Harvard University Assistant Director for JD Advising in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University

Harvard Law School


Job Function
Faculty & Student Services

Time Status

HLS^Career Svc

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities
The Assistant Director reports to the Assistant Dean for Career Services. This position interacts extensively with highly talented students and alumni, works collaboratively with a dynamic and creative Career Services staff and is involved in the day-to-day operations of a vital and fast-paced service oriented office. Responsibilities include the following:

• Provides career counseling to JD students and alumni;
• Plans, develops and implements a comprehensive series of career programs and workshops;
• Writes materials for office communications including office publications, the website, and blog; and
• Serves as a liaison to student groups and assists with supervision of student peer advisors and interns.

Basic Qualifications
The candidate must have a J.D., along with three or more years of relevant professional work experience working as an attorney, counselor or administrator in a legal, academic or business setting.

Additional Qualifications
Experience in a law school career services office, knowledge of self-assessment tools, alternative legal and non-legal career paths, and project and event planning experience is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral presentation and writing skills, the ability to plan and meet deadlines, the ability to work independently and effectively as a team, a strong work ethic, superb judgment, an excellent sense of humor, and an enthusiastic approach to his or her work.

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EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.