Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development

University of Wisconsin Law School

Deadline April 18, 2014
Date Posted March 24, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 50000-71782
Employment Type Full-time

Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development

Official Title:


Degree and area of specialization:

J.D. degree required.





Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Seven years relevant career development experience required; preferably in a law school setting. Practice experience preferred.

Principal duties:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development, this position serves an important role in the Office of Career and Professional Development in the advising of law students, and the leading and mentoring of office staff.

Lead Student Counselor (35%)
Serve as the lead student counselor, answering advising-related questions for the two associate directors, project manager, and receptionist. Train new advisors as necessary. Provide advice and counseling to current students and alumni. Remain apprised of relevant employment hiring trends and serve as a resource to the Office of Admissions in advising prospective and admitted students.

Recruitment Programs (15%)
In consultation with the Assistant Dean, serve as the main resource in managing the On- and Off- Campus Interview Programs, directing the work of the Project Manager. This would include employer outreach which necessitates developing new contacts and maintaining existing connections; guiding the invitation process; and addressing Symplicity questions, scheduling issues, and employer-related and student questions.

Programming (15%)
In concert with the Assistant Dean, serve as the lead in the creation and presenting of career-related educational programming, workshops, and seminars, to ensure diverse topics and formats which span the full spectrum of career development are covered. Assign subject-areas programming to appropriate staff, and work with the Project Manager to ensure proper timing of programs and logistics are met. Serve as the lead advisor on all Bar-related questions and programming.

Communications and Surveys (10%)
In concert with the Assistant Dean, assist in developing communications strategies and marketing materials to various stakeholders and constituencies. Assist Assistant Dean and Project Manager with management and completion of employment surveys and tracking.

Supervision (10%)
When the Assistant Dean is not available, perform staff supervision duties and represent the Law School's OCPD to internal and external audiences, including admissions events, current students, alumni, and legal employers.

Point of Contact (5%)
Serve as the main OCPD contact to student organizations, the Assistant Dean of Academic Enhancement, the Registrar, the Director of Student Life, the Director of Externship Programs, and outside Bar associations.

Other duties as assigned (10%)
Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean.

The candidate should be a detail-oriented, energetic leader, possessing the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. The position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to manage complicated projects and supervise staff, an exemplary work ethic, a strong sense of initiative, flexibility, discretion, sensitivity, and excellent judgment, and a good sense of humor. A successful candidate should have supervisory career development experience.


A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required



Application must be received by: APRIL 18, 2014


Send letter of interest and current resume in PDF format to Justin Boehm, at by consideration date.


Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #79116 to:


Justin Boehm
Phone: 608-890-4466
975 Bascom Mall
Fax: N/A
5106 Law Building
Madison, WI 53706-1399




NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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