Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean for Career Planning, the Assistant Director, Employer Outreach, is responsible for the cultivation and preservation of employer relationships with employers not part of our On-Campus Interview Program and with a focus on small & midsize law firms, corporations, compliance groups and legal technology companies. This position would be part-time, working roughly 16 to 19 hours a week.
Employer Development: Identify, target and cultivate small & midsize firm, corporate/financial institutions and non-traditional legal (J.D. Preferred) employers to recruit Fordham JD students and alumni. Maintain relationships with employers through coordinated marketing efforts. Analyze employment market trends and employer hiring histories of Fordham students and graduates among these employer types. Maintain spreadsheets reflecting the contact information of any employer contacted as well as noting any of these employers who ultimately post and/or hire as a result of a posting in the job bank.
Alumni Engagement: Working with the Assistant Dean as well as the Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting, identify opportunities to engage alumni in providing employment opportunities as well as engage with the Small to Midsize Law Firm Leaders Dean’s Advisory Council to develop relationships and hiring leads. This may include liaising with the Alumni Relations Office and the Fordham Law Alumni Association, including relevant Alumni Affinity Groups and Regional Alumni Chapters.
Employer Visits: Create a comprehensive employer outreach and visit plan to identified employer targets with benchmarks to assess project effectiveness.
Other Functions: Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Career Planning
Travel: Initially, the job would be performed remotely, and then once it is healthy and safe to do so, travel within the NY Metro Area expected.
Education, Experience and Other Qualifications
JD with 2+ years of experience in practice, preferably some experience in a smaller firm setting.
One or more years of legal recruiting experience, preferably in the NY Metro Area
Demonstrated understanding of marketing and sales with a creative vision for developing employment opportunities for law students and alumni.
Demonstrated ability to make connections and build alliances along with the ability to network actively with alumni and potential employers.
Excellent presentation and verbal skills
Exemplary project management and organizational skills necessary to handle multiple projects to juggle priorities in a fast paced office and to develop a comprehensive and strategic initiative
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Jayne Schreiber at [email protected]
Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer—Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
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