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Director - Law Career Advising

Company: Nova Southeastern University
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

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Welcome to NSU! Nova Southeastern University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and dental plans and much more! Thank you for considering Nova Southeastern University as your future place of employment. Nova Southeastern University is an equal opportunity employer.

Director - Law Career Advising Apply Now Job Number: 496433

Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits

Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

Categories: Academic & Career Advising / Support

About Us: We are excited that you are considering joining Nova Southeastern University!

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was founded in 1964, and is a not-for-profit, independent university with a reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Nova Southeastern University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and dental plans and much more. NSU cares about the health, welfare and its students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors and is a tobacco-free university.

We appreciate your support in making NSU the preeminent place to live, work, study and grow. Thank you for your interest in a career with Nova Southeastern University.

NSU considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Job Title: Director - Law Career Advising

Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits

Job Category: Exempt

Hiring Range: $95,000.00

Pay Basis: Annually

Subject to Grant Funding?: No

Essential Job Functions: The first priority of all members of the Office of Career and Professional Development team is to serve the College of Law's clients, applicants, students, employers, and alumni. Therefore, team members will not be limited by this job description in an effort to assist our constituents, but will perform whatever tasks are assigned by supervisor(s). Team members will be readily available, visible, and accessible. Every effort will be made to answer inquiries. If unable to answer the inquiry, the team member will insure that the customer is assisted by another member of the team or College of Law Staff.

1. Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates work activities of subordinates and staff, including hiring, coaching, evaluating, and terminating.

2. Formulates strategic plans for the University and/or College.

3. Develops, organizes and prepares materials for students and alumni to guide them through the job search process in their profession, and/or refers them to available resources.

4. Identifies appropriate assessment tools and facilitates assessments with students and alumni to identify their career interests, preferred work environments, and how to make decisions about career choices.

5. Develops workshops and sessions on career development topics and soft-skill development.

6. Instructs staff in career development techniques, such as job search and application strategies, resume writing, and interview skills.

7. Collaborates with faculty and staff members involved in helping students or graduates identify and pursue employment opportunities.

8. Identifies and contacts potential legal and non-legal employers, and builds relationships for the benefit of students and alumni.

9. Develops and maintains network of professional mentors, including alumni, to provide marketing intelligence and career development advice to students.

10. Builds relationships with employers and other institutions to develop programs to assist in transitioning from student to practitioner, as well as provide reciprocal services for services and graduates.

11. Collaborates with campus departments/colleges to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with industry recruiters.

12. Plans and promotes career and employment-related programs and events, such as career planning presentations, licensing workshops, work experience programs, job fairs, and career workshops.

13. Prepares reports of activities and tracking of prospective employers.

14. Plans, manages, implements, and evaluates recruiting programs to identify expansion opportunities for internships and employment.

15. Identifies, develops, or evaluates communication strategies, based on knowledge of university objectives, market characteristics, and cost factors.

16. Represents institution and/or assigned program(s) at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes.

17. Promotes the university by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and/or professional associations.

18. Plans, administers, and controls budgets, maintains financial records, and produces financial reports.

19. Establishes departmental assessment of operational policies and procedures; makes any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information, to continually improve services to students and alumni.

20. Develops and distributes periodic communications to students and alumni regarding career development events and opportunities.

21. Maintains or monitors departmental and/or program websites.

22. Oversees the daily performance of assigned career development portal(s).

23. Maintains accurate and complete student records as required by laws, policies, and administrative regulations.

Marginal Job Functions: Essential Job Functions (continued):

24. Maintains data integrity and confidentiality.

25. Provides accurate and complete disclosure of all required employment data to accrediting agencies. Compiles statistics and creates reports as required for the National Association for Law Placement and other organizations as needed.

26. Tracks and investigates complaints relating to potential employers' unethical or discriminatory hiring practices and recommends appropriate actions when warranted.

27. Advises student organizations and assists with their efforts to arrange special events, such as fundraisers, receptions, professional networking opportunities, and/or symposiums.

28. Compiles and studies occupational, educational, and economic information to assist students in determining and carrying out career and educational objectives.

29. Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures; county, state, federal, and international regulations; professional association guidelines; and accreditation requirements.

30. Completes special projects as assigned.

31. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:

1. Administration and Management - General knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, budgeting, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and/or coordination of people and resources.

2. Personnel and Human Resources - General knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems.

3. Psychology - Thorough knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

4. Therapy and Counseling - Thorough knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

5. English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

6. Education and Training - General knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

7. Customer and Personal Service - Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.


1. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

2. Speaking - Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.

3. Reading Comprehension - Advanced understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

4. Social Perceptiveness - Advanced skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

5. Critical Thinking - Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

6. Writing - Advanced skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

7. Judgment and Decision Making - Advanced skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.

8. Active Learning - Proficient skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

9. Complex Problem Solving - Advanced skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

10. Service Orientation - Advanced skills in actively looking for ways to help people.


1. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

2. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

3. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

4. Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Job Requirements:

Required Certifications/Licensures: Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (continued):

Physical Requirements:

1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.

2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Required Education: Juris Doctorate

Major (if required):

Required Experience: Ten (10) or more years' experience in career counseling services or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Is this a safety sensitive position? No

Background Screening Required? No

Pre-Employment Conditions:

Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

Advertised: 29 Jun 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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