Employer Development Consultant

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs and one of the largest schools of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world. As a school of international affairs, the Elliott School recognizes that diversity and social mobility are among our country’s greatest assets in engaging the rest of the world; we are deeply committed as a school to fostering an inclusive community. To this end, we encourage candidates from diverse identities, backgrounds, and experiences. To learn more about the Elliott School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit elliott.gwu.edu/diversity-and-inclusion.

The office of Graduate Student Services (GSS) seeks an Employer Development Consultant who is committed to building and fostering relationships with key International Affairs employers. This outstanding individual will join our team of highly motivated, goal-oriented, results-driven professionals. Reporting to the Assistant Director, Employer Development Consultant 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, and also assists with the collection and reporting of statistics on student employment outcomes. They will be expected to create, develop, and maintain relationships with industry-specific contacts to facilitate the employment of Elliott School of International Affairs students. Key responsibilities include:

Build and Manage the Employer Relations Program:
Develop and execute strategies to attract new employers and expand existing relationships in the International Affairs field.
Work with employers to enhance their presence on campus.
Coordinate major career events and networking programs.
Monitor market trends and competitor activity to identify opportunities for growth.
Collaborate with GW University colleagues and partners, including Central Career Services, Development and Alumni Relations, and student organizations.

Student Career Development:
Develop, deliver, and evaluate career development programs to build foundational career skills of students.
Collaborate with employers on student-facing events and programs.
Collaborate with Graduate Student Services team to share employment trends, opportunities, and strategies on how to best engage students.
Conduct and/or customize meetings and presentations for student workshops and classes.
Provide relevant market insight to students.
Support and participate in career services events.

Data Management and Technology Resources:
Manage the process for collecting and analyzing employment data from recent graduates.
Contribute to the annual Employment Survey and Annual Report.
Provide bench marketing data on recruiting trends.
Assist in the management of internal technology platforms designed to enhance employer engagement.
Integrating technology to provide efficiency and efficacy to the ESIA’s recruitment and employer development process is critical.

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.

This position is hybrid with some days in the office and some days remote.