Executive Director, F. David Fowler Career Center

George Washington University - Foggy Bottom, DC4.0

It is the academic mission of The George Washington University’s School of Business (GWSB) to be a preeminent business school recognized for scholarly research, teaching excellence, innovative curricula and focus on the responsible management of organizations in the global environment. In support of this mission, the School is searching for an Executive Director of the F. David Fowler Career Center.

The Executive Director is charged with providing strategic vision and leadership for comprehensive career services for all GWSB undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. She/he reports to the Dean of the George Washington School of Business (GWSB) and represents the business school on GW’s university-wide Career Services Council (CSC).

This leadership position oversees a function that provides vital student services that advance students’ personal, academic, and career goals. This position oversees the development, delivery and evaluation of ongoing career initiatives by providing effective, high quality, student-focused programs and services managed by the team. Additionally, this position oversees and directs integrated program delivery related to career learning, including career assessment, career consulting and coaching services, skill building and education activities, industry-related and employment activities, career development, and job search workshops, internship and networking activities. This position facilitates the creation of new and enhanced student opportunities and experiences in the public, private and non-profit sectors. This is a management position at the university that, in addition to leading a work unit, leads and supervises staff directly, makes hiring decisions, provides coaching, training and mentoring, manages performance and determines future staffing needs.

Key responsibilities of the Executive Director:
  • Lead a process to continuously improve, innovate, and develop effective programs and services that map to the changing economy, shifting career interests of students/alumni, and competency requirements of employers.
  • Work with the Executive Director of Marketing & PR to develop a Career Center brand that positions FDFCC as a leader in the area of talent development and acquisition.
  • Develop and offer programs and services to strengthen international student acculturation, communication skills, and acclimation to job search in the USA.
  • Engage with employers in Greater Washington to develop and maintain strong relationships to expand internship and employment opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effective use of new social media portals.
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 8 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 6 years of relevant professional experience. 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.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or relevant Master’s degree
  • Eight years of leadership experience in business school career services or related corporate environment.
  • Knowledge of and interest in latest related technology including social networking platforms
as part of the job search.
  • Knowledge of the employment and hiring practices of the global business sector.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a diverse
population of University and external stakeholders.
  • An entrepreneurial orientation, with a proven track record of innovating and delivering results through a high-performing team.
Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: School of Business (SB)
Family Student Affairs
Sub-Family Career Services
Stream Management
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40+
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 9am - 6pm Occasional Nights and Weekends
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S007913
Job Open Date: 01/17/2019

Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.