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Assistant Director (Career Consultant, UCP 6), Career Development Center

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Law School
Categories: Legal


The University of Connecticut School of Law is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director of the Center for Career Development (UCP 6). Under the general direction of the Director of the Center for Career Development, the Assistant Director will assist with counseling and advising students and alumni in career development and the techniques of obtaining employment, as well as creating, managing, and evaluating career development programs and activities.


  1. Counsels and advises students and alumni on career exploration, career development and employment opportunities.
  2. Develops, designs, prepares, and organizes career development and employment resources as well as informational and promotional materials, such as career development guides and booklets. Develops and writes informational materials for distribution to the UConn School of Law community.
  3. Collaborates with the Director or other staff in the promotion and implementation of career development programs, including serving as a team leader for various programs, preparing and recommending program budgets, overseeing management of the specific programs assigned, and establishing procedures necessary to implement such programs.
  4. Designs, administers, and conducts career-related workshops, including interviewing, resume development, and job search skills.
  5. Collaborates with other departments under the Student Affairs umbrella and works as a member of the team to identify students in distress and provide appropriate resources for those needing help.
  6. Develops and maintains relationships with academic departments, faculty, staff, student organizations and off-campus employers regarding career development programs, salary statistics, geographic growth areas, and job market trends.
  7. Assists in planning employer/student recruiting strategies and evaluating their effectiveness and makes recommendations for changes.
  8. Recruits students to participate in the Career Development programs through contact with academic departments, various informational meetings, and special programs and other outreach activities.
  9. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, career advising, or related field; 
  2. Two to four years of professional legal experience or law school clinical experience, higher education career services, or other relevant setting;
  3. Knowledge of the legal hiring community;
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and communication techniques;
  5. Strong public speaking, writing, and group facilitation skills;
  6. Ability to work effectively and develop relationships with a wide variety of constituencies including students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and legal practitioners;
  7. Knowledge of technologies related to career development.


  1. J.D. degree;
  2. Two to four years of professional experience or internship in career planning and placement, academic advising, higher education or business/industrial human resources, industrial/college relations or higher education career services;
  3. Admitted to, or eligible to be admitted to the Bar;
  4. Experience in a Law School Career Development office;
  5. Experience with electronic media and marketing initiatives.
  6. High level of ability and experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, specialized career service database software and online resources.


This is a full-time position located at the Law School in Hartford. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including tuition reimbursement at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.


Please apply online via https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494193 to upload  a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and a letter of interest that explains how your skills and experience match the qualifications required and the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 17, 2020. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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