Assistant Dean, Career Development Office, William S. Boyd School of

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
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Boyd School of Law R ROLE of the POSITION Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean of Career Development serves as the chief career services officer of the law school and is an integral member of the senior administration. The Assistant Dean represents the law school to internal and external constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, the legal community, potential employers, and the public. The Assistant Dean's primary and essential responsibility is to implement, design, and execute a strategy to support all law students' career development goals, including networking and developing employment opportunities; creating innovative programming; and promoting proactive results–driven career counseling. The Assistant Dean will establish goals, set policies and priorities, and plan budgets for the law school's Career Development Office. The Assistant Dean will oversee employer outreach, marketing, student service, and administrative responsibilities, including budget administration and hiring/supervising administrative and classified staff, as well as participate in national and local professional organizations. In addition to managing the Department, the Assistant Dean will provide individualized career counseling services to students and alumni. The Assistant Dean will directly oversee the compilation and reporting of all employment–related statistical data for the law school, including U.S. News & World Report, American Bar Association, and NALP. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Overseeing the administration and organization of the Career Development Office; Providing leadership, direction, and strategic vision for the Department; Collaborating with Department staff in developing and implementing strategies to ensure the consistent delivery of individualized and high–quality career advising and programming to students; Staying apprised of the national, regional, and local legal markets and legal career trends, and developing new career services and professional development initiatives in response to evolving student needs; Maintaining a deep understanding across various legal employment sectors, including public, private, judicial and non–profit employers; Developing and refining student and office policies and procedures relating to career development issues and trends; Collaborating with faculty, administration, and staff throughout the law school on program development and delivery, including 1L orientation, admitted student events, alumni events, and student affinity group programming; Working with the alumni, other external groups and individuals to provide opportunities for networking and mentoring for our students and graduates; Serving as spokesperson for the Department at various internal and external functions; Moderating panels and presenting at various department events and programs throughout the year; Collaborating and overseeing the Department's plan and organization of all on– and off–campus recruiting programs, including maintain an annual recruiting calendar and developing and updating student and employer recruiting policies; Representing William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV among legal employers, both nationally and locally; Overseeing the collection, review, submission and analysis of employment data relating to U.S. News & World Report, American Bar Association, and NALP; Utilizing data collection and tracking systems to make data–informed decisions; Maintaining and improving upon the law school's high graduate employment outcomes, including but not limited to with judicial clerkships and small law firms; Interpreting and communicating information and data regarding employment outcomes to key constituencies within the institution; Managing the Department budget and overseeing the utilization, evaluation, and procurement of the CDO's technology resources; Providing oversight for and developing strategies regarding internal and external office communications. PROFILE of the SCHOOL The William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV is a leading public law school founded on a commitment to public service and community engagement. With its nationally ranked Lawyering Process Program, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, and the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic, Boyd offers a dynamic curriculum designed to teach students critical thinking and lawyering skills. Boyd has an LL.M. in Gaming Law and Regulation and a variety of distinctive Programs in Health Law; Indian Nations Gaming and Governance; International, Transnational, and Comparative Law; and Race, Gender & Policing. Through its J.D. curriculum, students can pursue academic concentrations in Business and Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Health Law, Intellectual Property, and Workplace and Employment Law. The law school is located at the heart of the UNLV campus. UNLV is an R1 research university that is among the most diverse campuses in the nation and is also the state's largest comprehensive doctoral degree– granting institution with Schools of Business, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Hospitality, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, among many others. The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS This position requires a J.D. from an ABA–accredited law school as well as: At least eight years of experience in one or more of the following settings: a law school career counseling department and/or a law school student affairs department, and/or legal recruitment and/or as a practicing attorney. Career counseling and career development theory and practice knowledge, or demonstrated ability to develop that knowledge through continuing education and on–the–job training; and Demonstrated leadership ability, including a sense of vision, operational and strategic planning, budget management, project management and staff development; and Demonstrated ability to work independently, develop initiatives, manage multiple priorities and work under pressure in an extremely busy environment; and Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative, communication (both oral and written), and interpersonal skills; and Demonstrated ability to be flexible, the ability to manage multiple projects under pressure, and the ability to balance priorities are essential; and Extensive knowledge of the national, regional, and local legal employment market or demonstrated ability to acquire such knowledge through continuing education and on–the–job training; and Strong technical capabilities, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google suites, Zoom; and Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and timely records and reports, or the demonstrated ability to develop that knowledge through continuing education and on–the–job training; PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate will also have significant leadership and supervisory experience, and a record of results–oriented leadership and supervisory experience. Other preferred qualifications include: Experience in presenting and developing programs and presentations, particularly relating to the legal employment market; Excellent management skills, along with the ability to develop consensus among staff and the willingness to assist and mentor staff whenever needed; Have, or demonstrate the ability to acquire, a broad base of professional legal and business contacts along with superior networking skills; Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently learn and utilize other tools such as 12Twenty, Symplicity, OSCAR, and other software or platforms as they arise. COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. SALARY RANGE Salary competitive with experience and those at similarly situated institutions. BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision No state income tax Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents PERKS Flexible work schedule (depending on your department) Employee recognition and appreciation programs Personal and professional development opportunities UNLV athletics ticket discounts Statewide employee purchase program discounts RebelCard discounts on and off campus Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles HOW TO APPLY Submit a cover letter, a legal resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted . click apply for full job details