Assistant Director for Undergraduate Professional Development

Washington D.C.
Aug 02, 2017
Nov 28, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director for Undergraduate Professional Development, Graduate Career Center - Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Center (SFS GCC) serves students and alumni from eight SFS graduate programs as well as four programs from the Government Department, providing individual career advising, targeted job search skills workshops, a regular Career Bulletin, access to targeted employers through information/industry sessions and site visits and access to WalshWorks, a database featuring thousands of job and internship postings.

The Assistant Director for Undergraduate Professional Development manages and facilitates the professional development programs and initiatives for SFS undergraduate students, ensuring cross-campus collaboration on these programs and initiatives with the Graduate Career Center, the Cawley Career Education Center, and the SFS Undergraduate Program (BSFS).  Reporting to the Director of the SFS GCC, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Program Management

  • Develops and manages a professional development curriculum targeting the career needs and objectives of BSFS students.
  • Assesses undergraduate needs and research industry trends to provide current and impactful professional development opportunities. 
  • Works with the GCC and Cawley Career Education Center staff to survey students, employers, and alumni for feedback.
  • Ensures primary employer relationships are maintained with the Cawley Career Education Center.
  • Develops and manages a summer series of online/webinar professional development programs for BSFS students.
  • Manages a professional development calendar, related curriculum, and contracts and logistics for facilitators.
  • Collaborates with the SFS GCC and the Cawley Career Education Center on scheduling recruiters in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
  • Manages BSFS integration and use of WalshWorks.

Group Coaching

  • Teaches or co-teaches a Career Development course for juniors and a job strategy class for seniors to supplement resources at the Cawley Career Education Center.
  • Coaches and advises groups of undergraduate students on career development and job search strategies, resume development, networking, interview strategy, and salary negotiation.
  • Develops a set of best practices for undergraduates to use in outreach and communication with employers, recruiters, and alumni.

Communication and Outreach

  • Creates and manages an undergraduate communications strategy.
  • Manages social media (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) and WalshWorks.
  • Develops and maintains content for the SFS website relating to undergraduate professional development services and opportunities.
  • Manages program and workshop information and ensures information sharing and coordination among BSFS students and deans, the Cawley Career Education Center, and the SFS GCC.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with alumni and employers to create quality employment opportunities for BSFS students. 
  • Recruits alumni and industry experts to work directly with students on career management strategies.
  • Creates channels of communication to disseminate information on events and programs to undergraduates and relevant academic units.


  • Master's degree
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of career development, including experience in a university or other educational setting, and experience that is applicable to working with undergraduate students seeking employment in international affairs
  • Solid understanding of career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory as it relates to career management and related tools such as MBTI, DISC, and StrengthsFinder
  • Proficiency in career-related technologies
  • Ability to contribute to web content concerning resumes and cover letters, use video to help students with mock interviews, and contribute to and search databases
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, flexibility, and ability to understand the varied career interests of current undergraduate students

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience using career coaching models
  • Experience using Symplicity

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