ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Internal Number: 262939-AS
The Office of Career and Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin Law School serves JD students and alumni in all stages of their career development. This position will counsel students, lead diversity initiatives, and work with employers seeking to recruit law students.
Position responsibilities include:
Provide career counseling and advice to J.D. students and alumni on subjects including development of self-assessment and career planning strategies; review and revision of resumes, cover letters and other application material; instruction regarding interview preparation and mock interviewing; and guidance in the creation and expansion of a student's personal network.
Develop and execute career and professional development diversity initiatives, including but not limited to: planning networking events with students and employers; assisting employers with initiatives; advising employers regarding best practices; publicizing diversity fellowships and opportunities to students; working with student groups to provide relevant programming; and serving as the OCPD liaison to diversity job fairs, student organizations, and other programs.
Assist in employer outreach initiatives, including serving as liaison to national recruiting programs.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean for the Office of Career & Professional Development.
Coordinates and delivers career development programming, resource materials, and/or advising to students and alumni. Educates students, alumni, and other stakeholders about career development and opportunities and maintains relationships to aid in effective career planning. Supervises unit staff and/or has significant program management authority/responsibility, and strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
30% Educates or advises students and recent alumni individually, or in groups through various mediums about career exploration, self-assessment, skills, materials development, and career decisions
15% Develops and delivers career development programming and resource materials across various mediums to provide education to students
5% Responds to questions and provides information regarding student services, policies, procedures, and employment preparation
25% May identify and maintain a professional network of employers or other stakeholders to facilitate career exploration and employment opportunities for students
5% Participates in campus-wide career services community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college/unit
20% Supervises unit staff and/or plans, organizes, allocates resources, assesses performance, and leads the operational activities for a significant portion of the unit's career services portfolio
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Multiple years relevant post-JD experience preferred. Applicants will preferably have experience working with diverse groups and/or diverse students; contributing to a positive, inclusive and diverse environment.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.