Assistant Director, 1L Team - Office of Career Strategy - Georgetown University Law Center

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Aug 16, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

At Georgetown Law’s Office of Career Strategy (OCS), we aim to promote long-term success and thoughtful, deliberate career paths to more than 1800 law students and thousands of alumni. OCS Advisors work with students to create their unique career plan, tailored to their specific needs and interests. Along the way, we provide many workshops, resources, and recruitment programs. We are committed to innovating and improving upon our own strategies for success to ensure that Georgetown Law graduates continue to be the most prepared and best equipped in the nation.

Job Overview 

The Assistant Director, 1L Team, within the Office of Career Strategy (“OCS”) is responsible for ensuring high quality advising for one of the six 1L student sections (~100 students), including providing one-on-one and group career advising, designing resources, and coordinating programming for students. They counsel students individually and in groups on job search skills (e.g., resume and cover letter creation), differentiating between and applying to different types of legal employers, interviewing techniques, and developing a plan to achieve short-term and long-term career goals.

They focus on supporting students during their first year of law school, their 1L summer, and (if they choose to participate) throughout the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process. They also have a specific area of focus to complement their advising responsibilities, which may include coordinating OCS communications and marketing, organizing business and corporate law initiatives, transfer student initiatives, international JD student initiatives, and/or creating resources for regional markets and strategizing with the OCS Recruiting Team for outreach to employer in those markets.

The Assistant Director creates resources and programming related to their area of focus and has other duties that include but are not limited to:

Programming

  • Create and conduct programs, in collaboration with other1L team members, to inform students on different aspects of their job search - e.g., how to draft a legal resume, interview skills
  • Assist with networking programs that provide opportunities for students to meet employers

Data Collection

  • Help collect and maintain data on employment of students
  • Help collect information on the hiring needs of employers and their requirements

Work Interactions 

One of the primary goals of OCS is to ensure that every student receives individualized career planning and job search advice throughout their time at Georgetown. As a member of the 1L Team of advisors, the Assistant Director works with other 1L advisors to create strategies, programming, and resources for students navigating their first year of law school and coordinates with the 2L teammate the conclusion of OCI.

Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director works very closely with their OCS colleagues, and has contact with other administrative staff and faculty in the Law Center, employers, alumni, and student groups. They may interact with employers and colleagues from other law schools through the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and Washington Area Legal Recruiting Administrators Association (WALRAA), and represent OCS when appropriate.