Associate Dean, Professional Development and Career Strategies
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
George Washington University Law School (“the Company”)has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Associate Dean, Professional Development and Career Strategies.
Organization: Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, D.C., and has become a highly ranked and respected institution within its 150 years, both accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law offers diverse academic opportunities in an atmosphere that fosters a strong sense of inclusion and community to a large, diverse, and highly motivated student body.
GW Law is consistently highly ranked for its specialized areas, including international law (#7), environmental law (#12), and intellectual property (#4) in “Best Law Schools” by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News also ranks GW Law’s part-time program as #2 in the country. GW Law’s constitutional law program offers students once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to learn from the nation’s brightest legal minds, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. GW Law also has the world’s preeminent government contracts law program, educating successful government procurement lawyers and acquisition professionals for over 60 years.
Overview: The Associate Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategies is a senior leadership position functioning as part of the Dean’s “cabinet” of advisors and responsible for a fundamental operation of the law school. This position will oversee the ongoing enhancement of the law school’s programs, from a strategic and long-term perspective. The core responsibilities of this position typically include providing direction, oversight, and management of a major function within an organization, typically including multiple units or programs within a school, developing a vision and strategic plan that fosters the development of policies and programming within the purview, that support the missions of the school and university, and creating an environment of collaboration and serve as a liaison between other departments and programs at GW. This position is responsible for all Career Center strategies, staffing, and activities, as well as relations between the Career Center and all other units within the law school, including the faculty. The Associate Dean for Professional Development and Career Strategies is the person responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of our “whole school” approach to maximizing employment outcomes for our JD graduates.
Experience: 8+ years of relevant professional experience, with strong knowledge of a broad range of legal career employment opportunities in local, regional, and national job markets. Ideal candidate possesses a strong understanding of career development issues affecting law students, lawyers, and the legal profession in private, public interest, and public service sectors.
Location/Relocation: Washington, D.C.
Compensation: Competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience, and exceptional benefits.
Credentials: JD from an ABA-accredited law school or relevant Master’s degree.
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