Baylor Law seeks a Director of Employer Programs to support its Career Development Office (CDO). Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Career Development, the Director of Employer Programs for Baylor Law is a critical connection between the legal market and Baylor Law talent.
The Director of Employer Programs will be responsible for connecting law firms, corporations, government offices, and non-profit organizations with Baylor Law students to secure internship, field placement, and post-graduate opportunities. Primary duties of the Director of Employer Programs will include overseeing the implementation and support of on-campus, remote, external services for legal employers seeking Baylor Lawyers. In addition to the CDO team, the Director will collaborate with Baylor Law’s faculty and staff, particularly its director of alumni relations and diversity coordinator.
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Must be a team player with the ability to establish and cultivate rapport with students, alumni, and employers.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills with a strong customer service orientation.
Knowledge of legal hiring processes and familiarity with legal, business, and marketplace influences impacting law practice hiring.
Problem solving, time management, organizational, and project management skills are necessary for this role.
The candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Ability to develop marketing strategies.
Two years of a clean driving record and valid driver's license.
JD from ABA-accredited law school.
Licensed member of a state bar and in good standing.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Experience in law school career development setting.
Previous experience participating in the hiring process or on the recruiting committee for a legal employer.
Three years of relevant professional experience.
Graduate of Baylor Law.
What You Will Do
Develop job opportunities for law students and recent graduates to generate strong employment outcomes.
Administer application and program timelines for employment programs, including on-campus interviews, employer visits to campus, job fairs, consortium events, Government Honors, Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity Programs (LCLD), and post-graduate fellowships.
Utilize social media platforms as well as traditional outreach to market students and graduates to a wide variety of legal employers (law firms, the judiciary, government agencies, public interest organizations, and corporations) including strengthening existing relationships and creating new contacts.
Provide career counseling to law students and recent graduates related to employer programs.
Survey the employment status of graduates and students. Work closely with recent graduates, accurately report the employment status of graduates in annual reports to the American Bar Association and NALP. Track, compile, and analyze employment statistics and respond to trends or changing market conditions.
Represent the law school to internal and external audiences. Participate in professional association groups relating to legal career planning, including local bar associations as well as the National Association for Law Placement. Attend the annual NALP conference and participate in the association's committee work, as directed.
Assist in refining and implementing office policies as they relate to the recruiting process.
Centrally located in Waco, Texas, in a beautiful facility on the banks of the Brazos River, Baylor Law is by choice one of the smallest law schools in the nation. Since 1857, Baylor Law combines theory with practice throughout the curriculum and cultivates a commitment to service and responsibility in the community.