|Job Description :
Student Services Manager I
Associate Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development
School of Law
Advertised Minimum Salary
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience with band 6
Location of Vacancy
Hours per Week
Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
Type of Staff Position
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Job Search Category
About University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation’s best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below
The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu. Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.
Benefit Eligibility Type
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement
State Insurance Programs
Advertised Job Summary
The Associate Director of the Office of Career & Professional Development counsels individual students and alumni to maximize employment prospects based on individual interests, abilities, and opportunities. The Associate Director will collaborate with law school faculty, staff, and alumni to plan and execute career and professional development programs, workshops, and networking events. The Associate Director will develop job search and professional development resources. The Associate Director will be involved in implementing the office’s employer relations strategy. The Associate Director will assist with data collection to ensure accurate reporting of employment statistics. The Associate Director will be proficient in software tools such as Symplicity, Excel, and will ensure proper data management and collection techniques. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Career & Professional Development.
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.
J.D. with at least two years practice experience in the public or private sector OR other degree with at least two years experience in law school career services or legal recruitment.
Employee must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to work in a professional manner with students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff. Must have ability to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students. Must adapt to various personalities and needs. Must have or be willing to build relevant professional knowledge, including knowledge of traditional and nontraditional legal employment options. Must understand or be willing to learn about various employment settings and their hiring criteria and methods. Must be willing to build knowledge in a wide range of practice areas in order to assist students in their career planning. Must be able to develop strategies to meet employment goals in changing market and economic conditions. Must be willing to learn NALP principles and standards and ABA employment reporting protocols. Must have planning and organizational skills. Must be able to set priorities, maintain deadlines, and work on multiple projects simultaneously. Must have problem-solving skills and ability to exercise good judgment. Must be able to weigh options. Prefer employee to be creative, innovative, and enthusiastic in exploring new ways to provide career development support to students and optimize law school’s employment outcomes. Must be proficient in data collection and analysis. Must be proficient or willing to quickly become proficient in software packages such as Symplicity, Excel, and others.
Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive
Hazardous weather category
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
We are only accepting applications submitted by April 15, 2022.
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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
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Do you have at least a Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience?
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