The Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington invites applications for the position of assistant dean for career services. Reporting directly to the Dean and an integral member of the school's senior administration, the Assistant Dean of Career Services is responsible for leading a team of directors to find jobs for law school students that meet their geographic and career interests. The Assistant Dean's primary responsibilities are to: (1) implement, design, and execute a strategy to support students' professional development goals, including the development of job resources; (2) help students prepare for and make connections with those resources; and (3) improve the number of students employed in full-time, long-term positions at graduation and soon after graduation in JD-required and JD-advantage jobs.
The Career Services Office provides career placement, planning, and advising services to approximately 600 JD students and 100 graduate students. The Assistant Dean will have responsibility for developing a vision and strategic plan for the office.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Dean oversees all aspects of JD and graduate students' career placement, including student and alumni counseling and advising, program planning and development, on- and off-campus recruitment programs, employer outreach, and office and budget management. Specific essential functions include:
- Cultivating and developing relationships with law firms, public interest organizations, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations and firms for the purpose of building on-campus and off-campus recruiting programs, and increasing the number of employers actively recruiting and hiring the school's graduates.
- Working closely with faculty, staff, and administration to coordinate career placement efforts, including close coordination with alumni relations, student affairs, the externship and clerkship programs, and other schools on campus where students are pursuing joint degrees.
- Working closely with alumni to strengthen the way alumni assist in career placement efforts, including as mentors, mock interviewers, counselors, and recommenders. Initiating and maintaining contact with alumni, including the leadership of the law school's Alumni Board, Young Alumni Steering Committee, and affinity boards (e.g., BLSA, Latino, and LGBT Advisory Boards), and to increase their participation in the law school's career services activities. Working with the Alumni Relations Office to develop career-related programming and activities for alumni.
- Developing a structured, strategic, professional development program that ensures that the office is assisting each student with meeting their career goals. This includes overseeing and coaching placement directors and setting specific placement goals for placement directors in finding employment for their portfolio of JD and graduate students.
- Establishing and implementing short-term and long-range plans and annual goals for the career planning and placement functions of the law school.
- Overseeing the timely and accurate collection of employment data and the tracking of employment information about graduates. Maintaining graduate employment records and completing forms and reports for the National Association of Law Placement, Inc., the American Bar Association, U.S. News, and other entities as required.
- Overseeing and managing the daily function of the Career Services Office, including managing staff, staff schedules, and chairing regular staff meetings. Setting goals, evaluating staff on meeting those goals, and preparing yearly reviews. Managing the yearly Career Services budget.
The position supervises three to four career placement officers, each with a portfolio of students; one secretary; one assistant director technician.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Five to seven years' experience in graduate or professional school career placement, executive recruitment, or law firm talent management or recruitment. Bachelor's degree required; JD degree strongly preferred. Demonstrated success in motivating and managing employees and developing efficient management systems and processes.
ABOUT THE IU MAURER SCHOOL OF LAW: Founded in 1842, the Indiana University Maurer School of Law is the university's flagship law school, located on the main campus in Bloomington, a classic college town 45 miles from Indianapolis. The law school is ranked 34th in the nation (15th among public law schools), with top-ranked programs in tax (#16), intellectual property (#20), and international studies (#23), and a #8-ranked JD/MBA program. The school's network of more than 11,000 alumni includes the Chief Justice of Indiana, five assistant US attorneys, and influential practitioners and business leaders all over the world. The school's faculty is renowned for its scholarship, teaching, and clinical expertise, and the student body is diverse, with 60% coming from out of state.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to Professor Jayanth Krishnan, Co-Chair, Search Committee, at jobs.iu.edu (job number 15544). Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:
Kenneth L. Turchi, Assistant Dean
IU Maurer School of Law, Baier Hall
211 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Early applications are encouraged, but may be submitted until December 18, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. The Maurer School of Law actively encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.