The Talent Acquisition department hires qualified candidates to fill positions which contribute to the overall strategic success of
Howard University. Hiring staff “for fit” makes significant contributions to Howard University’s overall mission.
The Assistant Dean of Career Services is responsible for the development,
planning, management and
administration of all career services, recruitment
and job placement activities for students and graduates of the School of Law.
The Director will serve the mission of the Office of Career Services to
educate and empower law students in job searches and in
Supervises professional, para-professional,
administrative and student/wage
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The Assistant Dean develops relationships with
students and graduates and
represents the School of Law to external constituencies including potential
employers, alumni, the
broader legal community, and the public.
Responsible for the overall administration and
organization of the Law
School’s Career Services Office; including managing all departmental
operations and records,
supervision and evaluation of staff, strategic and
budgetary planning, record keeping and management of resource library,
preparing reports, questionnaires and correspondence.
Responsible for developing a vision and strategic plan for the office.
Informs and advises students about career opportunities. Counsels students
and graduates on job-related matters.
job applications documents including cover letters and resumes;
Stay apprised of legal career trends, the evolving job market, and
new career services and professional development initiatives.
Develops informational programming and panel
presentations on career
options, career development, and market trends.
Plans and manages all on-campus recruitment programs
videoconference interview. Coordinates the law school’s participation in off-campus job fairs and recruitment
programs sponsored by professional
organizations and bar associations.
Responsible for content of the Career Services website,
calendar of events,
and oversee Career Services communications to students.
Directs all technical and online services provided
to students and graduates.
Oversees usage of online recruiting software and website technology
including job and resume
Establishes and maintains contact with law firms, government agencies,
alumni, and other potential employers.
Organizes employer outreach and
program marketing. Develops publications for informational and marketing
Represents the School of Law with professional organizations and may serve
as guest speaker on legal recruitment issues.
Develops student and office policies and procedures relating to career
development issues and trends.
administers surveys to students and graduates and evaluates
results. Provide statistical analysis for internal and external
Submits data annually to the American Bar Association and the National
Association for Law Placement that is
used as an integral part of independent
ranking of law schools.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Extensive knowledge of the legal employment market and legal hiring
procedures and trends.
knowledge of research techniques and methodologies, including
WESTLAW AND LEXIS/NEXIS.
Knowledge of statistics and statistical
Proficiency in the operation of computer with accompanying user-friendly
word processing, database, spreadsheet,
presentation and information
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to make public speaking presentations that are persuasive, convincing
prepare and manage a budget and resources.
Ability to establish priorities and deadlines while delivering quality customer
Ability to exercise leadership skills, delegate tasks, and promote, manage and
provide staff training and
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations
with students, faculty, staff,
University officials, and the general public.
A Juris Doctorate is required. Minimum four years
of experience in career
counseling and/or recruitment. Several years of prior leadership experience
in directing career
services/recruitment office is strongly preferred.
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers,
you’ll enjoy your career with us!