Duties & Responsibilities The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) is an independent career services office for Harvard Law School students and alumni interested in public service work. OPIA is a collaborative, mission-driven office. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Public Service, the Assistant Director for JD and LLM Advising will be responsible for advising a high volume of JD and LLM students interested in public service summer or postgraduate work.
Counsel a large volume of highly sophisticated JD (1L, 2L, and 3L), about all facets of a public sector career choice/job search, including advising on how to determine "fit," the diverse range of practice options and the career decision-making process. Keep current on public interest hiring trends.
Serve as the advisor/point person for LLMs and International JDs. Develop expertise in hiring abroad as well as navigating landing jobs in the US as non-citizen and counsel students accordingly.
Plan, develop, and manage career programs and workshops.
Run Wasserstein Fellows program, including overseeing selection process.
Oversee Public Service Leaders program.
Attend all office key functions.
Manage larger-scale projects under office's purview/related to office's mission.
Conceive of/develop and write varied materials for office publications and website.
Review and edit student resumes, cover letters and other application materials.
Conduct outreach to public interest employers
Basic Qualifications JD plus minimum of three years of full time post-law school law-related public interest practice (in a nonprofit, government agency or private public interest firm or the international equivalent).
Demonstrated career counseling, advising and/or mentoring experience.
Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced, high volume office.
Demonstrated event planning and project management experience.
Superior interpersonal, organizational (specifically, a capacity to juggle multiple projects), oral presentation and writing skills.
Must be comfortable presenting in front of others and have strong group facilitation skills for working with small groups.
Must be team-oriented, but able to work independently when necessary.
Flexible work style suited for small, highly productive, entrepreneurial office.
Sense of humor, team player and empathetic.
Willingness to work nights several times a month during the academic year and participate in occasional travel.
Experience in/knowledge of international careers a plus
Additional Information All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Department Office of Public Interest Advising
Time Status Full-time
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.