Assistant/Associate Director, Office of Graduate Careers (OGC) - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Aug 07, 2018
Sep 21, 2018
Executive, Director
Education, Law
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Director, Office of Graduate Careers (OGC) - Georgetown University Law Center

Tradition. Innovation. A superb faculty, hundreds of course offerings - and all of this just steps away from the Capitol and Supreme Court. Georgetown Law is an exceptional institution in an enviable location. Students come here from all over the world to study international or tax law, environmental or health care law (just a few of our specialties). They come here for our top-ranked clinics. Most of all, they come because this is the place where theory and practice meet. At Georgetown, students learn the law in the place where laws are made.

The Assistant/Associate Director provides career-related and externship counseling to more than 600+ U.S.- and foreign-trained LL.M. students and alumni. S/he provides assistance to the Assistant Dean of OGC in developing programs for the LL.M. student population; and conducts outreach, develops and implements marketing initiatives to promote LL.M. students to potential employers, and assists the Graduate Careers team in developing and managing job search programs and on-campus interviews. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of OGC, the Assistant/Associate Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Counseling, Career Development, and Externship Assistance

  • Provides individual and group counseling and career development and externship assistance to both U.5.-and foreign-trained LL.M. students and alumni on job search strategies, including self-assessment, networking, and skills development, reviewing cover letters, resumes and other business correspondence, as well as conducting mock interviews.
  • Coaches LL.M. students to develop short-and long-term job search strategies and career plans.
  • Develops, coordinates, implements and presents professional development workshops, programs and other related activities designed to assist LL. M. candidates on their job searches, career planning and professional development.
  • Researches and organizes materials on employment opportunities for the LL.M. students, and develops new on-line and print resources to assist students in utilizing these sources in their job searches.
  • Assists the career and professional development team with workshops, job fairs, interview programs, new initiatives and any career-related activities for the LL.M. population.
  • Develops strategies for new programs that translate the benefits of one-on-one career and professional development counseling to larger groups of LL.M. students.

Development of Domestic and International Opportunities

  • Increases awareness among potential domestic and international employers about the Law Center's Graduate Programs and the benefits of hiring our LL.M. students, and accordingly, develops and increases interview, job and internship opportunities for this population.
  • Contacts potential speakers and provides assistance to the career and professional development team with room reservations, catering and marketing of career planning workshops, panel discussions and job seeking skills seminars during the academic year.
  • Develops marketing and outreach programs, including marketing materials, to increase awareness among potential employers about the benefits of hiring our LL.M. students.
  • Communicates on a regular basis with individuals and organizations interested in hiring LL.M. students.
  • Develops and updates written information for outreach to employers, and assists the career and professional development team with all mailings to potential employers.
  • Assists the Graduate Careers team with drafting and revision of online and hard copy workshop and training materials to assist LL.M. students in their job searches.
  • In coordination with the Director of the Graduate Tax Program, collects and publishes employment outcomes for the U.S.-Trained Tax LL.M. students.

Taxation Interview Program

  • Manages and implements all aspects of the Taxation Interview Program (TIP) and any other career-related fair organized for LL.M. students, including publicizing the program to prospective employers and facilitating employer involvement, assisting students in registering and preparing for the program, and serving as a liaison with our partner institutions.
  • Negotiates the hotel contract for TIP and monitors and manages all aspects of the event at the hotel.
  • Hires and supervises a TIP temp to help administer the program.
  • Develops and updates the content of the TIP mailing brochure and website.
  • Provides the Executive Director of Graduate Careers with regular updates on activities.


  • Juris Doctor degree - preference for LL.M. in Taxation
  • 1 year of experience practicing law
  • Preference for career counseling, marketing, workshop planning experience
  • Knowledge of and interest in law school administration
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and implementing new initiatives
  • Demonstrated track record in administering programs
  • Demonstrated track record in conducting successful marketing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills demonstrated by strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to make presentations and communicate with students on a one-on-one and group basis, helping them identify their professional and personal strengths, skills and abilities needed for a successful job search
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student body and faculty
  • Team approach to problem solving
  • Knowledge of market practices within the legal employment market
  • Knowledge of the legal job market
  • Knowledge of legal resume and cover letter formats
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures for seeking professional legal employment, and of legal employers and their hiring needs
  • High energy level for student service
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment, and to work on multiple tasks
  • Ability to create marketing pieces
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google documents
  • Demonstrated ability in computer and other office equipment
  • Understanding of career services databases and online resources
  • Availability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed

Preferred qualifications

  • Mentoring experience
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Knowledge of Symplicity Career Services Management (CSM) system

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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 (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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