• Full Time
  • New York

Website Columbia Law School


Reporting to the Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, the Assistant Director of Recruiting will serve as a project manager for all on and off campus recruitment programs for private sector legal employers and law students and assist with employer outreach and engagement.


  • Manage and administer all recruitment programs operated by the Law School, including:
    • Early Interview Program
      • Manage employer participation throughout program, from registration to on-site or virtual coordination for each of the interview program days
      • Manage student participation throughout the program, including education of the online bidding lottery process through weekly newsletters, as well as conducting general market research
      • Manage relationships among law school and outside vendors including the virtual interview platform.
      • Along with the Dean, participate in contract negotiation with outside vendors
      • Keep OCS team abreast of employer participation updates
    • Fall and Spring On-Campus Interview Programs
      • Manage employer and student participation
      • Manage “on-site” coordination for the length of the program
      • Actively reach out to current and potential employers to increase participation in Fall and Spring OCI interview programs
      • Collaborate with the office of Social Justice Initiatives regarding employer outreach and interview program management
    • Overseas-Trained LL.M. Student Interview Program
      • Manage international employer and student participation, as well as all billing, on behalf of all 7 participating schools and over 300 students Manage relationship among law school and other outside vendors
      • Along with the Dean, participate in contract negotiation with outside vendors
      • Manage relationship among participating law schools
      • Actively reach out to current and potential employers to increase participation in LL.M interview program
      • Generate reports for bidding analytics for all participating schools
    • Off-Campus Job Fairs
      • Manage school’s participation in off-campus job fairs, including updating annual information pertaining to fairs, providing notice to students, researching new offerings and coordinating any required registrations
    • Payment and Expense Tracking
      • Oversee all billing and invoices, including tracking expenses and payments, sending statements, reconciling discrepancies and relaying payments to the Business Office with assistance from the program coordinator for all Law School interview programs
      • Develop processes and procedures for collecting student input on recruiting program structure, including focus groups
      • Manage collection and dissemination of employer statistics: Create reports including relevant statistics, year over year comparison, trends analysis
      • Collect and maintain a database of recruiting and CLS involvement statistics by employer
      • Prepare and communicate employer hiring data to students
      • Provide employer reports to Dean upon request
      • Complete annual NALP fall recruiting survey and relevant portions of the annual NALP Law School Directory
      • Manage communication with current and potential employers to explain recruitment policies
      • Work closely with the Assistant Director of Programming to communicate engagement opportunities to new and existing employers that could lead to improved recruitment results.
    • Manage Student Casuals
      • Manage all assignments given to casuals
      • Coordinate weekly casual work schedules
    • Symplicity Management
      • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and Systems and Communications Manager, maintain and update contact information and employer lists, including any new fields to reflect year over year changes in each employer’s profile.
      • Conduct outreach to employers to ensure all open positions are posted on Symplicity.


Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required. 2-4 years of recruitment or project management experience, preferably in a law school or law firm, desired. Strong attention to detail. Sound judgment. Superior organizational and management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Computer literacy and knowledge of Symplicity or similar career management system preferred. Experience dealing with professional communities. Patience, diligence and a good sense of humor. Must be able to work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work environment. 


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