Assistant Director for Professional Development, Georgetown College - Georgetown University Main Campus

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Assistant Director for Professional Development, Georgetown College - Georgetown University Main Campus

The Assistant Director of Professional Development (ADPD), Georgetown College is responsible for liaising between the Cawley Career Education Center (Cawley) and Georgetown College to provide strategic leadership and oversight in creating and delivering career development programming to approx. 3600 undergraduate students. This programming and overall strategy will support the mission of empowering students to make career decisions associated with their interests, goals and objectives through career education, mentorship and self-reflection in a Jesuit context and in support of a liberal arts mission.

Georgetown College is committed to the Jesuit traditions of an integrated education and of productive research in the liberal arts, including fine arts, humanities, languages, sciences, and social sciences. The Georgetown College experience is marked by intellectual vitality, a global outlook, and dedication to service. The ADPD will have an appreciation for the liberal arts and need to underscore the value of a liberal arts degree and how it will prepare students to enter the professional world.

Connected to this mission, the ADPD oversees a range of professional development programs and services such as advisement, career exploration, and recruitment preparation - with a focus on educating students about internship and job opportunities and experiential learning across a diverse set of industries and job functions. Reporting to the Associate Director of Career Education at the Cawley Career Education Center, the ADPD has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitates the utilization of all existing and new career services offered by Cawley including drop-in appointments, 1:1 counseling and industry advising, workshops, employer events, and career fairs.
  • Provides (or oversees) school-specific programming and career education. This includes the development and delivery of content for career-related courses and/or the integration of “career readiness competencies” within the current curriculum.
  • As a Cawley liaison to Georgetown College, the ADPD is responsible for increasing connections with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to support the career development of Georgetown College undergraduates.


  • A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of career development, including in a university or other educational setting, and experience that is applicable to working with undergraduate students seeking employment
  • Solid understanding of career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors
  • Proficiency in career-related technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, flexibility, and ability to understand the varied career interest of current undergraduate students
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and employers, and to set priorities  Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education  An understanding of Georgetown’s Jesuit and Catholic identity  Solid written and verbal communication skills and good listening skills  Detail orientation and problem-solving preference  Ability to work well under pressure and function as a team player.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience using career coaching models
  • Experience using Handshake, a job/internship platform
  • Proficient user of LinkedIn

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS ( ) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here  for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or .

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website .

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law .


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at  or view the online interactive benefits guide  for more information.

View or Apply

Similar Positions