UCLA Law's Office of Public Interest Programs (OPIP) is seeking a Public Interest Career Counselor whose primary responsibility will be to provide academic and career counseling to UCLA School of Law students and alumni interested in public interest opportunities. The public interest career counselor will also assist with OPIP's Career Day and other programs related to recruiting efforts, funding opportunities, and the public interest job search.
Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu. Reference UCLA REQ. # 26415
The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.
A Juris Doctor degree (or equivalent) is required.
Five or more years of experience in a public interest law setting.
Experience in and commitment to supporting the career development of public interest lawyers.
Excellent reputation and extensive network in the public interest community.
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and students, balanced by independence and initiative.
Ability to communicate complex issues into understandable formats for a range of audiences such as students, alumni, faculty/staff, etc.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to draw on the ideas of others and convert them into meaningful strategies and plans.
UCLA School of Law
The UCLA School of Law is a nationally recognized three-year graduate school with a student population of approximately 1200. There are now approximately 125 full and part-time faculty, 200 career and part time staff members located in both the Law School and Law Library. The law school enjoys a superior national reputation and is known for a willingness to innovate and experiment. Detailed information concerning UCLA School of Law may be found at our official website.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. Diver...se, progressive and centered in one of the most influential cities in the world, UCLA is a truly international university that offers a world of opportunity. Consistently ranked among the world's top-tier universities and powered by extensive resources, a renowned reputation and the will to make a real difference in the world