The Assistant Director for Alumni Advising will oversee all aspects of alumni career services for Harvard Law School alumni who are interested in public sector opportunities. This individual will counsel alumni; plan, develop and implement comprehensive career programs, workshops and alumni tailored initiatives; develop all related online and print communications. The OPIA Alumni Advisor will work closely and coordinate with the Office of Career Services Alumni Advisor; advise numerous alumni about seeking and landing public sector positions; edit application materials such as resumes and cover letters; and develop expertise in multiple public service practice settings.
The primary goal of the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) is to encourage law school students and lawyers to incorporate an ongoing commitment to public service work throughout their careers. We view our role as one of helping students and alumni find a vision of the type of work they want to do that will fit their unique values, interests and personalities. We aim to instill this vision not only in the students and graduates going directly into full-time public interest jobs, but also to those moving into public service at a later stage in their careers and those embracing public service work as an integral part of their professional lives through significant pro bono work in the private sector. For more information about OPIA, visit: http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/opia/
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
JD and a minimum of 3 years of post-law school legal experience in the public sector (nonprofits, government or private public interest firms). Demonstrated experience advising law students and lawyers required, preferably in a career services office.
The successful candidate will possess:
Facility for networking, public speaking and technology a must.
A mixture of private sector (big law) and public service experience desirable. Familiarity with career assessment tools also desirable. Event planning experience highly desirable.
Knowledge of the public sector job market and willingness to develop expertise in a wide range of fields and application procedures.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, willingness to pitch in as needed, willingness to travel at least twice a year and to participate in occasional evening events.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.