Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Law and Social Impact Career Advisor

United States

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number S01189

Position Title Law and Social Impact Career Advisor Department Gordon Career Center -1126 Job Category Staff Posting Position Type Full-Time Work Location On Campus Pay Type Salaried Salary Range

$61,300- $72,300

Compensation Practices

Experience is taken into consideration in the determination of salary offers. For more information visit https: // www. wesleyan.edu/hr/handbook/compensation- practices/index.html

Position Details

The Gordon Career Center works with students of all class years to translate their liberal education into a lifetime of meaningful work. Its innovative approach to career education encourages students to design their own careers by exploring the intersection between their interests, the skills they have and wish to acquire, and market demand.

The Center links students to alumni, employers, and graduate programs around the globe in fields that reflect the impressive breadth of opportunities explored by Wesleyan graduates.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Career Advising (Social Sciences), the Law and Social Impact Career Advisor is responsible for providing guidance to students interested in careers in law, as well as related professions commonly pursued by students with an interest in the social sciences and social impact work, including but not limited to government, policy, foreign relations, international development, NGOs, elected office, and social justice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise students who are considering careers in law and related fields on how to explore their interests and skills and ensure that they are well- educated in the career planning process.
  • Provide advising, mock interview, and application support for students and alumni seeking entrance into law and graduate school.
  • Provide one-on-one advising, mock interviews, and application support to students participating in recruiting activities with employers.
  • Develop targeted programming aimed at educating students on career paths in law and social impact fields.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for assigned academic departments, administrative offices, and student groups for the purpose of providing information about the office and collaborating on programming.
  • Work closely with employer relations team to cultivate and maintain recruiting relationships with related employers and law schools.
  • Work with students in the general advising pool as needed to help them communicate their career-related values, skills, and interests to networking contacts and potential employers through resumes, cover letters, and personal statements.
  • Participate in the implementation of programs and events (employer information sessions, career treks to offsite locations, etc.) as needed throughout the year.
  • Liaise with Wesleyan alumni and parents, including Wesleyan's designated alumni professional networks and affinity groups, to provide connections for students and to cultivate job and internship opportunities.
  • Serve on internal working groups as assigned.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • This is an on-campus position located in Middletown, CT

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree and four years of experience working in a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    Demonstrated knowledge of careers in law or related professions.

    Must be flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of the office as they arise.

    Proven ability to work as a member of a high-functioning, collaborative team.

    Ability to communicate how a liberal arts education can lead to a successful law career.

    Ability to develop and implement relevant programming.

    Ability to identify and track data.

    Ability in supporting student transitions and challenges.

    Ability to work with faculty to promote careers outcome.

    Must be flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of the office as they arise.

    Proven ability to work as a member of a high-functioning, collaborative team.

    Effective communication skills including presenting to both small and large groups.

    Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and work collegially with individuals of different backgrounds.

    Strong evidence of organizational and time management skills.

    Ability to learn new technology platforms quickly.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Graduate degree or relevant professional certification.

    Demonstrated knowledge of the admission process at, or track record of working with students entering, top ranked law schools.

    Exposure to a liberal arts college as a student, employee, or recruiter.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    The position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by June 30, 2023 when first review of applications will begin.

    Additional Information

    All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate's completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

    Wesleyan University requires proof of COVID -19 vaccination and booster (if eligible under CDC guidelines) or an approved exemption prior to first day of employment.


    Wesleyan offers a broad range of employee benefits and development opportunities, including comprehensive group insurance plans, wellness programs and incentives, generous paid time off and retirement plans. We also offer flexible work schedules, employee and dependent tuition programs, as well as access to Wesleyan's BLS & GLS programs for those who qualify (tuition is waived for up to 2 courses a term; some fees and taxes may apply).

    Detailed information on the benefits of working at Wesleyan is located at: https: // wesleyan.edu/hr/careers/prospective-resources.html.

    Quick Link https: // careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/9681

    Supplemental Questions

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  • Please tell us how you specifically heard about this position? ( e.g CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, Higher Ed, InsideHigher Ed, CT.Jobs etc.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Optional & Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

    Job details


    Law and Social Impact Career Advisor


    Wesleyan University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 30, 2023

    Job type



    Law,Social Science

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