Under the general guidance of the Senior Director of Career Services and in collaboration with the LLM counselor, cultivate and coordinate employment and networking opportunities, establish relationships with alumni and potential employers, manage interview program and develop career education programs for LL.M. students, and provide career counseling.
The LLM Career Services Assistant Director oversees career services of 200 UCLA LLM students. The incumbent cultivates relationships with employers and guides the LLM and SJD population in obtaining professional opportunities and/or practical experience after graduation. The Assistant Director must navigate managing the expectations of 200 LLM students while providing support, guidance and opportunities for their professional development.
The LLM Career Services Assistant Director must be able to lead and skillfully communicate with LLM students from diverse backgrounds from across the globe. The incumbent oversees programming for this student population including planning and organizing events, such as a large interview program, speaker series, hosting employer site visits, and establishing mentorship opportunities with key lawyers and employers.
An ideal candidate will have a Law degree and legal experience with a demonstrated professional network preferably within the Los Angeles legal market. The candidate must be able to effectively network with employers from various fields including law firms, business entities and public interest organizations.
1. Juris Doctor or LL.M. degree. Preferred 2. Knowledge of career opportunities in the legal community, including substantive areas of practice and market trends. Required 3. Background in or knowledge of international markets. Required 4. Ability to understand and communicate the non-traditional uses of the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees. Required 5. Skill in employing excellent marketing skills to place LL.M. and S.J.D. students with appropriate employers. Required 6. Ability to assist students in developing appropriate job search skills and strategies to achieve their employment goals. Required 7. Skill in counseling students of diverse backgrounds individually and in group situations regarding types of careers available within the legal profession Required 8. Advanced technical ability to manage Symplicity database, track success metrics of programming offered, produce analytics reports for Law School leadership on LLM population, and support students with resume review and updates. Required 9. Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of goals and job responsibilities and adjusting the priorities as needed. Required 10. Skill in listening perceptively and conveying understanding, establishing rapport, gaining trust, motivating others, and stimulating people to effective action. Required 11. Advanced communication skills sufficient to support students from diverse backgrounds with limited English language proficiency. Ability to speak multiple languages strongly preferred. Required 12. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and representatives of the legal community. Required 13. Skill in interacting effectively with individuals or groups representing various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Required 14. Excellent oral and written skills to prepare and present professional workshops, panels, presentations, handbooks, handouts, articles and newsletters. Required 15. Skill in writing concise, logical and grammatically correct analytical reports and business correspondence. Required 16. Ability to work under pressures of peak seasons of activity, frequent interruptions and distractions and emotional tensions of law students and interviewers. Required 17. Skill in working independently and as a member of a team. Required 18. Attention to detail. Required
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