| Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Dean of Career Services and Professional Development, the Director of Career Advising and Professional Development, assists with the overall administration of the Office and is responsible for duties and specific projects unique to this position.|
I.Professional Development and Career Advising
-Together with the Dean: Create, plan and implement the J.D. professional development curriculum, including panels, workshops, symposia, and other large-scale events to respond to market trends, changing demographics, and evolving student and employer needs. Create, source, and compile print and online resources related to legal career paths, private sector market developments and trends, private sector practice, and professional and personal development.
-Together with the Dean and Career Counselors: Create and execute all career-related coursework, practice interview and other programs, and workshops. Develop policies and procedures for individual student outreach, follow-up, and record-keeping.
-Work with student groups, Student Senate, the Office of Social Justice Initiatives, Student Services and other CLS and Columbia University constituents to host and support professional development programs and other events that promote the intersection of practice sectors.
-Work with the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Services to schedule Transfer Student Orientation.
-Assign 1L students to Career Counselors.
-Oversee the integration of Transfer students to OCS.
-Counsel a segment of the 1L class.
-Supervise the Assistant Director of Recruiting in the planning and execution of all recruitment programs (Early Interview Program, Fall OCI and Spring OCI) and the production of annual reports thereon.
-Together with the Dean and the Assistant Director of Recruiting, create policies and procedures, including establishing deadlines and document requirements for student and employer participation in J.D. recruiting programs.
-Together with the Dean: Create orientation programs, micro-sites and student and employer binders containing relevant data and reports for the Early Interview Program, and Spring and Fall OCI programs. Develop policies for job postings and database governance.
-Create and disseminate employer and student surveys related to their experience as participants in recruiting programs and synthesize and present survey results to the Dean, Career Counselors, and other relevant constituents.
-Together with the Communications, Multimedia and Information Systems. Manager, create rules and policies for the engagement of employers and students with Symplicity, the OCS website, and social media feeds.
-Aggregate and verify employment information for all graduating J.D.s and use this information to compile annual reports for the ABA, NALP, US News, and Princeton Review.
-Provide employment data to the Dean for presentations to BOV, Alumni bodies, the Office of Admissions, press and other offices.
Mentor and oversee the work of the Assistant Director of Programming; the Assistant Director of Recruiting; Programming Coordinator; and the Communications, Multimedia and Information Systems Manager.
V.Admissions and Other
-Represent OCS as needed at Admissions events, Orientation events, and employer meetings/events as requested by the Dean.
-Responsible for other projects and programs as determined by the Dean.
VI. Budget Oversight
-Together with the Dean, manage the office's budget and produce quarterly reports.
VI.NYC Bar Diversity
-Coordinate CLS's participation in the NYC Bar Diversity Fellowship Program and other diversity job fairs and fellowship programs.
-Attend meetings of the NYC Bar Diversity Committee.
General Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree or its equivalent required plus 4 to 6 years of relevant work experience required. Experience in career services or recruitment in a law firm or university environment preferred. Excellent organizational, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required. Experience interacting effectively with diverse, complex student populations and with legal recruitment professionals as well as experience working on multiple projects simultaneously required. Ability to work well on a diverse and dynamic professional team required. Some evening and weekend work may be necessary.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.