Assistant Director for Employer Relations and Career Development, Office of Career Development - Mc

Washington D.C.
Aug 22, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director for Employer Relations and Career Development, Office of Career Development - McCourt School of Public Policy

Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy (MCPP) offers dynamic and flexible executive education options for individual professionals or customized experiences for domestic and international organizations.

The Assistant Director serves as the Office of Career Development's outreach strategist who targets employer partnerships, outreach, and relationship management. S/he manages current employer relationships and uses industry data and client feedback to develop engagement strategies for new employers in key industries, as well as manages employer profiles in McCourt Connects (our internal database for current students and alumni), job postings, application deadlines, employer information sessions, and site visits. The Assistant Director provides career advice and expertise to the holistic and student-focused career development services for more than 400 McCourt students and more than 4,000 alumni. S/he counsels students and alumni in career planning and job searches, develops and conducts workshops on job search techniques and related issues, manages the budget for career curriculum programs/resources, and coordinates and organizes employer and internship data. Reporting to the Director, Office of Career Development and Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Employer Development

  • Creates and implements the employer development strategic plan for building and facilitating connections leading to the recruitment of McCourt students, and assesses and refines annually.
  • Conducts proactive research on industry trends, providing routine reports to OCD staff.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with industry partners and recruiters, including:                                                             
    • Advises employers on strategies for successful branding and recruiting at McCourt;
    • Provides leadership for, coordination of, or assistance with various recruiting events; and
    • Manages recruiting event scheduling and employer site visits.
  • Ensures that employer engagement reflects student/alumni interest across sectors.
  • Oversees communication and outreach to employers, students, and alumni via emails, surveys, and weekly digital newsletters.
  • Manages daily administration of on­-campus recruiting programs and web­-based recruiting services including:
    • Consultation and correspondence with employers, students and faculty;
    • Analysis and approval of job postings and employer accounts;
    • Management of on­-campus recruiting schedules and auxiliary campus events;
    • Logistics and troubleshooting; and
    • Tracking of related data and outcomes.
  • Raises awareness of and interest in the McCourt School and its students by targeting and cultivating relationships with employers and alumni through individual outreach and special events.
  • Facilitates relationships between employers, the University community, alumni, faculty and staff for employer engagement purposes.
  • Manages communication and logistics for all employer related programs and events and interaction with student clubs.

Counseling and Program Management

  • Provides individual career counseling to graduate students and alumni by keeping abreast of counseling techniques and trends to effectively provide career counseling services and oversight.
  • Assists in the development of comprehensive career programming, including individual and/or group career counseling - for example, resumes, cover letters, job searching, interviewing, networking, the one-minute pitch, and salary negotiation - and Alumni to student engagement opportunities, including networking events and panel discussion
  • Manages budget for career curriculum programs/resources while acting as a liaison in the area of graduate student careers
  • Identifies career-related materials and resources of particular relevance to graduate students;
  • Assists with internal projects to continuously improve use of technology, website content, availability of online resources and job search tools, and any other resources, systems, and processes that help facilitate the career development and recruiting processes.

Reporting and Data Collection

  • Gathers, collects, cleans, manages assessments, and analyzes data on employer hiring and student employment earnings.
  • Provides reports that chronicle student involvement, assess data, and implement changes to the program.
  • Compiles career-related statistics for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Conducts needs assessment of career development services for graduate students, assesses learning and development outcomes, determines program evaluation results, and reports results and findings.
  • Manages budget for career curriculum programs/resources.

Leadership and Supervision

  • Leads, manages, and supervises 1 to 3 undergraduate/graduate students, and provides leadership to event volunteers.
  • Provides leadership to student leaders regarding working with alumni and employers.
  • Provides support to other career-related activities and events.
  • Serves on School and University committees as needed.


  • Master's degree in Counseling, higher education administration, career development, business, public policy, or equivalent
  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience in higher education career services or related field
  • Experience and knowledge of career development, job search strategies, sector trends, industry hiring cycles, and management and tracking of clients through transition
  • Knowledge of public, private, not-for-profit, and multilateral employment sectors
  • Proven ability to forge strategic long-term partnerships with employers/alumni in the local, regional, and international markets
  • Strong public speaking, and communication, and customer service skills, with attention to detail and excellent executive presence
  • Organizational skills and the ability to make recommendations on career programming
  • Experience with management functions of Symplicity or a related CRM system

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