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Senior Career Coach

Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU
Washington, DC

OCTOBER 24, 2015


The Elliott School of International Affairs educates and trains the next generation of international leaders. GSCD is dedicated to providing worldwide career opportunities to graduate students and graduate alumni. The Associate Director of Career Coaching will provide direction and leadership with career coaching and professional development for the Elliott School of International Affairs; provide key thought leadership in the area of career coaching practices and resource offerings for graduate students and alumni; empower students and alumni to identify, pursue and achieve their career goals through supportive individual career coaching and group processes; create and manage the development and delivery of skill-building programs (face-to-face and online) including orientation, professional development workshops and job search seminars; coordinate and offer guidance with the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) and/ Foreign Service Officer hiring process that is responsive to and reflects the unique interests and needs of Elliott School graduate students and alumni; and develop learning outcomes and assessment initiatives for professional development programs and services in consultation with the director. 



Master’s Degree in Counseling, Human Resources, Organizational Development, International Affairs, Education, or related field required. Minimum of five years of experience is required to include two years of experience in an academic office or a corporate human resources office. International experience with a thorough understanding of the International Affairs culture and marketplace and commitment to the goals and responsibilities of a graduate student career center strongly desired. Effective interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication, training abilities, and public speaking. Exceptional administrative and organizational skills. A successful track record in administrative and/or project management with the ability to design, plan, and deliver programs, workshops, seminars both in person and online. Must possess coaching competencies such as knowledge of counseling and/or workforce development theory, active listening techniques and supporting students as they move toward obtaining goals; skilled in assisting individuals in identifying influencing factors in career decision making, current knowledge of employment and career planning resources. High comfort level and proficiency in MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint along with demonstrated experience working with Prezi, CSM databases, e-learning platforms and social media such as Linked In and integrating technology into career planning program/services. Expertise in program and outcomes assessment and evaluation strategies, analyzing data from a wide variety of sources to support the development of programmatic goals. Self-starter, with a high level of initiative and professionalism, strong teamwork orientation. Fosters collaboration to cultivate relationships, possess a service-oriented attitude, must meet deadlines and be able to work independently without excessive supervision. Successful experience in dealing with a diverse graduate population at all levels of career transition, including international student populations. Knowledge of various visa statuses including the F-1 and/or H-1B visa requirements.


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