Director, Office of Professional and Leadership Development - McDonough School of Business

Washington D.C.
Jul 14, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Full Time
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Director, Office of Professional and Leadership Development - McDonough School of Business

Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business (MSB) develops principled leaders committed to serving both business and society. Through our global perspective, we prepare students to compete in today's international business environment.

The Director provides strategic leadership and oversight in creating and delivering innovative career development programming to 1400+ students and 100+ business minors in the Georgetown McDonough undergraduate program.  S/he manages an overall strategy and develops programming that supports the mission of empowering students to make career decisions associated with their goals and objectives through career education, mentorship, and self-reflection in a Jesuit context. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:


  • Manages and plans the OPLD operation budget; gathers and analyzes financial data; and monitors expenses and authorizes expenditures.
  • Oversees a coaching staff of five hourly coaches; and reviews contracts, ensuring that contracts are approved annually, that invoices are paid, that hours match student demand, and that hours are being marketed; and supports coaches who may have student issues.
  • Oversees student workers, completes hiring and exit forms, schedules hours, assigns tasks and ensures that task quality is above par.
  • Oversees and participates in the preparation and updating of newsletters, handbooks, guides and brochures.
  • Oversees the management of social and electronic media outlets.
  • Oversees the acquisition and use of information systems for managing records and data (Salesforce); and determines and adopts best practices in using data to provide personalized services, tailor offerings, and maximize program and services effectiveness.
  • Works with the Undergraduate Program Office, McDonough's Marketing and Communications department, and the Georgetown Office of Assessment and Decision Support to manage the design, distribution, compilation, and presentation of graduating senior placement survey data for internal use and external data sharing.
  • Assists in Tropaia and Graduation planning as needed
  • Participates in Georgetown McDonough committees and cross-campus committees as needed.

Career Education

  • Oversees and participates in the advisement of students in career issues and strategies, internship search methods, resume' preparation and related matters; determines career counseling needs of individual students as well as groups of students; and develops action plans accordingly.
  • Oversees and participates in the planning and delivery of student workshops and seminars (for example, the Career Workshop Series, covering pertinent topics such as career planning, placement process, interview techniques and resume' preparation), providing relevant programs for a range of students from first-year students and students who are early in their career exploration process through senior students.
  • Plans and chaperones career treks in Washington, D.C., New York City and throughout the country.
  • Partners with other McDonough undergraduate program staff to deliver integrated student services throughout the student lifecycle from prospective student to enrolled student to alum.
  • Ensures OPLD activities are coordinated with other campus and school offices to enhance the efficiency and quality of services via integration and complementarity.
  • Maintains awareness of hiring trends and uses the information to improve the effectiveness of OPLD.

Employer Development

  • Oversees, manages and expands relationships with existing corporate recruiters and other company representatives in under-represented industries; and generates new leads/relationships within targeted industries and functions for off-campus recruiting while performing outreach for current students.
  • Establishes and cultivates contacts with corporate recruiters to develop internship and full-time job opportunities in the Washington D.C. area, New York City, the U.S. and internationally.
  • Partners with the Cawley Career Education Center, Alumni Career Services, the Corporate Relations Office, and the Development Office to enhance and leverage corporate and alumni relations in mutually beneficial ways.
  • Attends professional meetings to stay current on career and employment trends, and ensures Georgetown McDonough maintains a presence in the recruitment community.
  • Works with the MBA Career Center to address the needs of employers who are looking for both MBA and BSBA talent.
  • Develops and oversees mentorship and networking opportunities for students

Mentorship and Networking

  • Identifies opportunities to network with alumni in order to augment career development and recruitment, enhance alumni participation and broaden the employer base for the school.
  • Oversees the Alumni Mentor Program - recruits students and mentors, develops and schedules programming, and ensures that students are participating in the program as per requirements.
  • Oversees the Senior Coaches Program, in which seniors meet and network with underclassmen to share their experiences in the recruiting process.
  • Works with Alumni Career Services to organize and execute annual alumni networking events, such as Careers for the Common Good, Wall St. Alliance Networking Event, and events throughout the country.
  • Develops and oversees mentorship and networking opportunities for students.

Self-Reflection and Career Exploration

  • Participates in New Student Orientation, GAAP days and other prospective and new student events. 
  • Oversees self-assessment distribution; and assists students in finding a starting point in their career development journey.
  • Oversees the Facul-Tea series, recruiting both faculty members and students for small-group networking
  • Liaises with faculty and coaches to develop programming that encourages students to use self-reflection as part of the career development process.

Student Organizations

  • Serves as an advisor to career-oriented student groups and organizations; assists and advises student organization events; and follows up with contacts from these events to facilitate partnerships.
  • Develops and implements operational policies and procedures for student groups.
  • Develops and implements financial policies and procedures for student groups.
  • Develops leadership programming to assist student organization leaders in developing as a leader and as a whole person.
  • Oversees joint programing between undergraduate student organizations and MBA organizations.
  • Collaborates with OPLD student organizations regarding employer contacts that would benefit members.
  • Oversees and participates in the planning and execution of recruiting events, including the spring Marketing Week and the StartupHoyas career fair.


  • Master's degree
  • 5 to 7 years of progressively more challenging work in higher education administration
  • Versatile and knowledgeable in all modern social media platforms
  • Confident with website design, software used to design brochures, Salesforce (or other relational databases), and Qualtrics (or other on-line survey platforms)
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and technical/analytical

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