The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) is an independent career services office for Harvard Law School students and alumni interested in public service work. OPIA is a collaborative, mission-driven office. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Public Service, the Assistant Director for JD and LLM Advising will be responsible for advising a high volume of JD and LLM students interested in public service summer or postgraduate work.
Counsel a large volume of highly sophisticated JD (1L, 2L, and 3L), about all facets of a public sector career choice/job search, including advising on how to determine
JD plus minimum of three years of full time post-law school law-related public interest practice (in a nonprofit, government agency or private public interest firm or the international equivalent).
Demonstrated career counseling, advising and/or mentoring experience.
Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced, high volume office.
Demonstrated event planning and project management experience.
Superior interpersonal, organizational (specifically, a capacity to juggle multiple projects), oral presentation and writing skills.
Must be comfortable presenting in front of others and have strong group facilitation skills for working with small groups.
Must be team-oriented, but able to work independently when necessary.
Flexible work style suited for small, highly productive, entrepreneurial office.
Sense of humor, team player and empathetic.
Willingness to work nights several times a month during the academic year and participate in occasional travel.
Experience in/knowledge of international careers a plus
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.
Internal Number: 49576BR
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