Assistant Director for Undergraduate Professional Development

Washington D.C
Apr 05, 2019
May 23, 2019
Full Time
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Assistant Director for Undergraduate Professional Development

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 SFS GCC, the Cawley Career Education Center, and the SFS Undergraduate Program (BSFS). Duties include but are not limited to:

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

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

Communication and Outreach
  • Create and manage an undergraduate communications strategy.
  • Manage social media (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) and WalshWorks.
  • Develop and maintain content for the SFS website relating to undergraduate professional development services and opportunities.
  • Manage program and workshop information and ensure information sharing and coordination among BSFS students and deans, the Cawley Career Education Center, and the SFS GCC.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with alumni and employers to create quality employment opportunities for BSFS students. Recruit alumni and industry experts to work directly with students on career management strategies.
  • Create 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 is expected
  • Able to contribute to web content concerning resumes, cover letters, etc., use video to help students with mock interviews, and contribute to and search databases. Previous experience using Symplicity is highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, flexibility, and ability to understand the varied career interests of current undergraduate students are essential. Experience using career-coaching models is helpful

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