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  • New York, NY
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Website Fordham University

Assistant Dean, Career Planning Center

Law School Career Planning & Placement, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Dean of the Law School, the Assistant Dean, Career Planning Center is a key member of the Fordham Law School senior management team who works closely with the Dean to enhance career opportunities for law students and alumni.


This position leads the office of the Career Planning Center, which is the principal source of career support for approximately 1300 JD students in the day and evening divisions and is the point of contact for more than 150 employers who recruit on campus each year and the hundreds more who recruit and hire Fordham law students and alumni in other ways.

Essential Functions        

Oversees counseling of students and alumni in their career development and job search strategies.
Oversees programming for students and alumni, on-campus and virtual interview program and other CPC initiatives.
Develops and maintains relationships with employers.
Plans and implements an innovative marketing strategy to expand the recruitment opportunities for students both locally and nationwide for legal employers and other career paths for lawyers.
Represents CPC externally, including presentations to employers, alumni groups and other constituents.
Manages the employment reporting protocol for the Law School’s primary regulator, the ABA; generates employment and other statistics for reporting to US News and NALP; and produces reports for other purposes.
Partners with the two peer stand-alone offices, the Public Interest Resource Center and the Center for Judicial Engagement & Clerkships, as well as other administrative offices, students and other constituencies within the Law School community.
Supervises a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.
Oversees the CPC budget and related financial matters.
Sets policies for the Career Planning Center.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Supervises the work of other Fordham employees who are individual contributors. Responsible for hiring, training and developing, managing performance and administering corrective action. Has significant input in compensation decisions.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum of 5 years in a career development role

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Knowledge of legal market and profession, with an emphasis on the career development needs of law students.
Ability to identify and analyze trends in the legal profession.
Experience counseling law students and alumni.
Proven ability to foster cooperative environments and work in a collegial fashion.
Excellent interpersonal, administrative and management skills, as well as strong communication skills.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Juris Doctor Degree strongly preferred
Experience with the NYC metro legal market.
2+ years in a supervisory capacity.

Minimum Starting Salary: $150,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $200,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.


FLSA: Exempt




APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/7004



Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories