Job Posting: Assistant Director


The Assistant Director works closely with the Law School Office of Career Management (OCM) staff (consisting of a team of four full-time employees, one part-time employee, and several student employees) and reports to the Assistant Dean of OCM . The Assistant Director will guide students and alumni in job search strategies; develop and market career exploration programming and create and revise resources; collaborate with student organizations and coordinate a mentor program for students; and conduct employer outreach.


1. Counsel, coach, and strategize with students and graduates in their job search:

2. Create and implement career exploration programs:

3. Collaborate with student organizations interested in career-related activities:

4. Market OCM to students, alumni, other departments, and potential employers:

5. Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
1. JD, MBA, or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
 2. Three to five years of experience in career counseling, advising, student services or equivalent experience preferred.  
 3. Knowledge of legal employment issues, especially the Silicon Valley legal market-strongly preferred.
 4. Available some nights and some weekends.
 5. Sensitivity to the needs of diverse and multicultural constituencies.
 6. Demonstrated experience working in a team-based, collaborative environment.
 7. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
 8. Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Santa Clara University and the School of Law.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


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