Director for Law Firms and Diversity Hiring Initiatives
University of Colorado Law School
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Juris Doctor
Salary: $65,000 - $80,000
The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $80,000 annually. Relocation is available within Colorado Law guidelines.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass.
More benefits information available at: https://www.colorado.edu/jobs/benefits
Internal Number: 39165
The University of Colorado Law School encourages applications for a Director for Law Firms and Diversity Hiring Initiatives to connect students and alumni with employers to find the right employment match. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the Career Development Office, the Director provides comprehensive career counseling with a focus on those interested in law firm opportunities.
Provide strategic one-on-one and group career advising and assistance to students/alumni including collaboratively creating action plans.
Collaborate with students to develop job search strategies, conduct mock interviews, and review and critique resumes and cover letters. Highlight competencies including professional skills in communication, project management, creative problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
Help students develop a professional portfolio through exposure to different practice areas, work environments, and developing first-hand experience.
Support professional development, providing guidance on building connections and networking through individual counseling sessions, and creating programs for 1Ls.
Manage all aspects of the Fall and Spring On-Campus Interview (OCI) programs, including employer recruitment and registration, employer fee collection, online scheduling, and problem-solving.
Develop, schedule and facilitate career-development-related programs, workshops and networking receptions, staying abreast of developments in the current legal employment market and the legal profession.
Assist students in identifying and contacting small/mid-sized law firms for internship and post-grad job opportunities outside of Fall and Spring OCI programs.
Assist with application materials and preparation for interviews and provide support and counseling throughout the law firm interview and selection process.
Serve as the Office’s primary contact and representative to the Pledge to Diversity Program, including attending all relevant Pledge information sessions, meetings, events, and interviews throughout the fall, spring and summer.
Support eligible first-year law students with applying to and interviewing with Pledge employers.
Provide counseling during all steps of the selection process and through their summer placements. Coordinate 2L/3L student Pledge liaisons.
Facilitate and manage diversity career fairs.
Conduct ongoing employer outreach and establish strong professional relationships with employers. Promote students to employers and provide students with contacts for formal and informational interviews.
Solicit job opportunities for postings on CDOnline from employers, matching students and employers.
Data Collection and Support
Contact recent graduates to compile and report graduate employment statistics. Assist with maintaining the online database of employment opportunities.
Work with the Assistant Dean and staff to complete career-related surveys for the American Bar Association, U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and NALP.
This position supports a hybrid work modality with an anticipated 3 days in the office and 2 remote days per week.
All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
A Juris Doctor degree.
Two years combined experience in legal practice or career counseling.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies
Excellent communication skills and organizational skills.
Ability to empower and prepare students for their job search, including encouraging purposeful career planning, and promoting students to potential employers.
Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by law school students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Ability to work independently and with numerous diverse constituencies.
Creative, supportive, and thoughtful in problem-solving while considering diverse perspectives.
History of, and passion for, working collaboratively with others to help all students find jobs. Excellent interpersonal, career counseling, and programming skills.
Attention to detail, follow-through, and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment.
Demonstrated maturity, energy, initiative, professionalism, positive demeanor, and an understanding of the critical importance of confidentiality.
Ability to take a creative approach to identifying employment options that are available for students and alumni, and facilitate individual introductions of students to potential employers.
Ability to network to assist students in finding employment.
Experience counseling and marketing law students and/or lawyers.
Experience creating effective job search strategies for law students in the current job market.
Experience with web-based legal career research systems, social media, and ways of using technology to be efficient and effective.
With roots in Colorado and a global outlook, Colorado Law is a supportive and diverse educational and scholarly community in a place that inspires vigorous pursuit of ideas, critical analysis, contemplation, and civic engagement to advance knowledge about the law in an open, just society.
The mission of Colorado law is to be an outstanding public law school that: provides students with a state-of-the-art legal education and prepares them to serve wisely and with professionalism; advances the development of knowledge through scholarship, testing of new ideas, and challenges to the status quo; and serves as a vehicle and catalyst for meaningful public service, all of which deliver high value to our students and have positive impacts—both locally and globally—on the legal profession and society.
Colorado Law's curriculum provides students one of the best comprehensive legal educations in the nation, employing a solid foundation in the fundamentals of law, robust theoretical inquiry, doctrinal and policy analysis, real world experience, legal reasoning tools, and professional skills. Our faculty members are passionate about teaching and are committed to providing a well-rounded learning experience that prepares students to serve wisely and with professionalism.