Assistant Dean, Executive Career Development Center - McDonough School of Business

Washington D.C.
Mar 02, 2017
Aug 09, 2017
Full Time
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Assistant Dean, Executive Career Development Center - McDonough School of Business

Georgetown's McDonough School of Business (MSB) Executive Career Development Center comprises a highly specialized team dedicated to supporting the career aspirations of all Executive MBA and specialty Masters Students and Alumni. These aspirations include successful employment placements, career promotion campaigns, executive coaching, leadership development and global executive presence enhancement. Each of the degree programs has a unique student profile, demographic, and delivery format and requires customized solutions for career coaching, employer relations and curricula.

The Assistant Dean provides strategic leadership for and tactical management of career solutions design and delivery for

  • The Georgetown ESADE Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) - 6 modules
  • The Georgetown McDonough Executive MBA (EMBA) - 1 year, 6 modules
  • The Georgetown McDonough specialty Masters degrees as they emerge - multi-format

Across the Executive Career Development model, the Assistant Dean identifies needs, delineates areas of responsibility, and defines processes in order to ensure that team operations - which follow the student life cycle from admissions through alumni status - are optimized so that student and alumni services are delivered according to plan. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Admissions & Executive Outreach, the Assistant Dean has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • For each of the 3 Executive Education programs,
    • Deploys appropriate executive assessments
    • Manages annual events
    • Manages annual Executive Bio Book production
    • Develops portfolio of executive search and corporate recruiter relationships
  • Teams with the Executive Education senior leaders and academic directors to plan and execute career development solutions that are aligned with educational goals.
  • Manages stakeholder relationships with the strategic leaders and administrators of each program, faculty, and colleagues in admissions, student services, marketing & communications, and alumni relations.
  • Partners with University career services providers in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown Law, and Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and provides special delivery of career development courseware to non-MBA programs; and represents Georgetown at conferences, in professional associations, and at alumni networking receptions around the world.
  • Frequently interfaces with students through coaching interactions and delivery of group programs.
  • As the primary career course presenter, delivers original, MBA-specific career development guidance from an expert perspective to students from all Executive Education programs.
  • Works closely with degree-program staff and administrators to address student expectations, both in terms of informing and delivering career development product, to assure that career success is central to the student evaluation of each program
  • Manages the team, to include hiring, performance management, performance reviews for staff, and contracts, invoice oversight, and payment for contract coaches.
  • Manages the budget to include annual budget planning, spend management, and reporting.


  • Master's degree
  • At least fifteen years of professional leadership experience in human resources, organizational development, professional development, and or career development arenas
  • Career development expertise, with specific insights into job search and promotions strategy, tools, and practices
  • Exceptional executive-level presentation design and delivery skills
  • Exceptional one-on-one coaching skills
  • Proven ability to marshal formal and informal teams and to establish and monitor workflows and processes
  • Adept with written communication both to inform and influence across digital and traditional print media
  • Extensive experience in course development and deployment
  • Cross-cultural relationship management and negotiation
  • Ability to manage and evaluate staff performance
  • Competent with online media to include databases, inter and intranet content managers, social media sites, and campus recruiting software
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Preferred qualifications

  • Career Coaching and or Leadership Coaching certification(s)
  • Executive resume writing skills

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