Career Services Coordinator
Michigan State University
United States

Field Career Services Coordinator

Job no: 659507

Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 13
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University College Of Law
Department: College Of Law Dean 10095517
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Administrative/Business/Professional, Advising/Counseling, Student Services/Student Affairs, Union

Position Summary

The Law College Assistant Director for Career Development provides comprehensive professional development, career planning, and career advising services, as well as oversees the design and implementation of career and professional development programming for students.

Advise and Coach

  • Advises students and graduates, including advising them about strategies for attaining their professional goals and informing them about resources and programming
  • Reviews and edits students and graduates resumes, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, and other application materials
  • Conducts mock interviews and works with students and graduates to develop and enhance their networking skills
  • Assesses student progress toward attaining post-graduate employment and proactively provides assistance to address potential obstacles
  • Conducts one-on-one outreach to students and graduates to improve engagement with the CSO

Program Development and Delivery

  • Creates, edits, and distributes informational materials for students and graduates to be used in written handouts and group presentations
  • Designs and develops career development activities to deliver to students and graduates
  • Collaborates with members of the legal community to develop and publicize events relevant to students and graduates professional development Helps develop and conduct professional-development programming for students and alumni
  • Effectively and consistently uses social media as a career- and professional-development tool

Employer Engagement and Data Capture

  • Assists with the collection of data, including about externships, internships, on-campus interviews, employment opportunities, and employment results
  • Collaborates with faculty, alumni, and colleagues to identify internship, externship, and other employment opportunities for students and recent graduates
  • Coordinates with other units of the College of Law to provide information relevant to specific student groups
  • Proactively maintains an expanding legal-industry network
  • Attend out of state career fairs and conferences to provide on-site student support
  • Outreach and engage with new and existing employers for job development and maintenance

Professional Development

  • Monitors current legal-industry trends and developments
  • Participates in professional organizations and attends professional conferences, workshops, seminars, and conventions to stay current with best practices and the legal industry
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Dean to develop office-wide goals and strategic initiatives that could be met through career development programming for students

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a Master's degree, and one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience related to the area of employment; or knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a Bachelor’s degree, and three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience developing career programs and activities; advising individuals and groups in a variety of settings; public speaking; writing and editing for mass distribution; working in a team environment; use of internet, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Network and build relationships.
  • Develop rapport with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers.
  • Work with a diverse community.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a team.
  • Handle multiple projects, balance priorities, and utilize time management skills.
  • Develop systems to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of services provided to students, alumni, faculty, and employers.
  • Strong technology, data-management, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous employment experience in the public sector or with a local, state, or federal government agency.
  • Knowledge of legal-industry career options, recruiting practices, job market, employment trends, and professional development practices.
  • Involvement in professional legal organizations.
  • The desire to assist individuals with professional development.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

Work Hours


Bidding eligibility ends on 7/14/2020 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Jul 8, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Aug 4, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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