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Career Advisor, Graduate Career Center - Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.
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Jul 30, 2021

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Career Advisor, Graduate Career Center - Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Career Advisor of the Graduate Career Center (GCC) of the School of Foreign Service (SFS) contributes to the development and implementation of career services by providing career counseling services for our graduate students as well as alumni. The Career Center advises approximately 1,000 master's degree candidates in eight SFS graduate programs and three graduate programs in the School of Government and over 4,000 alumni.

SFS is committed to assuring that our graduate students utilize fully their academic studies in making career choices. The GCC delivers critical services that our graduate students cannot receive at any other facility at the University. The Center also delivers support to alumni as they advance in their careers. The Advisor is certified in career assessment such as the MBTI, and works with students to develop individual career development plans for their two-year stay at the university, meets one-on-one with students to address resume and cover letter preparation, plan and advise about internships, and conduct mock interviews. The Advisor manages and evaluates all career development workshops, job search and strategy skills, and develops take-away information and materials from such sessions. The Advisor develops career development materials (examples of best practice resumes, cover letters, etc.) for hard copy and online delivery.

Work Interactions

The Career Advisor reports to the Associate Director of the GCC.

The Career Advisor interacts on a regular basis with students from the eight SFS graduate programs and regularly interacts with Directors and Associate Directors of those programs. He/she may also interact with career center representatives from the School of Business, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the Cawley Center in order to compare best career counseling practices. Relations with the graduate programs are particularly critical to the success of the GCC, since the programs' administrators are also actively involved in relations with alumni and in seeking internships and other career possibilities for their graduate students and graduates.

The Advisor coordinates visiting speakers and interacts with representatives from the private sector, from government, and from NGOs to stay abreast of the latest in job searching skills. He/she may consult with counterparts at similar professional schools - the Association of Schools of Public and International Affairs (APSIA) - to exchange information and best practices in the field of career counseling.

  • Master's degree.
  • At least five years' experience in the field of career development, including experience in a university or other educational setting, and experience that is applicable to working with graduate students seeking employment in international affairs.
  • Solid understanding of career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
  • Experience working with career development programs is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in related technologies and able to contribute to web content concerning resumes, cover letters, etc., use a video camera to help students with mock interviews, and contribute to, search, and use databases.
  • Previous experience using the Symplicity database platform is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory as it relates to career management including tools such as MBTI, DISC and StrengthFinder.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, flexibility, and ability to understand the varied career interests of current graduate students.
  • Experience using career-coaching models is helpful.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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