Seattle University School of Law is
seeking an Associate Director for our Center for Professional Development to join our mission-driven, student-centered community.
The Associate Director will help law students
and law school alumni identify their career interests and goals, as well as
connect them with professional opportunities and assist them in developing
skills and strategies for their job searches and professional development. The Associate Director reports to the Assistant Dean of the Center for Professional Development (CPD).
Seattle University School of Law
educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding
professional skills and their dedication to law in the service of justice. Faculty, students, and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative
community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The Law
School’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit
Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection,
and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity, and technological
sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares
lawyers for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business,
and public service.
The Associate Director focuses on public
interest and government opportunities, including helping students succeed in key
programs such as the Presidential Management Fellowship Program, Federal and
State Attorney General Honors Programs, and the Northwest Public Service Career
Fair. This role serves as the
primary coordinator of the Northwest Public Service Career Fair, the largest
legal job fair in the Pacific Northwest, and will assist with other on-campus
public interest events, such as the Evening with Equal Justice, as a planner and/or program participant.
The Associate Director is responsible for Seattle University’s
role in 1L Diversity Hiring Programs. This includes, representing Seattle University School of Law on
related boards and committees, assisting in the logistics for the annual 1L
Diversity Meet-and-Greet, and participating in community events related to diversity
in the legal profession.
The Associate Director counsels law students and alumni
on career options, preparation of application materials, job search skills, and
professional development/networking opportunities. CPD team members utilize their skill in legal writing to review, edit, and
identify areas for improvement on job application materials, which requires the ability to manage a high volume of professional correspondence and edit
hundreds of resumes, cover letters, thank-you letters, and other materials. The Associate Director meets
one-on-one with students and alumni to develop personalized career
strategies. During the academic year, each CPD team member will meet with up to 8 to 10 students/graduates per day.
The Associate Director will work
closely with the Assistant Dean and CPD team to collect,
analyze, and submit employment statistics for students and graduates for
institutional, accreditation, and annual reporting requirements.
The Associate Director assists with the development of CPD’s electronic communications with students and graduates; in particular,
creating content for CPD’s bi-weekly 1L newsletter, targeted emails and the content updates on the CPD website.
The Associate Director will collaborate
with the Access to Justice Institute, SBA student organizations, School of Law departments, alumni, and community lawyers to develop and promote
relevant and engaging workshops and panel presentations.
The Associate Director regularly represents the Center for Professional Development at community events
with law firms, legal aid providers, government agencies, the judiciary and
bar associations. Developing effective working relationships
with these groups is integral to keeping opportunity pipelines open.
Other duties as requested.