Sr. Law Career Counselor
George Washington University - Street, MD

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Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus five years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:
Applicants with counseling experience and knowledge of LL.M. curriculums and requirements.

Excellent customer services skills to work with a diverse multi-cultural population of students, faculty and staff.

Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Proficiency with contemporary office hardware and software applications.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties

Function:
Assists LL.M. and, to a lesser extent, J.D. students in determining career goals and objectives through self-evaluation; assesses career interests and recommends avenues of exploration to meet goals. Advises and counsels LL.M. students, both U.S. and foreign-trained, on matters related to career and professional development, the legal job search process, and post-graduate requirements for foreign-trained students. Refers students and recent alumni to mentors, alumni, and other professional contacts.

Function:
Develops and conducts skills development workshops on all components of the job search process, i.e., resume and cover letter writing, developing professional contacts, special applications and interviewing skills. Develops written informational materials on basic career guidance issues such as resume and cover letter writing, networking and interviewing. Organizes and implements seminar programs and panel discussions on a variety of legal and alternative career topics, both independently and in conjunction with alumni and student groups.

Function:
Coordinates and participates in marketing and promotion of Career Center and LL.M. programs and services to students, alumni, and employers, including through social media. Drafts articles and materials for alumni association admissions publications, professional association newsletters, and law school briefings.

Function:
Maintains positive relationships with employers, alumni, students, staff and faculty and serves as a consultant to faculty on the career and professional development of students and alumni. Maintains the Career Center’s blog, Facebook, and Twitter Accounts, which are the main platforms for communicating information to all students.

Function:
As required, represents the Career Center at national, regional and local meetings of appropriate professional organizations and associations, and periodically interfaces with law career counselors at other law schools.

Function:
Tracks and maintains employment data for current students and/or recent alumni. Assists with the programming, coordination and delivery of LL.M. and J.D. programs, networking fairs, job fairs, and recruitment programs, which may include travel.

Function:
Performs other work related duties as assigned.

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