The Director of the Office of Career Services is a highly-visible position within the Dedman School of Law's Office of Career Services. The Director is responsible for developing job opportunities for students and recent graduates, marketing SMU Law students and graduates to legal employers, providing career counseling to students and recent graduates, designing and implementing educational opportunities related to career options and the legal field for law students and recent graduates, tracking and reporting employment statistics, representing the Office of Career Services to external groups including industry organizations, and assisting with the daily management of office functions, among other duties.
A Juris Doctor degree and five (5) years of legal experience is required for this role. The candidate must be a licensed member of the State Bar of Texas and in good standing.
Post-graduate federal clerkship is preferred. Previous experience participating in the hiring process or on the recruiting committee for a legal employer is desired. Previous experience supervising or mentoring others in a legal environment is also a plus.
The ideal candidate will have strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with a strong customer service orientation. Problem solving, time management and project management skills are all key for this role. Organizational and planning skills are a must as is attention to detail.
The ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with employers is essential. The candidate should be a self starter with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and have strong contacts in the DFW legal community and Texas legal markets. Knowledge of legal hiring processes and familiarity with legal, business, and marketplace influences impacting law practice hiring is required.
Candidate should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products and in social media.
This position is open until filled.
Priority consideration given to those who apply by May 10, 2021.
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