Application Review Begins December 26, 2018; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three professional references.
This position has an expected start date of late January or February, 2019.
Department Summary As the state’s only public law school, the University of Oregon School of Law is charged with providing an exemplary, accredited legal education in a cost-effective manner. The School provides a broad-based legal education to approximately 500 students, supported by 35+ faculty and 25+ other administrative personnel. The School is an integral part of higher education in Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield community.
Position Summary The Assistant/Associate Director is one of three full-time professionals in the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development (Career Center) who report to the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development. The Assistant/Associate Director’s work is shaped by key areas of substantive expertise such as: state trial court clerkships, private law firms, alternative JD career paths, and public interest and public service. In addition to substantial career counseling responsibilities, including job search strategy, document review, and interview preparation, the Assistant/Associate Director represents the Career Center and the University of Oregon School of Law to external audiences while engaging in marketing and outreach. The Assistant/Associate Director also collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development on the content and execution of the 1L Career Exploration and Professional Planning course. Duties also include planning and facilitating Career Center programming, including workshops and panel presentations, and managing budgets related to these activities.
Minimum Requirements • JD from an ABA-accredited law school, or MBA or equivalent graduate degree. • Three years of relevant professional experience.
Professional Competencies • Strong written and oral communication skills. • Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty, alumni, members of the bar, and legal employers. • Understanding of job search technology and trends in legal markets. • Ability to travel independently as needed.
Preferred Qualifications • Professional experience in career services or legal recruiting. • Law practice experience with at least two different types of employers. • Knowledge of one or more of the following legal markets: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Nevada, Washington DC. • Current membership in Oregon and/or other state bar associations.
Internal Number: 523252
About University of Oregon, School of Law
The University of Oregon is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and
is a major research university committed to combining high level research with strong
undergraduate and graduate teaching. Founded in 1876, UO enrolls almost 24,000 students from
all 50 states and more than 95 countries; and offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree
programs. There are also 30 research centers, institutes, and core research facilities. Since July
2014, the University has been governed by an independent Board of Trustees of the University of
Oregon. One of two AAU institutions in the Pacific Northwest, the University is widely known
for a mix of highly ranked departments and innovative interdisciplinary programs; a strong
commitment to research and education; and a collaborative, non-hierarchical institutional culture. The School of Law is Oregon’s only public law school, made up of three graduate degree programs and an undergraduate legal studies program.
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