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

Washington D.C.
Apr 23, 2018
May 23, 2018
Education, Law
Full Time
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Assistant Director, Office of Career Strategy - Georgetown University Law Center

The mission of Georgetown Law's Office of Career Strategy  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. OCS Career Advisors work one-on-one with students to create their strategic career plans, tailored to their specific needs and interests. Students' career planning and job searches are further supported by our numerous and ever-evolving programs, resources, and recruitment activities. We are committed to innovating and improving upon our own strategies for success as we strive to ensure that Georgetown Law graduates continue to be the most prepared and best equipped lawyers on the market.

The Assistant Director ensures high quality advising and coaching services to all JD students and the day-to-day running of the Office, which provides career services to more than 1800 law students and thousands of alumni. S/he is also engaged in diversity initiatives, business and corporate law initiatives, small and regional firm initiatives, judicial clerkships, OCS communications and marketing, transfer student initiatives, and international JD student initiatives. Reporting to the Director, Career Strategy, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Ongoing Career Advising & Coaching for Students

Provides proactive individualized career coaching and advising to more than 100 students assigned in one of the 1L sections of the first year class and/or to upper-class students in their 2L and 3L years,  including developing a career plan and strategy, and collecting and maintaining employment data for each student.


  • Creates and implements programming, networking events and resource development for area of expertise, including diversity and inclusion, business and corporate initiatives, regional and local firms, transfer students, international JD students.
  • Addresses concerns of students in these areas, and liaison with student groups associated with these areas.

Practice Area and Region Expertise

  • Gaining expertise in one practice area and one region of the country in order to advise students interested in these.
  • Creating programming, resources, and connections in these areas.


  • Represents Career Strategy at events related to areas of focus, such as conferences, diversity events, alumni events, and local recruiting events.
  • Meets with employers in focus areas to educate them about Georgetown students, programming, and curricula in order to increase opportunities for students.
  • Increases employer and alumni participation in OCS events such as information panels, networking events and on-and-off campus recruitment programs.
  • Serves as liaison to other departments and student groups to provide programming, resources and coordination of services for the benefit of students.


  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • 2 years of law student career advising experience
  • Experience in private sector
  • Knowledge of Symplicity
  • Preference for coaching training

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