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Career Development Office

Level 3 or 4 / Class 1717 or 6111 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited

Hiring Salary Range: $75,000 – $85,000 (commensurate with qualifications)


Depending on qualifications and experience, the hire will initially be placed in the Associate Director or Director classification. The remainder of this job description uses the term Director as shorthand for either title.

The Director of Professional Development oversees and manages the Career Development Office’s professional development programs, including programming required by the ABA. The incumbent will be responsible for designing, producing and presenting programming and creating and maintaining Career Development Office materials with minimal supervision. The Director will have regular meetings with the Assistant Dean for the Career Development Office, under whose department it is directly housed, and will be involved in other Career Office efforts and programming.

The Director will need to assess and continuously improve the programs, resources and advising tools and approaches to support student and alumni career and professional development within this arena. The Director will work with other constituencies, including faculty, faculty committees, the clinics and centers, student organizations, and other departments to promote these goals and to integrate efforts across all sectors of the campus.

The Department is seeking an analytical professional who can assess the efficacy of current programming, can articulate a vision for professional development and professional identity formation programming that has a transformative effect on the student experience and student employment outcomes, and can creatively integrate that vision into our very collaborative CDO.

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Counsels and coaches students and alumni concerning career planning and job search strategies, as well as overall professional development;
  • Creates and delivers professional development programming content and course materials, develops learning metrics and outcomes, evaluates student participation and learning, assesses outcomes, works across departments to enlist support participation in programming;
  • Oversees the professional development programming for first year students and is responsible for assessing outcomes and developing learning metrics for each incoming class.
  • Works with Bay Area law schools to maintain relationships, address consortium-wide concerns, and produce professional development events;
  • Organizes and executes career fairs, panels, and workshops;
  • Coordinates co-sponsorship of office programs with student organizations including developing content for the events, generating programming ideas and suggesting speakers;
  • Produces written and on-line materials including handouts, videos, podcasts, and blog entries;
  • Instructs and assists students in the preparation of effective resumes and associated application materials and correspondence;
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with employers to enhance job opportunities;
  • Represents office among Professional Development peers in professional organization(s);
  • Develops, formulates, implements and evaluates yearly calendar of professional development programs, including workshops, panels, and networking events; and
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.


  • J.D. Degree and a least three years of legal practice experience (required);
  • Demonstrated experience delivering group presentations and preparing career-related educational materials or programming (required);
  • Two years of full-time experience involving career and/or professional development counseling in a law school or legal environment (preferred);
  • Experience working with diverse communities (including counseling, outreach, and programming) (preferred); and
  • Coaching experience and certification (preferred).


  • Knowledge of the legal profession and related recruiting practices and hiring needs of legal employment;
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, communication and counseling skills;
  • Project management skills, including supervision and training;
  • Ability to interact with all segments of the legal community and provide programming and resources for a diverse law school population
  • Outstanding communication skills, both orally and in writing; and
  • Ability to formulate, implement, conduct, and facilitate career related workshops and comfortable presenting to audiences of all sizes.


Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Legal Insurance
  • University of California Retirement Plan (a defined benefit plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs

For your Work/Life Balance

  • Fifteen paid holidays per year
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter Benefits Program


This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Depending on the quality and number of the applications received, only the better qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview. The position is open until filled.

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The skills listed above are comprehensive, and we understand there are great candidates who possess only a subset of those skills, or who have other important skills. If you match some of these skills, please do not hesitate to apply.

UC Law SF is an equal opportunity employer. UC Law SF strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Law SF is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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