The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration in GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) is a focal point for public affairs education, research, and public service at the George Washington University. The TSPPPA Career Center offers comprehensive career and professional development services for over 350 students and 3500+ alumni including individual career advice, workshops, employer/recruitment events, networking programs and online resources.
The STEM-designated Data Science Program in GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences prepares its 200+ Master of Science graduate students to enter competitive careers at prestigious private, non-profit companies, and government agencies. With a focus on generating deployable solutions graduates apply cutting edge data modelling and visualization techniques to solve real-world problems and drive value for the organizations.
With direct supervision and guidance from the Trachtenberg School Career Director, this career services role is shared between both the TSPPPA and Data Science Program. This position counsels students and alumni on career exploration, job search strategies, professional document best practices and interview preparation.
This position advises students and alumni on career opportunities through individual advising and career workshops including career exploration, job search strategies, professional document best practices and interview preparation. This role will also provide support for employer relations programs, administrative needs, data management, internal systems, alumni relations and career resources.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Offer individual career coaching to advance the career development for masters and doctoral students, and alumni at all stages of their career. Depending on prior experience, topics covered can include career exploration, job search/networking strategy, resume/cover letter/LinkedIn, interview preparation/compensation negotiation and professional advancement.
Provide essential career services support for ongoing projects such as updating career guides/resources, managing alumni contacts, overseeing weekly newsletter, managing database systems and maintaining website content.
Supports in the planning and execution of career events including employer briefings, alumni panels, professional development programs (in-person/online), and industry programs. Depending on prior experience, role could include employer relations.
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Career services related professional experience including having done career advising/coaching for students at institutions of higher education and/or professionals. Preference for candidates with career certifications/education (resumes, coaching, LinkedIn, etc.) and several years of career development experience.
Preferable to have knowledge of public service (i.e. nonprofit, government, international development, public sector consulting) and data science fields.
Demonstrated evidence of cultural competence, including working with international students of all backgrounds.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills with the ability to convey understanding of material and subject matter.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media (especially LinkedIn).
Willingness for schedule flexibility based on student/career service’s needs.