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OCPD’s director manages daily operations of an office serving students in the law school’s full and part-

time programs, as well as alumni. The director is responsible for managing full and part-time professional and administrative

staff as well as student workers. The director also undertakes a significant amount of career advising.

Essential Responsibilities Include : Recruit, supervise, train and evaluate staff. Conduct performance evaluations, manage

staff workload, promote professional development, promulgate fundamental policies and procedures for staff performance and

ensure those policies are effectively communicated and performed. Develop and provide broad range of services and programs

designed to facilitate career/professional development for students and alumni including individual and group counseling,

programming, networking events, open houses, and diversity outreach. Draft periodic reports reviewing office performance and

make recommendations. Develop new goals and standards for office staff. Perform outreach to graduating class to facilitate

the collection of employment data. Collect, analyze and report employment data in compliance with ABA protocol. Prepare data

in anticipation of possible annual audit by ABA. Ensure compliance with ABA Sec. 509 reporting requirements. Create reports

as necessary for the Dean and various professional associations, including the American Bar Association (ABA), the National

Association for Law Placement (NALP) and US News & World Report. Meet individually with students and alumni to provide

career counseling and guidance on related professional development issues. Edit resumes and cover letters and conduct mock

interviews. Record and track services provided through career service management system. In conjunction with the manager

of legal recruiting, supervise all on- and off-campus interview programs. Collaborate with the Director of the Experiential

Curriculum on the preparation for, and execution of, annual Externship Fair. Work with faculty clerkship advisors to promote

judicial clerkship to students and alumni, respond to questions from faculty regarding the clerkship application process, and

counsel students and alumni. Coordinate the electronic application process for federal positions through OSCAR. Work with

Associate Director to collect state court clerkship hiring and application information from the local judiciary and distribute to

students. In conjunction with the Associate Director, manage the Judicial Internship Program for first-year students. In

conjunction with the Pro Bono Coordinator, manage the law school’s student pro bono program by creating opportunities for

pro bono through partnerships with organizations and employers, publicizing the Pro Bono Challenge and collecting information

to provide to various national organizations including the ABA. Create and administer annual budget for the office. Collaborate

with the Dean and other senior leaders of the law school on the strategic planning process. Work with the Dean and other law

school staff on projects as needed. Create and draft job search resources for students and alumni. Maintain and update current

library. Conduct outreach to alumni and employers to facilitate hiring of students for externship, law clerk and permanent

positions. In conjunction with the manager of legal recruiting, develop and implement annual marketing plan including

collaborating on marketing materials

Minimum Qualifications: A Doctoral Degree with a minimum of four (4) years practical legal experience in a private,

government or public-interest setting; experience or degree in career-counseling (preferably in a law school setting) or

professional recruiting experience; demonstrated management and supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in one or more jurisdictions

How to apply: forward application, resume, and cover letter with salary requirements as an attachment to (salary

expectations are considered part of application process): Reference position 101961 in

subject line of email. Please do not include photos on resumes and save documents with first/last names. All applicants

must be supportive of the mission and vision of The Catholic University of America. Position is open until filled.

The Catholic University of America

Human Resources, 170 Leahy Hall

620 Michigan Ave, NE

Washington, DC 20064

Fax: (202) 319-5802

Telephone: (202) 319-5050

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