Saturday, September 01, 2012
Manages & implements a variety of the core programs in the Career Services Office, with students, alumni, and employers including: coordinating on-campus interviews; job fairs; employer recruitment mailings; exit interviews; federal judicial clerkship applications including coordination of the law school’s participation in the ABA’s Judicial Clerkship Program; selection of students to participate in Peggy Browning Foundation job fair; collection and analysis of statistical information for ABA, NALP and internal use; manage electronic student data through Symplicity and serve as liaison between law school and Symplicity administrators; confidentially counseling students; and maintain relationships with other law schools' career service offices, national job fair organizations and local bar associations including the Texas Bar, Tarrant County Bar and Dallas Bar. Primary responsibility for working with and providing resources to part-time day and evening students.
||School of Law – Career Services
||Assistant Dean (Arturo Errisuriz)
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Manage the student recruitment program. Communicate with employers and students to schedule On Campus Interviews (OCI), Job Fairs and Federal Judicial Clerkships using the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR). Collect student application materials and submit to employers. Answer questions and advise students regarding the application process. Develop and manage an operating budget for student recruitment programs (job fair registrations, on campus interviews lunches, etc.). Produce year end reports for OCI, job fairs, judicial clerkships including employer participation, student interviews and job offers.
- Represent law school and the career services office at regional/national job fairs and at professional organization and association meetings. Register law school for participation in job fairs and use independent judgment on job fair registration fee spending and attendance.
- Primary responsibility for planning, managing, administering, maintaining and updating general and specialized employer databases for employer recruitment mailings and take lead on all mailings/outreach/surveys to employers. Responsibilities include Post-A-Job Postcard mailings; OCI recruitment mailings; and electronic mailings.
- Manage, collect and analyze data obtained from new graduates (and others). Coordinate mailings/outreach/surveys to students for the Employment Report Salary Survey (ERSS) required by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), the American Bar Association (ABA) and US News & World Report. Work directly with NALP to resolve on-line problems.
- Primary responsibility for scheduling and tracking fall and spring Exit Interviews for graduating class.
- Instruct and advise students on use of electronic job bidding data management system (Symplicity) for on campus interviews; work directly with the electronic data management system provider (Symplicity) to maintain system in working order.
- Counsel law students and alumni about legal career options. Primary responsibility for counseling part time day and evening students. Collect and analyze information provided by student on interests, values, strengths/weaknesses, etc. to determine the best direction to recommend. Confidentially review student/alumni resumes, cover letters and application materials for factual accuracy as well as compliance with relevant requirements (of employer, job fair, etc.). Meet with students privately and advise students regarding the advantages and disadvantages of different options.
- Assist in coordination, presentation, collection of materials and topic selection of fall and spring seminars, panel presentations, and other special events, including the1L Career Service Program after November 1st each year (e.g., preparing handouts, food, accommodations, etc.).
- Facilitate the selection and coordination of travel and lodging for law student(s) to participate in the annual Peggy Browning Foundation Job Fair in Washington, D.C.
- Maintain active membership in the Texas Bar, Tarrant County Bar and Dallas Bar.
- Manage and maintain Career Services' website.
- Primary responsibility for updating/maintaining the Evening Student web page and identifying helpful job search information for evening students.
- Manage, develop and edit career services handouts, flyers, employment surveys, OCI employer surveys and other resources.
- Track flyers that are posted in elevators, stairwells and CSO bulletin board so that our students are not overwhelmed with CSO information.
- Maintain CSO bulletin board current and provide welcoming layout.
- Produce and edit Career Insider section of E-Legal Newsletter on a weekly basis.
- Supervise and assist administrative assistant with basic activities, including: assisting students; maintaining bulletin boards/pamphlet handouts; answering phones; ordering supplies; setting appointments and arranging for seminars; word-processing; copying; and filing.
- Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Career Services.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor required.
Two years legal experience or experience in higher education, preferably with a focus in career advising and counseling.
Experience in website management and website editing/production programs required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Awareness of local market and career resources.
Strong detail and accuracy orientation.
Strong organizational skills and knowledge of standard filing procedures.
Outstanding interpersonal & community relations skills, with strong customer service orientation.
Strong communication skills, with ability to prioritize.
Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
Ability to maintain a professional appearance and office atmosphere.
Ability to plan, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks.
Ability to adhere to University & departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
Knowledge of rules, standards, regulations, and laws regarding employment and student records.
Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current computer software programs.
Fundamental knowledge of data retrieval.
Ability to operate computer and other office equipment.