Recruitment Number: 4383 Reports To: Working Title: Assistant Director of Career Development Cost Center: IR9016 Bargaining Unit: FLSA: E Job Code: 007242 Job Location: UCI Campus Percent of Time: 100% Work Schedule: 8am-5pm Appointment: Career
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Career Development, the Assistant Director of Career Development is responsible for developing and coordinating job opportunities for students, with a particular emphasis on post-graduate judicial clerkships. Develops and delivers educational programming for students on general job search strategies, job search resources, and application materials, as well as programming on post-graduate judicial clerkships. Builds relationships with judicial community, law faculty, and relevant bar associations. Develops and publicizes job opportunities for students and alumni with a particular emphasis on judicial clerkships. Teaches, advises, and counsels law students in their career development and all phases of the job search process. Develops career planning and placement brochures and handouts. Reviews and provides feedback on student and alumni application materials, including resumes and cover letters. Contributes to overall office goals, maintains up-to-date records on student employment, and maintains steady communication with the Assistant Dean. Extends all facets of career services to assist recent alumni.
This position requires some travel as well as evening and weekend work.
Juris Doctor degree required. Prior experience as a post-graduate federal or state court clerk. Familiarity with federal and state clerkship programs, OSCAR, and the clerkship hiring cycle. Familiarity with state and government legal employment. Familiarity with, and interest in, trends in judicial clerkships, legal education, and legal hiring. Ability to act independently within broad procedural guidelines, exercise sound judgment and take initiative. Knowledgeable about hiring standards and practices throughout the legal community including judicial chambers, private firms, public agencies, and the non-profit sector. Can research, analyze and implement solutions to unanticipated problems and situations. Has proven experience working successfully in a collaborative environment with a team of peers. Excellent organizational skills and the flexibility of temperament to adapt to changing priorities. Understands and can communicate the traditional and non-traditional uses of the J.D. degree. Ability to assist students and alumni in developing appropriate job search skills and strategies. Skill in counseling students individually and in group situations. Skill in operating a personal computer and familiarity with the Internet. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport and gain trust. Ability to motivate and stimulate people to effective action. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Skill in interacting with individuals and groups representing various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Excellent oral and written skills to prepare and present professional workshops, panels, and presentations, and to develop handbooks, articles, and newsletters. Ability to work efficiently during peak seasons of activity, frequent interruptions and distractions, and emotional tensions of law students and interviewers.
Minimum of three years, preference for five years, of experience, post J.D. Involvement in bar association(s) or other relevant legal professional groups.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Bend: Occasionally Squat: Occasionally Crawl: Not Applicable Climb: Occasionally Kneel: Occasionally Handle Objects: Occasionally Push/Pull: Occasionally Reach above Shoulder Level: Occasionally Sit: Frequently Stand: Frequently Walk: Frequently Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable Read/Comprehend: Constantly Write: Constantly Perform Calculations: Constantly Communicate Orally: Constantly Reason and Analyze: Constantly Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable Construction Activities: Not Applicable Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable Drive Motorized Equipment: Occasionally Confined Spaces: Not Applicable Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable Temperature Variations: Not Applicable Gas System: Not Applicable
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine 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 .
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