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Assistant Director, Career & Professional Development (14643)

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


This position is responsible for providing career management advising to Kogod residential and online undergraduate & graduate students and alumni and serving in an account manager role for specified employer groups. As a member of the Career and Professional Development team, this position works with an assigned group of students, develops alumni and employer relationships, executes program marketing plans, coordinates career-and recruiting-related events, develops promotional and educational materials, manages projects and project budgets, and represents American University at national career fairs and professional conferences.

Work Environment

  • This position reports directly to the Director of Career and Professional Development
  • Reporting directly to Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development position are: Graduate Assistants & Federal Work Study Students (on an as needed basis)
  • Hold one-on-one advising appointments with an average of 5 to 8 students per day

  • Handle students' consultative emails in large numbers

  • Conduct workshops and training sessions for diverse student audiences ranging from freshman to second semester graduate students. The size of these workshops can range in size from 6 to 20 students

  • Incumbent conducts on-site visits with professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors-an average of 1 to 2 times per month, schedule permitting

  • Much of the outreach to the employer sector also includes university alumni

  • In addition to on-site visits, incumbent interacts by phone and e-mail with employers

  • Position may require some evening and weekend hours

  • Online virtual delivery experience preferred

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Coordinator/Analyst A  

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  •  Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to five years of related experience in business, human resource management, graduate student recruiting (line or staff role), Graduate Career Services in a top-30 business school, or working with experienced professionals who are in career transition
  • Extensive knowledge of the DC and NY markets
  • Position requires solid communication and computer skills, along with excellent interpersonal, team-building, and presentation skills

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in a fast-paced professional service firm environment, certification in executive or career coaching, experience in a comparable role in another graduate business school, and/or extensive network of corporate or alumni contacts through previous work experience
  • Business experience in marketing, finance or consulting
  • Certification in MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory


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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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