Associate Dean of Career Services

Website Golden Gate University School of Law Office of Career Services


Oversee the staff and operations of the University Career Center, which serves Golden Gate University, including the School of Law, Ageno School of Business, Braden School of Tax, School of Accounting and the School of Undergraduate Studies. Ensure that students and alumni in all schools receive high quality career guidance and access to professional opportunities. Collaborate with other staff and faculty on programs and ideas on how best to support our students.  Develop strategy to connect with community partners and employers.



  • Provide strong leadership and management to the University Career Center by establishing trust, joint accountability, and a work environment where a team can thrive and successfully serve students.
  • Review and configure duties and work flows for the newly integrated University Career Center.
  • Initiate plans and execute multiple career related events involving students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers and student government including annual career fairs and other on-campus recruiting programs including information sessions, industry nights, and additional employer events.
  • Provide career counseling and coaching (including self-assessment) to students and alumni on an appointment and drop-in basis. Administer and interpret assessment instruments including MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, CareerLeader, Skill Scan, and values inventories.
  • Develop, promote and deliver seminars, in person and online, to students and alumni on strategic career management, professional networking, self-marketing, career advancement, resume-writing, interviewing, job search, and other career planning and professional development topics.
  • Working collaboratively across the University to establish a comprehensive plan to connect with the legal, technology, and business communities in San Francisco.
  • Attend external events to promote the University and establish deep ties to the legal, technology, and business communities.
    Serve on local panels relating to career development and the steps needed for students to succeed.
  • Advise employers on ideal methods to recruit GGU students and educate them on the value of participating in the GGU externship and internship programs, hiring GGU interns, as well as the benefits of participating in OCI and career fairs.
  • Track student participation in office services. Gather and report program statistics, satisfaction, and needs.  Identify and report on general and school-specific trends and summarize information into annual report.
  • Collect and analyze employment statistics for the ABA, NALP, and NACE.
    Continually evaluate coaching methods, programming, and overall strategy to determine changes and improvements.
  • Collaborate with faculty and administrators to develop methods to more effectively engage and support students.


  • Knowledge of the relevant employment markets and hiring practices in addition to job search techniques and best practices of career development.
  • Ability to develop a vision and build a strategy around how students develop successful careers.
  • Skills in motivating and properly encouraging students to reach their full potential.
  • Customer service mindset with strong empathetic abilities especially as it relates to the difficulties around students navigating a complex job market.
  • Proven leadership experience in motivating and organizing a staff.
  • Superior coaching skills and demonstrated experience advising students on career development.
  • Strong skills and experience cultivating employer relationships and methods around building a successful external relations program.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Minimum five years related experience. Prior experience with diverse populations in an academic environment preferred. Experience with law student and JD employment as well as online and adult student learners strongly preferred, JD degree and bar license preferred. Experience hiring and managing staff and managing a department budget preferred.

Apply through Applicants must apply online via the GGU job board and upload: (1) a cover letter highlighting your qualifications, (2) a resume, and (3) a list of references.

Golden Gate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that reinforces these practices.  The university welcomes and encourages applications from women, military veterans, minorities, people of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI community.