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The Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) combines the social sciences, humanities, and professional fields to enhance our understanding of our increasingly interconnected world. JSIS currently offers six undergraduate majors, 17 minors, and nine interdisciplinary MA degrees, as well as a fee-based MA in applied international studies, and a Ph.D. Program. JSIS is a department in the Social Sciences Division of the UW College of Arts and Sciences.
JSIS has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Career Services & Alumni Relations. The incumbent will direct and manage all operations of the JSIS Career Services Office, serving over 600 undergraduate and graduate students. This individual will provide advising and programming on internationally-focused career exploration, professional development, job search, and graduate school preparation. This individual will be responsible for informing students of career possibilities, coordinating internship opportunities, and promoting alumni engagement. This individual will also coordinate JSIS specific scholarships (promote scholarships to students, manage the scholarship lifecycle from advertising to awarding). The position involves significant interaction with students, faculty, JSIS program staff, the business community, JSIS donors, and development officers in the College of Arts and Sciences.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Advise current JSIS undergraduate and graduate students on topics including assessing skills and strengths, searching for internships and jobs, building a network, using LinkedIn, navigating career options, marketing an international studies degree, and refining interview skills.
Assist students in learning how to write effective résumés, cover letters, and other professional correspondence.
Conduct group information sessions to inform students of career services offerings and procedures during orientation and beyond.
Plan/participate in numerous career events including career networking nights, alumni panels, employer visits/information sessions, skills workshops, and graduate career orientation/social.
Participate in key JSIS Academic Services events such as orientation and graduation ceremony.
Present career education workshops on resume writing, interviewing, using LinkedIn, applying for federal jobs, finding internships, and other career-related topics as needed.
Create and implement communication plans to regularly disseminate key information to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers about Career Services happenings.
Oversee the Jackson School academic internship program for undergraduate and graduate students.
Oversee administration of Army War College Fellows Program
Define and implement vision, goals, and objectives for the JSIS Career Services Office.
Assess current programmatic offerings and, if warranted, develop new and innovative programs to better serve the diverse needs of students, alumni, and employers.
Coordinate overall JSIS scholarship management processes and deadlines.
Manage the general JSIS internship scholarships (excluding FLAS fellowships) including application, selection, tracking, and reporting.
Schedule and coordinate donor events.
Alumni Relations and Outreach
Enhance and expand JSIS Mentor Program.
Engage alums through career-related programming such as alum panels and networking events.
Manage relationships with representatives of JSIS Student Association and JSIS Alumni Chapters and provide support when appropriate.
Collaborate with the JSIS Advancement team.
Attend the annual JSIS Alumni Reception in Washington, DC.
Plan and host quarterly alumni social events in Seattle and DC.
Strengthen relationships with potential employers.
Develop new employer relationships.
Collect and post internship and full-time opportunities available to JSIS students and alumni.
Develop and implement a comprehensive employer development and outreach plan that engages key contacts and recruiters from various sectors with JSIS.
Career Resources & Website
Communicate career-related programming, networking events, internship and job opportunities to students and job-seeking alumni via Career Services e-newsletters. Maintain web content for Career Services and Alumni Relations webpages, including Career Resource pages and fact sheets. Manage JSIS Career and JSIS Alumni e-mail lists and the JSIS Official LinkedIn group.
Manage and curate Jackson Jobs, the Jackson School’s job, and internship board. Track, collate, and report on career placement data for graduating classes.
Collaborate with the JSIS communications team to refine and coordinate social media, email, and print content outreach as needed.
Represent JSIS at annual APSIA Career Directors meetings and participate in employer outreach, where possible and as needed.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in international studies, business, or related field and three or more years' experience providing career services and/or academic advising to students at the university or college level
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Good knowledge of current job market, job search processes, and willingness to keep knowledge updated
Ability to write and provide feedback on resumes, cover letters, and professional profiles on Social Media platforms (LinkedIn)
Ability to interact with and offer effective counseling to students from a wide range of backgrounds
Ability to develop, plan, market and implement innovative student-oriented programs
Ability to manage projects independently and meet deadlines under pressure
Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate with the campus community
Excellent analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to establish priorities
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Must have flexible schedule to be able to attend occasional evening and weekend events on behalf of JSIS
Must be able to travel occasionally to attend APSIA events, JSIS DC alumni reception, and other career-related events, as appropriate
Experience/interest in government, international affairs, and/or public policy
International experience and/or experience working with international students
Experience with scholarship administration
General understanding of college recruitment processes
Working knowledge of HTML and Web editing software
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