Assistant Director, Law Professional & Career Development

Staff Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University Law School welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Director, Professional & Career Development from qualified candidates looking to work as part of an outstanding team of professionals utilizing their legal training to guide and advise students as they enter the profession.  Reporting to the Associate Dean for Professional and Career Development, the Assistant Director will assist law students with their professional development through career counseling, employer development and professional skills training. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the entire PCD team to develop and deliver professional development classes and programs that most effectively prepare students for 21st century practice and legal job market in a wide range of practice settings. 

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide student-centered comprehensive career counseling, both individually and through workshops and related programming; such services will include individually tailored career and professional development counseling, resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation.
  • Maintain and expand experiential training and post-graduate opportunities.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of PD curricula and programming designed to provide students with training in 21st century competencies required for modern practice.
  • Assist the Assistant Dean for Professional and Career Development on various projects.
  • Serve as a liaison to law student groups and bar associations.


  • An earned J. D. is required. 
  • A minimum of three years law practice experience. Supervisory and/or counseling experience is helpful.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise considerable judgment and discretion on matters pertaining to student professional and career development.
  • Excellent communication skills to establish and cultivate rapport with students, alumni and employers.
  • Must be a team-player, possess eagerness to initiate new projects and ability to set priorities and employ time management. 
  • Strong computer literacy.          

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to.