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Associate Director of Career and Professional Development and Externships

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, with locations in Michigan and Florida, seeks an Associate Director of Career and Professional Development and Externships. This position will be located at the Tampa Bay campus. The salary range is $43,800-$56,000.

The position reports to the Director of the Career and Professional Development (CPD) Office. The Associate Director is responsible for providing excellent career exploration, education and advising services to students and alumni; coordinate campus or local On-Campus Interviews to achieve superior employment outcomes; developing positive relationships with employers; coordinating and enhancing career development programs; promoting WMU-Cooley, CPD, students, and alumni within the employment community; and encouraging professional development activities including volunteer, pro bono, and public services programs. The Associate Director also is responsible for assisting the Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Practice Preparation by increasing experiential learning opportunities for students to serve their communities and strengthening the externship program; providing excellent externship advising to students; and, developing positive relationships with externship sites.

Successful candidates will possess all or many of the following qualifications and/or skills: Bachelor of Arts (B.A./B.S.) degree in a relevant discipline required, Juris Doctor (J.D.) required; 3-5 years law practice experience after obtaining law degree preferred; excellent communication, research and writing, organizational, and time-management skills required; superior student services and team-work required; knowledge of the legal market in the state and nationwide preferred; and, ability to interact positively with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Some evening and weekend work are required in addition to the regular schedule; may require some travel among Cooley campuses.

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected]. Please include “Associate Director of CPD and Externships” in the subject line. Ms. Viktoria Metcalfe, Human Resources Generalist, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 300 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing MI, 48933.  First consideration will be given to those who apply before March 14, 2022.  We are an equal employment opportunity employer.