Assistant Dean, Career Services

Posted: July 14, 2021

New York University School of Law
New York, NY

Summary of Position

Reporting to the Dean of NYU School of Law, the Assistant Dean heads the Office of Career Services, managing a team of 13 professionals that provides high value support for students, including navigating the wide range of careers a NYU Law degree makes possible. The Assistant Dean will utilize comprehensive knowledge of a global legal market to manage a team of professionals who provide career services (counseling, job search skills workshops, recruiting and networking programs, job postings) to JD/LLM students and alumni, for legal and non-legal careers. The strategist in this position will oversee the OCS budget, personnel, employer relations, and job search/career counseling and collaborate with School of Law departments, University divisions, and career professionals through local, regional, and national networks and bar associations.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, educator, influencer, and collaborator, who is community minded, recognizes the talent in each student/graduate, and enjoys leading a highly accomplished and diverse team.


Required Education:
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or relevant Master's degree

Preferred Education:
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or first professional law degree

Required Experience:
10+ years' progressively responsible experience with recruiting, career counseling, or related field, and experience developing and implementing student services and managing staff. 

Preferred Experience:
10+ years working in college or law school administration. Background in career planning, placement and counseling. 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to develop and direct various career and recruitment related activities, services, and outreach strategies. Excellent presentation, networking and verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information

NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse and innovator in legal education, known for its focus on leadership, global issues, and public service. As part of this diverse and accomplished community, you’ll work with top faculty, support learning and research, and have regular opportunities to develop professionally. Located in Greenwich Village, one of New York’s most inviting neighborhoods, the Law School offers highly competitive benefits and perks, notably tuition remission.

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