Assistant Director of Placement, Office of Career Strategy - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Jun 14, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
Education, Law
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Placement, Office of Career Strategy - Georgetown University Law Center

The mission of Georgetown Law's Office of Career Strategy (OCS) is to empower students with the tools, plans, and inspiration to achieve their career goals. By focusing on strategy, we aim to promote long-term success and thoughtful, deliberate career trajectories.

The Assistant Director is responsible for the career advising needs of a section of approximately 120 J.D. students in each class. S/he works with each student in the section to: provide proactive individualized career guidance; develop a career plan and strategy; and collect and maintain detailed employment data. Reporting to the Director of the Office of Career Strategy, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Student Counseling

Assists the counseling staff by advising students on an individual basis, conducting group trainings, reviewing and editing student materials (for example, resumes, cover letters), and conducting mock interviews.

Small/mid-sized Firm Recruiting

  • Conducts outreach to private sector employers in the small/mid-sized firm setting, including discussion of internship and post- graduate opportunities for students and engagement in educational programs on the part of the firms.
  • Performs outreach via a periodic newsletter.
  • Maintains a student-facing website for this practice setting, assists the Recruiting Team with recruitment programs for these employers, and counsels students interested in the field.

Alumni Engagement

  • Conducts outreach to Law Center alumni and supporters to create a network of practitioners willing to mentor students.
  • Tracks and maintains records of the network.


  • Juris Doctorate
  • Prior private sector legal experience, or prior counseling background, and/or experience working with law students
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • A team approach to problem-solving and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and to work across teams
  • Experience working across offices
  • Proficiency with Excel and/or database creation/maintenance, and knowledge of social media platforms
  • Preference for experience with one or all of the following: community-building, sales, and/or  fundraising
  • A high level of professionalism and follow-though

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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