Assoc. Director, Senior Career Coach Job opening at Elliott School of International Affairs

Job Summary
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 pursuing careers in international affairs.  empower students and alumni to identify, pursue and achieve their career goals through supportive individual career coaching and group processes; manage the development and delivery of skill-building programs (face-to-face and online) including orientation, professional development and job search process seminars, and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) application and Foreign Service Officer hiring process that are responsive to and reflect the unique interests and needs of Elliott School graduate students and alumni.

Desired Qualifications
  • 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 Policy culture and marketplace and commitment to the goals and responsibilities of a graduate student career center. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication, program management and training abilities, and public relations.  Excellent 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 active listening techniques; skilled in assisting individuals in identifying influencing factors in career decision making, current knowledge of employment and career planning materials.
  • High comfort level and proficiency in MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint along with demonstrated experience working with Prezi, CMS databases, e-learning platforms and social media such as Linked In and integrating technology into career planning program/services.
  • Experience in program and outcomes assessment and evaluation strategies, analyzing data from a wide variety of sources to support the development of programmatic outcomes and strategic office objectives.
  • Self-starter, with a high level of initiative and professionalism, strong teamwork orientation.  Fosters collaboration to cultivate relationships, possess a service-oriented attitude, organization skills, 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 to include the F-1 and/or H-1B visa requirements/restrictions.

Work Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 6:00
Salary: Low to mid-sixties

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