Career Counselor, School of Law

Fairfax, VA
57k-73k Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 28, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Full Time
Career Counselor, School of Law

The George Mason University, Antonin Scalia School of Law seeks a Career Counselor to provide a full range of counseling and career advising services to current students and alumni. This is a full-time administrative faculty position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.


  • Career counseling and tracking for J.D. candidates and alumni;
  • Developing employment opportunities;
  • Managing job fairs and other career-related events;
  • Creating marketing materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree, or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience;
  • Practical experience and interpersonal skills to advise students on finding jobs and to develop new law and/or nontraditional legal opportunities;
  • Ability to manage career-related programs;
  • Ability to market and promote the school and students to potential employers (e.g., law firms, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, think tanks, and/or the U.S. government, etc.);
  • Knowledge of and interest in law and career counseling;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Proven interpersonal skills, a commitment to working with a diverse student body and faculty, and a team approach to problem-solving;
  • Strong computer skills and ability to work with multiple databases and excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • J.D. or practical experience or training in the legal or counseling fields is strongly preferred;
  • Public relations, communications and/or student affairs experience;
  • Public speaking experience.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA888Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three work-related professional references with contact information.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

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