Director, Graduate Career Center - Graduate School of Arts and Science
Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by Georgetown University
Director, Graduate Career Center - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Director, Graduate Career Center provides leadership and strategic vision to the staff of the Graduate Career Center (GCC). The GCC supports the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Georgetown College, School of Continuing Studies (SCS), School of Nursing and Health Studies (NHS) students directly, and indirectly serves all graduate students on campus. The Director position ensures that Georgetown graduate students are able to explore career options and identify opportunities that align with their goals, facilitates specialized programs and creates relationships to connect students with employers and alumni, and works with employers to generate internships and full-time employment. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Responsibility for the strategic direction of the Graduate Career Center, and the execution of career services delivered.
- Responsibilities will include: graduate program strategic careers advising, career coaching, project management, management of contract career coaches, oversight of career curricular, event management, employer and alumni outreach and administration.
- Serves as a University expert on industry and employment trends and collaborates with campus colleagues to enhance graduate students' career development.
- Initiates and maintains relationships with academic deans, faculty, advisors, and university administrators to enhance student growth and engagement, experiential learning, and post-graduation outcomes.
- Serve as the primary liaison between the university, its students and alumni, and potential employers on a state, regional, national, and international scale.
- Responsibilities include the fiscal planning and management for career services, including all operations and staffing matters.
- Establish key metrics and assessment strategies to better understand the career development process, track post-graduation activities, and inform the center's programs and services.
- Ensures the Graduate Career Center integrates the Jesuit tradition in its work with students by focusing on the development of the whole person, fostering students' desire to serve others, and encouraging reflection.
The Assessment portion of the role provides leadership for assessment and reporting functions for the Graduate Career Center and assures that regular assessment is pursued and results are shared and highlighted appropriately.
- Master's degree required
- 7-10 years of experience in higher education and/or closely related fields
- Knowledge of career development theories and practice, recruiting strategies and trends, and staff management and development. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Handshake. Knowledge of or the ability to learn career services management applications and software.
- Ability to gather, analyze, and report on student learning outcomes and other data is essential.
- Must possess exceptional speaking and writing skills and be able to communicate to a variety of constituents.
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