Assistant Director Career Management – LLM Tax

Firm Name: 
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Type: 
Law School
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois

The Assistant Director Career Management counsels and develops programs for LLM Tax students with regard to all aspects of career development and opportunities, designs and implements new programs to meet student and market needs, markets law students and law programs to potential employers, and maintains relationships with employers.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Provide career counseling to students in the LLM Tax program regarding job search strategies, all aspects of career development, and employment opportunities. In addition, assist alumni in their ongoing career advancement.
• Develop and implement tailored programming to facilitate students' job search strategies. This includes panel discussions, workshops, mock interview programs, webinars, mentor programs, and coaching on effectively building a career network. Produce new online career related resources for student to use and reference.
• Plan, organize, and execute the TARE (Tax Attorney Recruiting Event) job fair in Washington DC in cooperation with partnering law schools (Northwestern, Boston, and University of Florida. This includes marketing to employers, managing employer relations, interview scheduling in Symplicity, and running the event in D.C.
• Market the law school and LLM Tax students to domestic and international employers in order to expand the number and diversity of employment opportunities. This includes developing, enhancing and implementing print and web-based resources for LLMs to successfully secure employment. In addition, perform employer marketing visits, attend ABA tax section meetings and alumni events, create marketing materials, and further strengthen relationships with employers to promote on campus recruiting
• Maintain knowledge and familiarity with the general state of the economy and the legal market (domestic and international) and its effects on hiring practices, market differentiation, individual employers’ hiring practices and practice areas and employment trends. This includes not only legal positions but also non-legal emerging employers and jobs for law graduates, including identifying trends and job types, and advising others within the law school of employment opportunities for students within all of the law school’s graduate programs.
• Collect data and produce reports on employment, student and employer recruitment program statistics and programming feedback. Benchmark career services against peer institutions.
• Collaborate with the Office of Admission during student recruitment season by meeting with potential LLM Tax students and answering questions that relate to a career in tax law. Participate in admission-focused events.
• Attend to other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications: 

Minimum Qualifications:
• JD, LLM, MBA or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 2 years work experience in the legal or tax profession.
• Excellent interpersonal, management, and communication skills. Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, alumni, faculty, Law School administration and staff, employers, and recruiters.
• Proven leadership, organizational and project management skills. Experience handling multiple projects at once. Knowledge and experience of professional office standards and procedures.
• Ability to work successfully under pressure and to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work successfully as a member of a team.
• Ability to exercise independent judgment, initiate new projects, set priorities and manage time.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Tax LLM.
• One or more years of experience in a career services office, in legal professional development or human resources.
• Substantive experience working in the area of tax or tax-related law.

To Apply: 

• Visit http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers/
• Under “Search for Jobs & Apply Now”, select “External Applicants”
• Search for “32400”

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.