Assistant Director, Career Services and Clerkships

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Career Center

Position Summary:      

The Assistant Director engages in extensive one-on-one career counseling for students and alumni and assists in developing programming to develop career building skills.  The Assistant Director will coordinate judicial internships and post-graduate clerkships in state and federal court. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide counseling, orientation and information to students from admission through graduation
  • Provide counseling and career related resources to Cardozo’s alumni as requested
  • The Assistant Director will coordinate judicial internships and post-graduate clerkships in state and federal court. 
  • As counselor to both students and alumni, help refine and implement best practices for resume and cover letters, interviewing techniques and strategies, finding and exploiting networking opportunities and job search methodology
  • Be the ambassador for the Office of Career Services among alumni and alumni groups
  • The Assistant Director will report to the Associate Dean of Career Services

Experience & Educational Background:

  • JD preferred, with at least 3 years of experience practicing as an attorney and/or career counselor
  • Knowledge of the legal market and job search strategies for lawyers required. Knowledge of New York market strongly preferred

Skills & Competencies:

  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must possess strong leadership skills and be able to navigate multiple viewpoints and constituencies with a positivity and professionalism
  • Must be able to provide advice and counsel to students as well as colleagues within Career Services and throughout the law school
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required

About Us:       

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice.  Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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