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Career Advisor

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by Georgetown University

Washington, WA
18 Oct 2018
Annual Salary
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Career Advisor - Graduate Career Center (GCC), School of Foreign Service (SFS)

The Career Advisor of the Graduate Career Center (GCC) of the School of Foreign Service (SFS) contributes to the development and implementation of career services by providing career counseling services for our graduate students as well as alumni. The Career Center advises approximately 1,000 master's degree candidates in eight SFS graduate programs and three graduate programs in the School of Government and over 4,000 alumni.

SFS is committed to assuring that our graduate students utilize fully their academic studies in making career choices. The GCC delivers critical services that our graduate students cannot receive at any other facility at the University. The Center also delivers support to alumni as they advance in their careers. The Advisor is certified in career assessment such as the MBTI, and works with students to develop individual career development plans for their two-year stay at the university, meets one-on-one with students to address resume and cover letter preparation, plan and advise about internships, and conduct mock interviews. He/she manages and evaluates all career development workshops, job search and strategy skills, and develops take-away information and materials from such sessions. He/she develops career development materials (examples of best practice resumes, cover letters, etc.) for hard copy and online delivery. Duties include but are not limited to:

Outreach, Reporting and Data Management

  • Facilitate the collection and dissemination of employment, internship and Center usage statistics across the GSFS for Board of Visitors meetings, website publication, and APSIA.
  • Enter data in Symplicity to provide regular overviews of students served and counselor evaluations by students.
  • Serve as the Student Club Liaison to support club programming and increase club partnerships across GSFS.
  • Reach out to targeted employers, alumni, and recruiters to develop industry partnerships for career development programs and initiatives.
  • Support Symplicity job postings, kiosks, etc.
  • Maintain current knowledge of recommended books, periodicals and other resources for Career Center use concerning resumes, cover letters and job search strategies.

Career Counseling and Career Curriculum Program Management

  • Develop and implement career development programs and initiatives in collaboration with the Executive Director and Associate Director.
  • Facilitate the orientation of new students to the SFS GCC resume online and in-person over the summer months.
  • Provide individual and/or group career counseling, including (but not limited to) discussions of resumes, cover letters, job searching, interviewing, networking, the one-minute pitch, and CV preparation.
  • Plan and implement the Career Development program calendar for each semester and summer.
  • Facilitate career development workshops, seminars, and other forums for graduate students on career building skills.
  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of adult learning theory as it relates to career management, including tools such as MBTI, DISC and StrengthFinder.
  • Develop coaching expertise in federal resumes and federal hiring programs.
  • Keep up-to-date with employment trends, resume strategies and social media tools relating to career management.


  • Master's degree
  • At least five years' experience in the field of career development, including experience in a university or other educational setting, and experience that is applicable to working with graduate students seeking employment in international affairs
  • Solid understanding of career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors
  • Experience working with career development programs is preferred
  • Must be proficient in related technologies and able to contribute to web content concerning resumes, cover letters, etc., use a video camera to help students with mock interviews, and contribute to, search, and use databases
  • Previous experience using the Symplicity database platform is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory as it relates to career management including tools such as MBTI, DISC and StrengthFinder
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, flexibility, and ability to understand the varied career interests of current graduate students
  • Experience using career-coaching models is helpful

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