Career Consultant, Sturm College of Law

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Legal Professionals, Business Operations / Services, Career Development, Academic Administration
Division: Sturm College of Law

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Career Development and working closely with other members of the CDO team, the Career Consultant will engage in one-on-one career counseling, group programming, employer outreach, and other activities designed to expand professional opportunities for students and graduates. The Career Consultant’s counseling and programming will address the evolving legal job market, effective job search strategies, networking, interviewing, cover letter/resume writing, and other matters bearing on professional development. In collaboration with the Director of External Relations and the Director of the Externship Program, the Career Consultant will work to strengthen and expand relationships with employers. They will additionally assist in compiling employment statistics for the purposes of analysis and submission to outside bodies.

Position Summary

A recognized leader in experiential learning and interdisciplinary research, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most innovative and ascendant law schools. Located in a dynamic and beautiful urban setting, the Sturm College of Law features an outstanding and diverse student body, a faculty that includes some of the most accomplished legal scholars in the nation, a motivated and highly professional staff, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains. In addition to its full-time and part-time Juris Doctor (JD) programs, the Sturm College of Law offers a set of pioneering and nationally recognized master’s degrees in fields such as environmental law and policy, international business transactions, and tax. The Sturm College of Law seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, and dedicated professional on a full-time basis to serve as a Career Consultant within its Career Development Office (CDO).

Essential Functions

  • Provide effective career counseling to students and alumni of the Sturm College of Law across its JD, Master’s, LLM, and certificate programs.
  • Plan, promote, and execute career-related programming for students and graduates.
  • Work with the Director of External Relations and the Director of the Legal Externship Program to expand and strengthen relationships with current and prospective employers, including law firms, corporations, accounting firms, consulting firms, governmental employers, and non-profit organizations.
  • Assist in the compilation of employment-related data.
  • Undertake other functions as needed to advance the CDO’s short- and long-term goals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A strong compliance orientation
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of the evolving job market for law students and alumni
  • Strong attention to detail including grammatical, editing, and proofreading abilities
  • Ability to compile, analyze, and act on data
  • Proficiency with relevant technologies, including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong time management skills and ability to flex and shift priorities when needed

Required Qualifications

  • JD or equivalent from an accredited law school
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a legal-professional setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a variety of projects and with a variety of constituents in a high-performing setting (Please address these in your application materials)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in a legal-professional setting
  • Experience with advising and counseling in a higher education or legal professional setting
  • Experience planning, organizing, and executing programs and/or events 
  • Experience building and maintaining collaborative relationships with internal and external constituents 

Working Environment

  1. Standard office environment
  2. Unexpected interruptions occur often, and stress level is moderate to high
  3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.
  4. Ability to travel to and attend legal community events

Physical Activities

  1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
  2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to and occasionally exceeding 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  In accordance with the University’s flexible work policy, this position is eligible to be considered for partial remote work. Further details regarding this plan will be determined with the hiring manager and are dependent on the division and team-specific needs.

Application Deadline
For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 25, 2024.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $55,000-$65,000

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Please give an example of a time when you worked collaboratively on a variety of projects and with a variety of constituents in a work setting

The University of Denver is an equal-opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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