Provide leadership and management to the Career Services staff. Oversee and assess effectiveness of all programs, including career and life counseling, workshops and interview coaching. Implement an employment tracking system that allows staff to monitor each student’s progress and provides the Dean with accurate and current employment information. Plan, organize, and implement an employer relations program that enhances and expands alumni contacts and other job opportunities for students and graduates.
This is a 12-month position reporting directly to the Dean of the Law Center. Touro Law School is located in Central Islip, on the south shore of Long Island, an hour from New York City. Forty-five full time law faculty members provide a practice oriented educational curriculum to approximately 650 students in both full-time day, part-time day and part-time evening programs. Visit http://www.tourolaw.edu for more information about Touro Law Center.
• Develop materials, programs and expectations to support counselor meetings with each individual student beginning in the first semester of the 1L year and continuing through graduation and post-JD employment.
• Initiate an employment tracking system that records counseling notes on each student beginning in the first semester and continues through and/or post-graduation employment.
• Train all CSO counselors on appropriate student tracking protocol.
• Provide monthly updates to the Dean on student employment numbers for all classes.
• Supervise the Director of Externships and Employer Relations to expand the number and type of employers who participate in the program and to facilitate externships becoming job opportunities.
• Conduct regular staff meetings with a written agenda that includes the review of employment numbers and individual student challenges by class year and individual counselor updates on employer outreach calls.
• Draft a time line for the job search of full-time and evening-division students.
• Revise CSO manual annually.
• Work closely with the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs to develop a database of alumni and employer contacts.
• Assign and supervise each CSO counselor’s student and employer outreach efforts.
• Conduct with CSO staff – and in consultation with the Dean and other law school administrators – a strategic planning process that is reviewed and updated every three years based on changing legal jobs, students’ interests, and institutional goals.
• Plan and present a program during 1L orientation that outlines CSO approach and services.
• Institute a plan for each CSO staff member’s student counseling load, regular counseling sessions, and follow up.
• Develop a CSO web site with protected access to Touro-specific programs and written materials that is updated weekly.
• Enhance CSO social media footprint.
• Develop and institute a resume review and interview coaching service for students and alumni.
• Supervise and monitor the preparation of employment reports consistent with ABA and NALP requirements and with the Dena’s requests.
• Design and implement programs for students on job search strategies and the changing legal marketplace.
• Provide in-service training opportunities for CSO staff.
• Establish and maintain relationships with career service and employer representatives in the New York area.
• Establish an annual outreach effort to New York state governmental entities and federal government regional and national offices.
• Develop contacts with local and regional law firms in the New York City metropolitan area.
• Maintain a counseling load of students in each year.
• Attend prospective applicant, admitted student and alumni events as needed.
• Participate actively in the New York Bar Association Committee on Careers and Management,
• Serve on institutional committees and work groups as assigned.
• Participate in bar association and professional organizations that increase the visibility of Touro Law Center.
• Organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Written and oral communication skills;
• Interpersonal skills;
• Ability to manage and work on a team;
• Familiarity with career counseling and recruitment techniques.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
• Familiarity and Symplicity Career Services Management System;
• Experience with Microsoft and Excel.
Evenings and Weekends
• As needed to staff office for evening division students and attend professional/association events.
Measurements of Competency
• Maintenance of frequent, current, and accurate employment statistics for all classes;
• Student participation in office programs;
• Evaluation by peers of cross-department cooperation.
Juris Doctor or equivalent degree; prior managerial experience in a law school, law firm, private business, corporation or government entity.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter and your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email should read: Assistant Dean for Career Services.