University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Placement Director – School of Law

Payroll Title: UCP VIII
Class Code: 0835-9088
Job Family: STU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 607

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated administrator, plans, organizes, and administers a program of job placement and career counseling for law students and alumni/ae.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plans and evaluates a complete program of career placement and planning, including recruiting strategies, based on needs assessment, consultation with student organizations, and surveys of potential employers.
  2. Plans, implements, and evaluates recruiting strategies to attract potential employers, identifying target areas for developing employment opportunities.
  3. Supervises professional, clerical, and student employees.
  4. Counsels and advises students and alumni/ae regarding career planning and goals.
  5. Advises Dean and Associate Dean and faculty placement committee on matters of placement policy.
  6. Publicizes information about employment and special study opportunities, pertinent deadlines, and other articles of interest.
  7. Designs, administers, and conducts placement technique workshops, including interviewing, resume development, job search skills, and job opportunities.
  8. Works with student groups to identify specific needs of particular segments of student population; designs programs to meet such needs.
  9. Maintains complete files and detailed statistics regarding successful placements and related placement activities and prepares reports as needed or required.
  10. Maintains a library of career placement and planning materials and resources.
  11. Keeps informed of current developments in law placement trends and opportunities through professional contacts and literature.
  12. Plans and writes informational materials designed to help students find desired employment.
  13. Advises prospective students concerning placement opportunities at the Law School.
  14. Maintains files of student resumes.
  15. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in appropriate field
  2. Two to four years experience in administration and counseling in an educational or other relevant setting
  3. Knowledge of legal hiring community and job search skills
  4. Demonstrated supervisory and administrative skills.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  6. Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. JD degree

Date Created: 6/28/85