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Career Advisor

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
United States

We are a premier international law firm headquartered in New York, currently seeking a Career Advisor with strong interpersonal, organizational and entrepreneurial skills to develop and lead a career services program for Davis Polk lawyers and alumni. The Career Advisor will work with the Senior Alumni Manager to develop, manage and implement a program to assist current lawyers and alumni with career transitions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Develop and implement a robust and innovative career services program for lawyers and alumni.
• Develop measurable goals and track success of career services program.
• Collaborate on key initiatives and strategic planning tied to career services across firm departments.
• Develop trusted advisor relationships with and provide one-on-one support to associates and alumni navigating career transitions.
• Work with partners to identify job opportunities at client organizations.
• Develop and maintain relationships with alumni, recruiters and clients to solicit information about current and future job openings.
• Create networking opportunities among lawyers, clients and alumni.
• Before an active job search, assist associates and alumni with career planning.
• During an active job search, advise associates and alumni on all aspects of career search process (including search strategies, interview preparation, resume review, etc.).
• Leverage technology tools/platforms to provide top-notch and sophisticated career services.
• Identify job opportunities in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.
• Stay up-to-date on local job market across industries and report on general trends.
• Collaborate with the events team, the firm’s internal conference services department and external venues/vendors to plan and execute career development workshops, panel discussions, webinars, and other events.

• Ability to inspire trust and exercise discretion, confidentiality and exemplary judgment.
• Superior interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
• Empathic listener and creative problem-solver.
• Strong organizational and project management skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain executive credibility and presence.
• Highly professional demeanor and self-directed approach to work.
• Demonstrate strategic business acumen and analytical mindset.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as collaborate with others and work well in a team.

• Bachelor degree required (JD or other advanced degree preferred).
• Minimum of four years’ experience in the legal, professional services, higher education or recruiting industry.
• Coaching experience a plus.
• Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
• Knowledge of Contact Relationship Management systems a plus.