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Boston University ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, JD Advantage and Private Sector Careers, School of Law, Career Development in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Office of Career Development and Public Service at Boston University School of Law seeks an Assistant Director for JD Advantage and Private Sector Careers to join our team of talented career advisors. This position presents a rewarding opportunity to help new law school graduates begin their legal career.

The Assistant Director for JD Advantage and Private Sector Careers will:

  • Counsel students on all aspects of JD advantage and private sector careers, including all aspects of the non-traditional job search, via group presentations/programs, individual meetings, and specifically developed materials.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with local, national, and international employers to provide opportunities for both permanent and summer/externship placements for JD students.

  • Maintain and expand employer relationships for In House Counsel Fellowship placements; ensure appropriate student/alumni placements and create programming for Fellows to assist in their professional development.

  • Conduct market research to identify emerging employment areas of legal employment.

  • Participate in general career development office advising and administrative responsibilities, including walk-in advising, student programming, assisting with on and off-campus recruiting programs, staff meetings, and staff projects.

  • Participate in all aspects of career development office outreach, including outreach to students, faculty, local and national professional groups, and employers.

Required Skills

  • JD degree and 3-5 years of experience required; Experience in law student career advising and/or hiring of new lawyers preferred.

  • Knowledge or experience with in-house legal and/or non-traditional legal careers preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask.

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site ( .

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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