Senior Career Counselor - Law School Career Services | Washington University in St. Louis - Military Veterans

at Herc - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Scheduled Hours 37.5 Position Summary Reporting to Assistant Dean or Director of the Law School Career Center, employee is responsible for creating and executing large-scale initiatives to ensure career success for law students, as well as directing the individual short and long-term career strategies for a portfolio of students. Leads strategies and initiatives for highly ambitious group of students seeking jobs in a variety of areas, including public interest firms, Wall Street firms, the government, etc. Collaborates closely with law school leadership to identify areas for program innovation and improvement. There is a potential for this position to have a hybrid work schedule. Job Description Primary Duties & Responsibilities Creates, Directs, and Executes Large-Scale Programs and Initiatives. Responsible for the creation, execution, and supervision of large-scale initiatives approved through collaboration with the team and designed to positively impact the core metrics and goals of the office. Supervises staff involved in executing the initiatives. Creates budget proposal and responsible for budget compliance for initiatives. Some examples include, but are not limited to: (1) American Bar Association data reporting and audit management which directly impacts the law school rankings and accreditation; (2) Mock interview program for 1000 students with alumni in over 30 cities; (3) Early engagement program for every incoming student before classes begin; (4) Alumni mentor programs for student body of over 1000; (5) Train and supervise Peer Career Advisors to supplement career strategy advising; (6) Train and supervise regional and practice area specific attorney advising and mentor programs; and more existing and future initiatives. Direct Individual Students Strategies. Manages portfolio of students and alumni to create strategic, customized, and concrete job search strategies with specific deliverables throughout the education, application, and interview process. Reviews and edits legal writing samples, resumes, cover letters, and all professional communications targeted at all types of legal employers, to ensure placement in the most competitive positions consistent with student goals.   Educates students about legal career opportunities in many areas of law to guarantee that students are securing the most ambitious positions for long- term career success. Fully utilizes software and databases to record student employment data and effectively advise students in the career search. Supports success of students in positions by creatively providing knowledge and expertise to ensure success with legal employers in large law firms, public sector, and a variety of practice groups. Employer and Alumni Outreach. Expands hiring by target employers (geographic, practice area, or employer type) by engaging the employer leadership at large Wall Street law firms, selective government agencies, exclusive public interest fellowships, federal and state judges, elected government officials, corporate executives, and more. Creates and executes a strategic plan with deliverable metrics for outreach. Oversees engagement and collaborate with the Advancement Office.  Maximizes use of data for success. Creates and Teaches Professionalism Curriculum. Develops curriculum and teach courses related to legal professionalism and writing. Researches and stays current on the expectations in the legal market. Supervises Peer Career Advisors and other teaching assistants in execution of the professionalism program. Creates clear metrics and data to assess progress of each student and success of the professionalism program. Performs other duties as assigned. Working Conditions Employee will work in an office. Travel may be necessary. Preferred Qualifications J uris Doctor degree   and five years of experience. Supervisory experience. Teaching or training experience. Bar license (any state). Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills. Organizational skills. Ability to implement systems. Required Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree and five yearsâ™ experience in recruiting from the employer perspective or related experience. A graduate degree may be required depending upon school and/or student's degree. Grade G12 Salary Range $53,900.00 - $92,200.00 / Annually The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits. EEO/AA Statement Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. Diversity Statement Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply. Applicant Instructions When you are ready to apply, creating an account only takes a minute. Your account creates a candidate home page which we will use to communicate with you and allows you to apply for jobs and view your application statuses. The first page of the application offers two âQuick Applyâ? options. 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