Create, implement and manage employer relations strategic plan, outreach, and communications for the Career Center that improves the quality and increases the number of local and national employers who hire JD students.
Develop employer relationships for both (1) on-campus interview programs and (2) national off-campus interview programs in key cities around the country, including developing Midwest-California-Georgia Law School Consortium relationships, resources, and conducting employer outreach.
Identify local, regional and national employer communities to target and provide systematic and consistent outreach to encourage job postings and networking with the Law School.
Serve as connection point with employers on diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices. Collaborate with Sr. Recruiting and Diversity Coordinator to enhance career and professional engagement opportunities for JD students related to diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Conduct strategic national travel to develop relationships with employers encouraging hiring of University of Minnesota Law School students and alumni.
Provide active and continual outreach to small and medium-size employers in the Twin Cities metro, Greater Minnesota, and surrounding regions, to encourage job postings and follow-up with employers who have posted in the past.
Develop and manage the Minnesota Law Corporate Fellowship Program. Collaborate with corporate partners to craft fellowships based on unique specifications of corporate partner.
Serve as liaison with and collaborate with local and national bar and professional associations to bring legal market resources to law students.
Collaborate with Career Center Director and Career Center team to create resources, materials and statistics from student and graduate employment data.
Participate in developing and implementing events, including employer receptions, career fairs, career exploration conferences and networking events for students to connect with employers.
Create and maintain compensation/salary database.
External Relations - 10%
Partner with key Law School stakeholders, including Admissions Office, Office of Advancement, Corporate Institute, Law in Practice, and Clinics, to develop strong and meaningful contacts and relationships locally and nationally, and to educate on the pipeline of student to alumni related to employment goals and outcomes.
Partner with Communications Office to provide accurate information on employment statistics, create effective marketing tools, and disseminate information to employers and the legal community regarding employment statistics and other data.
Team with Career Center Director to develop a communication plan to identify and encourage faculty members to provide networking contacts to increase employment opportunities for students.
Team with Advancement Office and others to develop ongoing relationships with alumni to encourage them to post job opportunities.
Actively participate in local and national professional associations on behalf of the Law School to champion the mission and success of the Law School to the legal community at large.
Collaborate with Career Center team on diversity and inclusion initiatives locally and nationally with goal of career success for our diverse law students.
Counseling & Programming: 15%
Serve as Alumni Career Counselor on behalf of the Career Center. Coach alumni on developing strategies and tools for job search.
Train Career Counselors and Career Center staff on marketplace developments, employment trends and resources, and employment statistics locally and nationally.
Supervisory and Budgeting: 15%
Supervise and professionally develop Sr. Recruiting and Diversity Coordinator (FTE)
Manage Career Center budget and finance chart string related to employer relations, external outreach and travel.
BA/BS with at least 6 years experience or a Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or a related field, with two years of counseling or advising experience. Knowledge of the legal market place as demonstrated by experience in legal recruitment and hiring.
For applicants with Master’s degree, requires previous experience working with graduate or professional students and demonstrated interest in learning about the law profession.
For applicants with J.D., demonstrated interest and experience in working with students in an academic setting.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Previous program planning and presentation experience
Ability to work independently, creatively and collaboratively
Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
The ability to interact professionally and effectively with law students, members of the law profession, and colleagues
Demonstrated computer competence including word processing, preparing spreadsheets, and database management
Knowledge of the legal market and legal recruiting and hiring practices
Completed J.D. with two years of legal experience
Demonstrated interest in working with law students and alumni
Experience with legal recruiting or working in law school career services
Demonstrated affinity for traditional and non-traditional career paths and career issues of law students and law graduates
Experience working with a diverse student body and with issues of diversity in the legal profession
Project management experience
Internal Number: 331100
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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