George Washington University

George Washington University

Senior Career Coach

United States

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University's School of Business (GWSB) mission is 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 F. David Fowler Career Center is searching for a Senior Career Coach in the specialty area of business analytics or marketing and other industries as needed. This individual is a key contributor to providing high-quality career consulting and career management education to graduate and undergraduate students within the School of Business. The position reports to the Director, Career Management.

This senior position provides career counseling and career management education to students and alumni to help them become market-and employer- ready. This position does not typically have direct reports but may schedule, train and supervise temporary staff or student workers. The core responsibility of this role is to:

  • provide career counseling to students and alumni, including
  • assessment of student/alumni goals and interests,
  • resume review,
  • interview preparation,
  • self-branding and effective job/internship search
  • tactics to ensure market and employer readiness.
  • This position uses coaching techniques and conducts mock interviews (behavioral and technical). This position also plays an integral role in the design, delivery, and management of career and professional development programs, seminars, and sessions (online and in-person), in order to educate students on career management methodology. This position assists with the collection and reporting of statistics on student employment outcomes.

    Additional responsibilities include providing relevant market insight to students, participating in career services events, and creating, developing, and maintaining relationships with industry specific contacts. This position may also develop, deliver, and evaluate career development programs to build foundational career skills of students and may conduct and/or customize meetings and presentations with students in person and through group workshops and classes. This role works with the employer development team in all aspects of the employment relationship to facilitate the employment of students.

    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.

    In addition to base compensation, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, retirement, tuition, time off and well- being programs. Learn more at https: //

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. 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:

  • Two+ years of career coaching, project management or professional experience in Business Analytics or Marketing areas strongly preferred.
  • Master's Level Degree, MBA or STEM.
  • Experience in program and/or curriculum development.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, teamwork, and customer service skills.
  • 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 Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., occasional nights and weekends Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Hybrid Telework: Yes 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: S012122 Job Open Date: 05/10/2023 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.

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you currently employed with The George Washington University?
  • No
  • Yes
  • If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? The Introductory Employment Period (IEP) at George Washington University for non-faculty benefitted staff and research positions lasts for 180 days from the hire date into the position (if hired before October 31, 2022) and 90 days, if hired on or after October 31, 2022. Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
  • Yes
  • NO
  • Not Applicable
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  • Please explain why you are interested in this position.
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    Documents needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

    Job details


    Senior Career Coach


    George Washington University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    George Washington University is a private institution that was founded in 1821. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,762 (fall 2020), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. George Washington University's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #63. Its tuition and fees are $59,870.

    George Washington University’s urban location in downtown Washington, D.C., is ideal for fans of politics and city life. The school is spread out across the D.C. Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near the State Department and about a mile away from museums on the National Mall and the Washington Monument. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and, starting with the Class of 2018, juniors are required to live on campus as well. The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Colonials, and compete in the Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. A costumed student called George, named for George Washington, is the school mascot, though an 10-foot inflatable character known as Big George and an on-campus statue of a hippopotamus are unofficial mascots. There are more than 400 organizations on campus, and students can start their own clubs with an original idea and nine other members. About 25 percent of students are involved in the school’s large Greek system. The TRAiL program takes students on outdoor excursions like hiking, kayaking and horseback riding. Student publications include the GW Hatchet, The Daily Colonial and The GW Patriot.

    The school has broad graduate offerings, and its Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development are particularly well regarded. Among the scores of famous GW graduates are politicians Harry Reid and Eric Cantor, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and performers including Kerry Washington. Alec Baldwin attended GW but did not graduate.

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