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Assistant Dean, Law Career Development

Law Career Development Office

Vacancy Number 300818

Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 08/30/17     Closes: 09/28/17

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

The Assistant Dean for Law Career Development provides leadership, vision and direct supervision of the Law Career Development Office (LCDO), a critical part of the law school's mission to have its students assume leadership roles in the public and private sectors in Baltimore, throughout Maryland, and beyond. The Assistant Dean oversees a broad range of educational and professional programming to prepare students and recent graduates with the tools, skills and connections they need to build their legal careers and find employment opportunities.   

The Assistant Dean develops and maintains relationships with a range of employers: private firms and recruiters, nonprofit employers, corporations, local, state and federal government agencies, including the state and federal judiciary.  The Assistant Dean engages in the following activities: employer visits, on-campus recruitment programs and receptions, resume books and resume collect programs, mentor program, alumni and bar events and activities.   

A central role of the Assistant Dean is to supervise the LCDO staff.  The Assistant Dean oversees the functions of the office, including: educational programming, career fairs, and career development events, judicial clerkship application process, external relations via social media outlets, statistical data and reporting for internal and external audiences (NALP, ABA, EJW), career development counseling, resume and cover letter review, mock interview programs, public interest grants and fellowships, diversity initiatives, recruitment programs, pro bono and public interest programming.    

Importantly, the Assistant Dean for Law Career Development will:
•    Provide leadership and management of all staff.  
•    Set a tone of professionalism in a supportive, collaborative office environment.  
•    Assign the work of the LCDO and encourage professional development of staff.  
•    Evaluate and assess the performance of the LCDO and its programming to foster innovation and adaptability.  
•    Participate in senior staff leadership team of the law school and engage in strategic planning.  
•    Work with law faculty and other university colleagues on curricular matters and other initiatives related to career development and pro bono/public interest programming.  
•    Represent the law school in the legal community.
•    Become part of the network of career development professionals at UB and law schools nationally.  
•    Keep current on job trends, avenues of enhancing job search techniques, etc. and incorporate best practices in the work of the LCDO.

This position requires availability in the evenings and on weekends for law school and other networking events.

Required Education and Experience
Required Education:  Juris Doctor
Required Experience:  Seven years of progressively responsible legal experience.  Experience working with students or as a mentor.

Preferred Experience
• 3-5 years of management or supervisory experience
• Experience working with students or as a mentor
• Active in bar associations or bar activities

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Active in bar associations or bar activities.  High energy and superior interpersonal skills.  Excellent administrative and supervisory skills.  Ability to provide counseling/advising/mentoring to students and law graduates.  Excellent interpersonal, administrative and supervisory skills.  Strong written and oral expression.  Counseling experience.  Computer literacy including career services database software and on-line resources.  Career services or professional development experience.  Teaching experience.

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.  Information follows about submitting the electronic application and attaching your cover letter and resume. 

Applicant Instructions: Using Candidate Gateway to View and Apply for UB Vacancies

The Candidate Gateway system serves as your connection to the University of Baltimore’s job application process. It is a free, safe and secure way for you to apply for the job you want, and it allows the Office of Human Resources to maintain accurate records. Your use of the system does not require you to surrender any of your rights to privacy or confidentiality during the application process. Only qualified members of UB’s Human Resources team and members of the relevant search committee can access your application information. The search committee will not have access to any information you provide to HR for affirmative action reporting purposes.

Please read and print the information below before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

NAVIGATION

A - COVER LETTER AND RESUME ATTACHMENT AND UPLOAD

Before you apply:

 Save a single PDF or Word file with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered.

When you apply:

•In Candidate Gateway: Click “Browse” to access the Word or PDF document you saved with all of your documents.
•Then, click “Upload” to attach it.
•Click “Continue” to continue the application process.

B - ENTER DATA ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES:

Each page shows this display:
Previous Save Submit Close Application Careers Home NEXT

above and below the required data for the four categories shown above.

Click “Save” to save the data you entered on that page. The message “You have successfully submitted your job application.” confirms only that you entered that page of information into the system. You must click “Next” to continue and complete the entire application process.

1. Current and Prior Employment/Work Experience:

•Enter employment information relevant to your position of interest.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•After you enter your work experience, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

2. Education/Education History and References:

•Use the dropdown to enter your highest education level.  Entering this information is required.
•Then, only college and university information is required. Click the plus sign to the left of the “Postsecondary Education” link to enter that information.
•For country, enter USA or click the hourglass to select another country.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•Click the plus sign to the left of "References" to enter two professional references.
•After you enter your education information and references, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

3. How did you find out about us/how did you find out about the job?

•After you enter this information, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

4. Online Questionnaire/Application Questionnaire: Answer the questions requiring a yes or no response. After you answer them, click “Submit.” This leads you to the Submit Online Application page.

C – SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

To apply for your selected job: When you reach the “Submit Online Application” page shown below, you must click “I agree to these terms” and then click the “Submit” button at the end of the screen. After you click “Submit,” then you will see this information at the top of your screen:

My Applications
Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Baltimore. HR will process your application documents for the search committee’s consideration.
Note: This screen will also show additional information about the selection process and Office of Human Resources contact information.

Questions/Help
If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact ubhrcareers@ubalt.edu for assistance.

TO APPLY:

External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and click the external applicant link to apply.

Internal applicants (students taking classes at UB and current employees) with login and password for MyUB: use the internal applicant link, log into My UB, then click the “View or Apply for Job Positions” link on the left.

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

http://www.ubalt.edu/hr

  • Never use the Internet Explorer “Back” and “Forward” arrows to navigate. You will lose the information you have submitted.
  • To navigate between pages, use the “Next,” “Previous,” and “Return to Previous Page” buttons.
  • Use the “Save” button to save your information so you can return to it later and complete your application. Using “Save” does not complete the process to apply for a job opening.

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices.

Last Published 10/2/15