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The Director of Integrated Career Development is responsible for the design and implementation of a scalable, innovative career development services capability supporting primarily adult students enrolled in professional, non-credit certificate programs at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies (SCS). Informed by emerging career services strategies and best practices from public, private, and for-profit educational models such as bootcamps and OPMs, the incumbent will design, develop, and manage the implementation of the processes and systems required to operationalize an innovative model that connects non-credit adult students with regional and national employers to deliver outstanding rates of job placement for students completing our programs. S/he will make heavy use of data and digital systems to match students with employers based on student skills, capabilities, academic and professional experience, as well as regional and national labor market statistics on demand for skills and occupations, employer hiring trends, and economic indicators. Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer, the Director has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Outreach and Partner Development
Oversee the development and implementation of an outreach plan to a full range of public, private, and non-profit sector employers, alumni, and adjunct faculty, to encourage recruiting from Georgetown SCS.
Coordinate career development initiatives between and among the certificate programs in SCS, and in coordination with graduate program initiatives to avoid unnecessary duplication and better provide even service and opportunities to all students and alumni, regardless of their program.
Collaborate with other SCS units to plan career events, including job fairs, mentoring events, and employer presentations ranging from on-campus interviews to large networking events for over 300 people.
Engage alumni and other external audiences in career planning activities for current students in the SCS community, targeting potential job markets (regional and national) to expand career and internship opportunities to students and alumni.
Develop and maintain strong relations and strategic partnerships with SCS programs teams and other GU units.
Develop career-related communications media, including content on the SCS website, social media, bulletins, reports, and other publications as needed.
Identify and manage databases to provide students and alumni better access to jobs, and employers better access to candidates through resume collection services and job postings.
Develop new initiatives in all areas of career development, based on knowledge of best practices in the field.
Work with the SCS Dean's Office to create outreach efforts to engage alumni in career efforts and with a potential for future alumni support for the university.
Research, design, and develop strategy and direction for integrated career development capabilities for adult professional learners based on emerging and establish best practices in public, private, and for-profit educational organizations.
Define, and manage the implementation of, the processes and systems required to operationalize the strategy in a way that is scalable.
Work with data systems and stakeholders across SCS to identify career trends, including demand for skills, occupations, and employer hiring patterns in the region and nationwide.
Work with program administrators and adjunct faculty to integrate career development activities with academic work.
Identify and work with the Digital and Marketing teams to use social media, Salesforce, and other technology platforms to enhance recruiting efforts and engage and connect candidates and employers, and gather personal and career development outcome data.
Develop and manage outreach to adjunct faculty, alumni, and employers in targeted industries based on employment trends and student interest.
Monitor and evaluate the performance of the career development services at SCS.
Develop and maintain partnerships with internal GU partners including the Law School, MSB, McCourt, and the Cawley Center, as well as external partnerships with employers and career-related associations.
Develop and initiate feedback mechanisms from stakeholders including students, alumni, and employer partners.
Oversee budgets, working closely with the SCS finance team.
Career Development and Counseling
Create scalable systems to provide students with one-on-one career counseling.
Assess individual students/alums and guide them on appropriate career planning needs and applicable career paths.
Collaborate with other SCS units to design and implement career planning workshops, seminars, networking events, mentoring sessions, and other outreach for students.
Lead group career counseling sessions, including discussions of resumes, cover letters, job searching, interviewing, networking, the one-minute pitch, and CV preparation.
Develop and maintain knowledge of employment trends in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in order to provide effective individual and group counseling, guidance, and advice.
Identify and incorporate programming to teach certificate students effective written communication, job etiquette, presentation, and other professional skills to effectively represent themselves, their programs, and Georgetown in the workplace.
Requirements and Qualifications
At least 3 years of progressively responsible management experience in career development programs in higher education or related industry, including experience that is applicable to working with adult students seeking employment in management positions
An in-depth understanding of career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors is essential
Familiarity with Salesforce, Burning Glass, and similar systems
Outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills and be able to effectively represent SCS to external audiences
Flexible, accommodating where necessary, and able to understand the varied career interests of current student populations
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