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Assistant Dean for Career Services

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Michigan State University College of Law

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Mar 26,2019

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Jan 24,2019


East Lansing, MI, United States


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The Michigan State University College of Law (“MSU Law”) seeks an experienced, engaging and energetic leader to serve as its next Assistant Dean for Career Services. The Assistant Dean will provide vision and leadership toward the Career Service Office’s ultimate goal of increasing student and alumni professional success and fulfillment, both regionally and nationally.

Reporting directly to the Dean of MSU Law, the Assistant Dean will manage and motivate the CSO team in providing proactive, comprehensive professional development, career planning, and career advising services for students and graduates of the law school.  The Assistant Dean will have significant experience developing and implementing a vision and strategic plan that expands employment opportunities for students and alumni in a changing and challenging legal marketplace, while continuing to innovate and improve the CSO. The successful candidate will collaborate and cultivate robust partnerships internally and externally to support career outcomes for students and graduates, ensure compliance with applicable reporting and other professional standards, and provide inspiring leadership and support to a dedicated staff.

The Assistant Dean for Career Services is also a vital member of MSU Law’s senior management team and works collaboratively with the Dean, Admissions, Student Engagement, Alumni Relations, and faculty and administrative colleagues. The Assistant Dean establishes short and long-range department goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; oversees collection, analysis, and reporting of employment data; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; identifies and implements changes required for improvement; counsels students and alumni on career strategies; develops programming to promote law practice skills and related matters; and works closely with the Externship Program Director.

MSU Law has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. All inquiries, applications, and nominations for this opportunity should be directed in confidence to the firm by clicking "Apply Now".

Michigan State University College of Law is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Law College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, genetic information, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or familial status.

The Law College actively encourages applications from underrepresented ethnic populations, women, veterans, person defined under the ADA and the LGBT community.

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Michigan State University College of Law

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This is an important moment in time for the College of Law as it reflects back on its unique 126-year history and at the same time, looks forward – with great optimism– to its promising future. The College of Law is a dynamic, student-centered academic community. The College of Law offers a legal education that challenges students’ intellect, broadens their experiences, and prepares them for successful and rewarding careers. The College is dedicated to providing a learning environment where students acquire the professional skills and ethical grounding needed to become excellent advocates, stalwart members of the bar, and leaders in their communities. With a new strategic plan and renewed curriculum in place, MSU Law is poised to reach a higher level of sustained excellence. MSU College of Law is perfectly situated in the heart of a Big Ten university, just minutes from the state capitol and in close proximity to Detroit, Grand Rapids and Chicago. The student body is made up of approximately 750 J.D. students and 80 students enrolled in various Master of Laws and Master of Jurisprudence programs. Approximately 50 percent of the students in the J.D. program are from Michigan, 45 percent are from states outside of Michigan, and 6 percent are international students. Additional information regarding MSU College of Law can be found at website.

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