Essential Functions: The Wayne State University Law School seeks an Academic Advisor I/II to join its dedicated team of professionals. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive career services to Wayne Law students and alumni, with a particular emphasis on post-graduate judicial clerkships and other career opportunities in the public sector. The Academic Advisor I/II will develop and implement strategies for employer outreach, and assist in collecting statistical data on student and graduate employment outcomes. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development.Essential Functions:Counsel and advise students through every phase of the career exploration and job search process, with a particular emphasis on post-graduate judicial clerkships and public service employment opportunities.Review and provide feedback on student and alumni employment application materials, including cover letters and resumes.Conduct mock interviews with students and alumni and provide feedback and suggestions for enhancing interview performance.Handle student walk-ins, telephone inquiries and email requests from students, alumni and employers.Maintain contact with Wayne Law student organizations to enhance students' knowledge of career planning, job search strategies and employment opportunities.Develop and deliver educational programming for students on job search strategies and resources.Draft informational guides on a variety of career-related topics for use by students and alumni, especially those related to post-graduate judicial clerkships and public service opportunities.Develop and coordinate job opportunities for students and alumni.Plan and execute annual Public Service Career Fair for Wayne Law students.Develop and maintain effective relationships with legal employers, the judicial community and relevant bar associations.Develop and implement strategies that encourage employers to hire students and alumni.Assist with the administration of fall and spring on-campus interview programs as requested.Remain abreast of local and national employment trends and avenues for enhancing job search success, particularly as they relate to post-graduate judicial clerkships and public service legal employment.Assist in collecting and maintaining statistical data on student and graduate employment outcomes.Represent the Office of Career and Professional Development at internal and external programs and events, including open house events sponsored by Wayne Law's Office of Admission.Speak at law school events, including career orientation for first-year students.Work cooperatively with law school faculty and staff to enhance career opportunities for students and alumni.Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree - Academic Advisor I.Master's degree - Academic Advisor II.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to manage priorities effectively and meet deadlines.Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Proactive communication style and interpersonal communication skills; ability to build relationships at all levels within the law school, with alumni, the judiciary and other employers.Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationship with students.Highly motivated, creative and innovative.Ability to act independently within broad procedural guidelines, take initiative and exercise sound judgment.Strong attention to detail.Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
Internal Number: 76_207412
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.