The University of Connecticut seeks applications for the position of Career Consultant (UCP 6) for the UConn School of Law, one of the leading public law schools in the country. Founded in 1921, the Law School offers a high-quality education emphasizing intellectual discipline and development of the professional analytic skills required to meet the challenge of continuing change in the law and society.
The campus, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is among the most beautiful of any law school in the United States and has one of the largest law libraries in the world. It is located two miles from the center of Hartford in a neighborhood of large Victorian homes, where many students, staff, and faculty live. The location offers easy access to the state Capitol, courts and agencies, and the offices of Hartford's law firms and corporations.
Under the general direction of the Director, Career Planning Center, the Career Consultant will assist with counseling and advising students and alumni in career development and the techniques of obtaining employment, as well as creating, managing and evaluating career development programs and activities. The Law School currently serves over 390 J.D. students, 85 LL.M. students and over 6,000 graduates.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Counsels and advises students and alumni on career exploration, career development and employment opportunities.
- Develops, designs, prepares and organizes career development and employment resources and informational and promotional materials, such as career development guides and booklets. Develops and writes informational materials for distribution to the UConn School of Law community.
- Collaborates with the Director or other staff in the promotion and implementation of career development programs, including serving as a team leader for various programs, preparing and recommending program budgets, overseeing management of the specific programs assigned, and establishing procedures necessary to implement such programs.
- Designs, administers and conducts career-related workshops, including interviewing, resume development and job search skills.
- Develops and maintains liaison and consults with academic departments, faculty, staff, student organizations and off-campus employers regarding career development programs, salary statistics, geographic growth areas and job market trends.
- Assists in planning employer/student recruiting strategies and evaluating their effectiveness and makes recommendations for changes.
- Recruits students to participate in the Career Planning Center programs through contact with academic departments, various informational meetings and special programs and other outreach activities.
- J.D. or Master's degree in Counseling, College Student Affairs, Student Personnel or related field; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
- Two to four year's professional experience or internship in career planning or recruiting, academic advising, higher education or business/industrial human resources, industrial/college relations or higher education career services
- Knowledge of the legal hiring community
- Strong interpersonal skills and communication techniques
- Strong public speaking, writing, and group facilitation skills
- Ability to work effectively and develop relationships with a wide variety of constituencies including students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and legal practitioners;
- Knowledge of technologies related to career development.
- J.D. degree
- Two to four year's professional legal experience or law school clinical experience, higher education career services, or other relevant setting
- Admitted to, or eligible to be admitted to the Bar
- Experience in a Law School Career Planning office
- Experience with electronic media and marketing initiatives
- High level of ability and experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, specialized career service database software (preferably Symplicity) and online resources.
This is a full-time position located at the Law School in Hartford. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including tuition reimbursement at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.
Applications should include a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and a letter of interest that explains how your skills and experience match the qualifications required and the duties and responsibilities of the position. Please include Search number 2017284 in your materials. Review of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to applications received by February 5, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017284)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 5, 2017.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.