of the career center job development team and will counsel and advise students on all aspects of the career development process as well as develop programs to expand job opportunities in targeted segments of the legal job market.
Work closely with the career center job development team to increase employment opportunities for the students of the College of Law.
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 in Career Center 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 Center team to create and host networking opportunities for College of Law students.
Physical presence at the workplace or the college is an essential function or requirement of the job.
Perform other duties as assigned to support the goals of the College of Law.
Evidence of having 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.
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 with using organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
Experience counseling or mentoring students.
Experience with using marketing and networking skills.
Experience developing a strong network of contacts in a legal community, both inside and outside Arizona.
Experience in work that requires attention to detail and accuracy of records.
Experience in prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines.
Experience working with budgets, expenditures and preparing reports.
Experience preparing and delivering presentations.
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
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
Communicate to perform essential functions
Use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is one of the country’s preeminent law schools. Ranked No. 25 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, ASU Law is a leading provider of comprehensive and personalized legal education. The law school ranks Top 20 in the nation for job placement and No. 1 in the state for student outcomes. Located in a new, state-of-the-art building in downtown Phoenix, ASU Law is steps away from the legal, political, and economic heart of Arizona. For more information, visit law.asu.edu.
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 90,000 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.
ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Employment Verification Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
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.
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.
To apply, please go to: www.asu.edu/asujobs/ under Staff job opportunities click “External Applicant”, see Req Id#: 37510BR or go directly to
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 b...y real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 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.