Assistant Director, Career Services

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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: Legal, Career Center

Position Summary:       

The Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the Office of Career Services, which serves approximately 1100students and all Cardozo alumni.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of office;
  • Assist with strategic planning for programs and workshops;
  • Draft guides and other recruitment related materials for students;
  • Oversee registration processes for various recruitment programs;
  • Counsel JD and LLM students and alumni on job search strategies and career development;
  • Conduct workshops and individual counseling sessions resume writing, interviewing and networking; organizes and presents panel discussions and other programs on career-related topics;
  • Coordinate administration of various programs with other departments;
  • Conduct outreach to potential employers;
  • Work with Admissions in planning information sessions for admitted students and coordinating transition for transfer-in students;
  • Contribute articles to the office’s monthly newsletter.
  • Reports directly to the Associate Dean for Career Services.
  • Interacts regularly with Admissions Office, Special Events, professional organizations, employers and alumni.
  • Some supervisory responsibility for staff.

Experience & Educational Background:

  • J.D. required; some legal practice strongly preferred.
  • Some counseling or recruitment related experience strongly preferred.
  • Management experience preferred.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Fosters encourages and facilitates open communication and an atmosphere of open expression and communication;
  • Gains cooperation by explicitly addressing others interests and concerns;
  • Continually searches for ways to increase satisfaction of faculty, students, staff and other constituents;
  • Actions are consistent with University strategic and operational objectives and standards;
  • Supports fair treatment and equal opportunity for all and enforces that policy within his/her sphere of influence;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills a must;
  • Familiarity with Banner, Symplicity or similar systems preferred.

Salary Range:

$85,000 - $90,000 

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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