The Director of the Career Center for the School of Law develops, plans, implements, and evaluates career-related programs and initiatives, including student counseling, student professional development programming, employer recruitment, employer relationship management, communications with students, employers, and others, and outcome assessments. The Director works with employers in both traditional and emerging practice areas and roles to expand opportunities for students both in and outside of South Carolina. The Director manages the Career Center staff; is responsible for budget planning and oversight within the Career Center; ensures that the Center develops and maintains close relationships with current students; supervises the collection and analysis of data tracking student utilization of the Career Center and school employment outcomes; and supervises the creation and effective dissemination of career information to all constituencies, including students, alumni, faculty, employers, and the public. The Director represents the School of Law as a member of NALP and other professional and legal industry organizations and must stay abreast of national, regional, and local trends affecting the work of the Career Center. The Director leads a results oriented Office of Career Center dedicated to achieving institutional goals as set by the Dean of the Law School and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, in consultation with the Director. The Director of the Career Center reports to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.
The University of South Carolina is an equal opportunity institution.
Bachelor's Degree and seven years' experience in a career services, job placement, professional development, or student services. or Master's Degree and five years' experience in career services, job placement, professional development, or student services or J.D. and three years' experience in career services, job placement, professional development, or student services.
Knowledge/Skills/Expertise: This position requires a results-oriented individual with a strong sense of vision, creativity, and initiative who also demonstrates strong organizational and managerial skills. It requires the ability to connect effectively with students, employers, law school faculty and staff, alumni, and the public. Success in this position will demand a continuing awareness of and commitment to best practices in career services. The Director must be able to recognize and implement new technologies and methods to achieve institutional goals; to inspire student confidence, teach thoughtful self-assessment and goal-setting, and foster a sense of empowerment to achieve; to maintain a high level of professionalism, energy and commitment; and to manage multiple tasks in an organized and detail-oriented way while remaining personable, supportive, enthusiastic, and committed to delivering the highest quality of student ervice.
The mission of the University of South Carolina School of Law is to provide students, through an in-depth legal education, with a foundation upon which they can build successful careers in the practice of law and public service; to contribute to the development of the law and legal theory through significant faculty scholarship on issues of state, national, and international importance; and to adv...ance the administration of justice through service to the legal profession, the state, and the nation.
The School of Law celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017 with a move to a new state-of-the-art facility just blocks from the State House, Federal and state courts, and Columbia law firms, linking the University of South Carolina campus to the heart of South Carolina's legal community.