Associate Director, SEAS Career Services


Job Description Summary:

The W. Scott Amey Career Services Center provides professional development services, including career guidance, to current School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) students and recent alumni in the areas of resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile preparation, as well as interviewing skills, job market information, and job success practices. In addition to providing comprehensive career-related resources, the Center facilitates a professional development curriculum aimed at ensuring SEAS students are prepared to explore and pursue a range of employment options.

Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Associate Director of SEAS Career Services focuses on the advancement of the Office of Career Services' graduate and undergraduate functions, with specific concentration on employer development and relations; manages two full time career counselors, oversees up to 6 part time student workers, and serves the undergraduate and graduate student population.

The primary focus for this position is to assist the Associate Dean in developing customized career support for students to prepare them to effectively find gainful and fulfilling employment opportunities upon graduation.

Responsibilities include:

Creates and maintains a talent pipeline between approximately 2700 SEAS Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate Programs students and industry employers. Facilitates information sessions, workshops, career fairs, special events, and other employer engagement activities.

Makes sound recommendations as to the appropriate allocation of the Career Services Budget of $370k, collaborating with the SEAS Finance Director and SEAS leadership.

Serves as the SEAS ambassador to the International Student Center Ambassador (ISCA) Program; working directly with the GW Career Services office, the Associate Director participates in preparation, management of and reporting on a $44k budget. Reports spending to GW's Assistant Provost of Career Services.

Develops, delegates, and monitors departmental goals, including managing performance of the entire SEAS Career Services team.

Manages senior career counselor and career counselor to oversee the day to day operations associated with service to the graduate and undergraduate SEAS students, including holding one-on-one career advising appointments and delivering important job search related workshops to all SEAS students.

Works closely with students, alumni, potential employers, and other organizations to secure internships and job placement opportunities and provides customized career support; serves as a liaison between internal partners and employers to create and maintain a talent pipeline between SEAS students and the employer; continuously monitor effectiveness and programs to provide enhancements and improvements.

Oversees the development of the SEAS Advising and Career Services Communication Plan. This plan includes assisting in creating a website, helping students relate coursework to career outcomes and helping them best early on for employment.

Develops, tracks, analyzes, and reports statistical/employment information used for school rankings to help SEAS attract and admit top students and influence employers to target SEAS for recruiting.

Coordinates with the International Students Office on visa processes, educates students about global internships available, and provides programming to meet student interest on work-related issues.

Facilitates and maintains relationships with offices on campus including the Central Career Services, Center for Student Engagement, Faculty, Alumni Relations, and Development as needed.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Student Affairs Sub-Family Career Services Stream Management Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? Yes (Department Specific) Posting Number: S006579 Job Open Date: 08/10/2017 Job Close Date: 08/13/2017 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    2. Cover Letter
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