The Center for Career Services is GW’s central career services office supporting students and alumni in their career and professional development. Through personal career coaching, specialized programs, premier internship opportunities, and connections with top-tier employers, they help students realize and advance their career and professional goals. The career services team is committed to creating an anti-racist, innovative, energized, and positive environment for staff, students, and alumni to discover their best selves.

The Career Development Manager, MISPH plays a leadership role in addressing the career preparation needs of undergraduate students enrolled in GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (MISPH). Embedded within the school and co-reported to a member of the Dean’s leadership team, the Career Development Manager works directly with students, MISPH constituents, and the Center for Career Services (CCS) to develop the school’s career readiness goals and strategies/plans to accomplish them. This individual will partner with academic departments on the development of career readiness initiatives that may be integrated into the curricula of various academic programs; this includes but is not limited to a professional competencies framework (NACE Career Readiness Competencies) that complements academic learning outcomes. In addition to the oversight provided by the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the Career Development Manager will report to the Director of Academic Partnerships.

The Career Development Manager, MISPH will perform the following duties:

  • Develop a plan to achieve the career preparation goals for students within the host college in collaboration with the Dean’s leadership team
  • Collaborate with MISPH unit heads to leverage resources and services relevant to goals, including career coaching, events management, and employer relations
  • Identify and create resources that address the unique interests of MISPH students, design workshops and career events tailored to MISPH students, and provide advising in both individual and group appointments
  • Track the success of MISPH students, assess the effectiveness of services and programs, and author periodic reports for the dean’s leadership team
  • Collaborate with development officers to engage MISPH alumni participants in career panels, mentoring roles, and recruitment efforts
  • Partner with counterparts in other schools/colleges on joint career initiatives and strategize with host school on employer development targets
  • Compile and present reports to host school leadership documenting the progress of initiatives
  • Represent host-school career readiness priorities to parents, advisory board members, and other constituents

The Career Development Manager’s primary office will be in the school, but a landing space will be maintained in the Center for Career Services. The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform 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.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

– This is a two-year limited term position with the possibility of extension contingent on funding and additional approvals.


If interested, please apply at: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/108183

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. Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.



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