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University of California Los Angeles
  • Position Number: 5213869
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Position Type: Career Counseling and Placement

Assistant Director of Career Services; LL.M. Career Advisor

University of California Los Angeles

Budgeted Pay Scale:

$60,100 - $82,000 Annually

Full Salary Range:
USD $60,100.00/Yr. - USD $123,900.00/Yr.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is eligible for a hybrid schedule with this role typically being in the office three days per week.

Department Summary

The UCLA School of Law stands as a renowned institution renowned for its commitment to excellence in legal education, research, and community engagement. Situated in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, it offers a dynamic environment where innovation thrives and diverse perspectives are celebrated. With a distinguished faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, and a rich tradition of producing influential leaders in various fields of law, UCLA Law provides unparalleled opportunities for professional growth and impact. Joining the UCLA Law community means becoming part of a dynamic environment where you can contribute to shaping the future of law and society.
Position Summary

Under the general guidance of the Senior Director of Career Services and in collaboration with the LL.M. counselor, cultivate and coordinate employment and networking opportunities, establish relationships with alumni and potential employers, manage an LL.M. interview program, develop career education programs for LL.M. and J.D. students, and provide career counseling to LL.M. students. The LL.M. Career Services Assistant Director oversees career services of 200 UCLA LL.M. students. The incumbent cultivates relationships with employers and guides the LL.M. and SJD population in obtaining professional opportunities and/or practical experience during law school and after graduation. The Assistant Director must navigate managing the expectations of 200 LL.M. students while providing support, guidance and opportunities for their professional development. The LL.M. Career Services Assistant Director must be able to lead and skillfully communicate with LL.M. students from diverse backgrounds from across the globe. The incumbent oversees programming for this student population, including planning and organizing events, such as a large interview program and speaker series, and hosting employer site visits. The incumbent also establishes mentorship opportunities with key lawyers and employers for both LL.M. and J.D. students. An ideal candidate will have a Law degree and legal experience, a demonstrated ability to build a professional network within the legal market, and knowledge of various types of legal practice. The candidate must be able to effectively network with employers from various fields including law firms, business entities and public interest organizations.

Salary & Compensation

*UCLA provides a full pay range. Actual salary offers consider factors, including budget, prior experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business considerations. Salary offers at the top of the range are not common. Visit UC Benefit package to discover benefits that start on day one, and UC Total Compensation Estimator to calculate the total compensation value with benefits.

  • Knowledge of career opportunities in the legal community, including substantive areas of practice and market trends. (Required)
  • Background in or knowledge of international employment markets. (Required)
  • Ability to understand and communicate the non-traditional uses of the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees. (Required)
  • Skill in employing excellent marketing skills to place LL.M. and S.J.D. students with appropriate employers. (Required)
  • Ability to assist students in developing appropriate job search skills and strategies to achieve their employment goals. (Required)
  • Skill in counseling students of diverse backgrounds individually and in group situations regarding types of careers available within the legal profession. (Required)
  • Advanced technical ability to manage Symplicity database, track success metrics of programming offered, produce analytics reports for Law School leadership on LLM population, and support students with resume review and updates. (Required)
  • Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of goals and job responsibilities and adjusting the priorities as needed. (Required)
  • Skill in listening perceptively and conveying understanding, establishing rapport, gaining trust, motivating others, and stimulating people to effective action. (Required)
  • Advanced communication skills sufficient to support students from diverse backgrounds with limited English language proficiency. Ability to speak multiple languages strongly preferred. (Required)
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and representatives of the legal community. (Required)
  • Skill in interacting effectively with individuals or groups representing various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. (Required)

  • Education, Licenses, Certifications & Personal Affiliations

    • Bachelor's Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training (Required)
    • Juris Doctor (JD) Degree (Preferred)
    • Other Type of Degree LL.M. Degree (Preferred)

    Special Conditions for Employment

  • Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • Live Scan Background Check: A Live Scan background check must be completed prior to the start of employment.
  • Age Requirement: Candidate(s) must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired.

  • Schedule

    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
    Union/Policy Covered

    99-Policy Covered
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