Status: Full-time position
Location: Gainesville, FL
Job Summary: A member of the State University System, the University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. Founded in 1855, the university currently enrolls over 50,000 students on its 2,000-acre Gainesville campus. UF is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities. The Fredric G. Levin College of Law is one of the nation's most comprehensive public law schools. Founded in 1909, the college is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The Levin College of Law is ranked in the Top 50 law schools by U.S. News & World Report and alumni of the college are leaders in law, business, government, public service and education at the state and national level. No other law school has produced as many presidents of the American Bar Association in the past four decades. According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate experience should include a demonstrated ability to delegate responsibilities and manage staff. A Juris Doctor or a graduate degree in career services or related program, or a minimum of three years of law school career services or law firm recruiting is preferred. A demonstrated ability to develop and manage client relationships; excellent public relations, marketing, and communication skills written and oral the ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external constituents; the ability to identify and analyze the impact of changes in employment markets; and an enthusiasm for promoting the career development and success of students are all important in the selection of the Assistant Dean.
Duties: Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean for Career Development is responsible for the management of the Center for Career Development (CCD) and supervises all aspects of the office. The Assistant Dean for Career Development is responsible for developing and implementing a plan to expand the number of employers with whom the Center has contact, including employers in designated strategic geographic areas, and public interest and government employers; for establishing strong relationships with employers and potential employers of College of Law graduates and communicating with all employers who contact the Center with respect to job opportunities; for developing and maintaining a comprehensive database of employment opportunities; and for compiling and maintaining accurate statistical information concerning employment of graduates and recruiting efforts of the Center. The Assistant Dean will develop, implement, and monitor a program to collect and disseminate job opportunities, including clerkships, to students; identify and implement ways to expand the opportunities made available to students locally, regionally, and nationally. In addition, the Assistant Dean will manage the day to day operations of the Center including selecting and supervising the staff of full-time professionals and support personnel; manage the Center budget and engage in strategic planning for the Center; and provide counseling and instructional programs for students concerning effective job search techniques, including mock interviews, preparation of resumes and cover letters, and job search skills.
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply link below, complete the brief application form, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at email@example.com. If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.