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Job Description -- Public Interest Law Center Assistant Director

The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) Assistant Director, reporting directly to and working under the supervision of the PILC Director, plays a critical role in Pace Law School's public interest community, assuming responsibility for managing and implementing many of the PILC programs, providing public interest career counseling to law students and alumni, and representing Pace Law School and the PILC to the larger legal community.

The Assistant Director is responsible for:
• Daily operation and management of many PILC programs, including the PILC Summer Fellowship Program and the annual calendar of public interest career programs;
• Public interest career counseling for 1L's, 2L's, 3L's, and alumni, including conducting counseling sessions, editing resumes and cover letters, mock interviewing, and advising students and alumni in internship and post-graduate career activities;
• Coordination of the PILC Summer Fellowship Program, including supervising the application process, coordinating with other law school and university departments, implementation of Federal Work Study requirements, and conducting site visits;
• Managing student participation in annual public interest career events, such as the NYU Career Fair and Equal Justice Works Career Fair;
• Supervision of the annual PILSO online auction;
• Collaborating with the Center for Career and Professional Development on creating and co-sponsoring programs;
• Speaking regularly at PILC and CCPD events;
• Assigning tasks and overseeing the work of PILC student assistants;
• Managing the Pro Bono Justice Program, including outreach to and collaboration with legal services agencies, bar associations, and other partners;
• Assisting students in complying with New York State's new 50-hour pro bono rule, including providing pro bono opportunities, and coordinating with other law school departments such as the Office for Student Services and John Jay Legal Services;
• Representing Pace Law School and the PILC in the broader public interest community through activity on specific bar associations, such as the Westchester Pro Bono LAC Committee, the WWBA, the Metro Area Advisors Group, and others;
• Creating and regularly updating PILC career guides, handouts, fellowship and job listings and maintaining the PILC's pages on the Pace Law School website;
• Assisting the Director in creating new programs and initiatives for law students and alumni;
• Assisting the Director with projects and paperwork as needed;
• Other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate would possess a JD and have a minimum of 1-5 years of legal experience in the public sector. S/he would possess a strong knowledge base of public interest legal employers and an understanding of the practice of public interest law and pro bono legal services. S/he would demonstrate strong interpersonal, writing, individual and public speaking, administrative and organizational skills; work well both independently and with a team and possess initiative, enthusiasm and creativity. S/he would possess the skills to collaborate extensively with students, law school faculty, administration, and departments, public interest employers and outside entities.

Applications may only be submitted through Pace University's career site, at https://careers.pace.edu. Interested candidates can search for the posting number: 197563. Applications are being considered immediately, and on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

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