Career Advisor

  • The University of Iowa College of Law
  • Jul 31, 2020
Full time Legal Other

Job Description

Our Career Services department provides essential services contributing to successful employment outcomes for our law students and alumni. We seek a Career Advisor to join our Career Services team. This position is necessary to provide comprehensive services to traditional, nontraditional, and international law students as well as ongoing support to alumni. In cooperation with other staff, the Career Advisor will develop job opportunities for students and alumni through partnerships with business, law firms, government agencies, and non-profit sectors.

Job Duties:

  • Career counseling, résumé and cover letter development and review, application process coaching, and coordinating and/or conducting mock interviews;
  • Counsel and advise students and graduates on all aspects of preparation for and pursuit of professional opportunities and roles including law firm practice, clerkships, business opportunities, government employment, and non-legal positions;
  • Plan, develop, organize, and present programs, workshops, and panels on topics including career exploration, the application process, private and public sector issues, and judicial clerkships in order to educate and encourage students in the pursuit of professional roles;
  • Provide career development to alumni seeking growth and new opportunities throughout their careers
  • Enhance and Support Student Educational Experiences and Increase Retention, Foster a Sense of Community and Engagement for Students
  • Establish and Maintain Relationships with Partners to Provide Career Services
  • Administrative (HR, Budget), Supervision and Training
  • Serve a diverse student body, including international students, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through one-on-one interactions and broader programming

Required Qualifications:

  • Post Baccalaureate Degree, JD (or equivalent) preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of career development counseling and demonstrated ability to coach others in the decision-making process.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively developing and presenting materials to a diverse audience with successful outcomes.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve shared outcomes.
  • Ability to travel; possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to meet and maintain the UI Fleet Safety Standards.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Post-graduation judicial clerkship experience.
  • Private practice experience in a mid-size to large law firm.
  • Knowledge of recruiting sources such as Symplicity and Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR).

Application Materials:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.