Assistant Director of Career Services

The University of Chicago Law School Office of Career Services

The University of Chicago Law School Office of Career Services is hiring for an Assistant Director of Career Services.

About the Department

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country’s premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America’s great cities, UChicago Law offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. UChicago Law does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students’ abilities to choose their own paths.

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Career Services will provide support to the Office of Career Services within the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to 1:1 student counseling, this individual will be the point person within the OCS office on programs and coaching initiatives.


  • Delivering a wide range of career counseling, individual coaching and advising, outreach, and programming services for JD and LLM students and alumni, including private sector, public sector, and non-traditional career development.
  • Serving as the point person on Career Services counseling and coaching, including coordinating the team’s coaching efforts, staying up to date on coaching techniques and strategies, and ensuring a unified and strategic approach to Career Services coaching.
  • Managing the Career Services Interview Coaching Program, including recruiting, interviewing, training, and scheduling all seasonal interview coaches.
  • Serving as the point person on core Career Services programming, including managing the programming curriculum and planning effective programs and related materials to ensure that students are prepared for the job search and job opportunities.
  • Providing significant direct individual coaching and advising to law students and alumni.
  • Maintaining records to assist the Career Services team in providing comprehensive services to students and alumni and in fulfilling internal and external reporting obligations.
  • Partnering with appropriate staff, employers, and alumni to develop and implement strategic plans for employer relations and development.
  • Developing alumni job contacts for students.
  • Conducting environmental scanning to identify job possibilities for students and alumni.
  • Representing the Office of Career Services to internal and external audiences.
  • Advising and counseling students concerning employment opportunities and careers by acting as a liaison between students and prospective employers.
  • Conducting mock interviews, reviews resumes and cover letters, and coordinates other interview related programming in both individual and group settings.
  • Developing original content for career related publications and assists with the editing and distribution of Career Services communications materials.
  • Performs other related work as needed

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


Juris Doctor of Masters Degree


Minimum of two years experience providing career or recruitment services to law students, lawyers, or others in the legal profession

Preferred Competencies

  • Excellent coaching, organizational, interpersonal, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Ability to respect the confidentiality of counseling and institutional information.
  • Ability to interact comfortably and positively with all constituents.
  • Ability to perform efficiently and with a positive outlook even when under stress.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and a team approach to interpersonal interactions and problem solving required.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise considerable judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to work occasional evening, weekend, and early morning hours.
  • Ability to travel required, as needed.

Application Documents

Cover Letter (required)
Resume (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

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