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Alumni Career Services Openings

Associate Director of Alumni Career Services, Office of Advancement (Georgetown University, Washington DC)

The Associate Director of Alumni Career Services executes the development and implementation of career development programs and services targeted primarily to the University’s alumni population, which is core to delivery of key Alumni Career Services to 165,000+ alumni from all campuses and programs. S/he works closely with alumni volunteers who come to campus for events including the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) GUAA Board of Governors, Board of Regents, and professional Alliance leadership, as well as alumni in the Alumni Career Network and regional club leadership positions. The Associate Director of Alumni Career Services partners and works with other members of the Office of Advancement colleagues especially Development, Alumni Relations, and Annual Fund teams, as well as interacts with students and student groups via student-alumni programming and program development.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Career Initiatives who reports to the Associate Vice President, the Associate Director of Alumni Career Services has duties that include but are not limited to:
Webinar Programming

  • Develops the strategy, curriculum, and offerings of the award winning Webinar program and overall program growth.
  • Manages the monthly webinar program (4-8/month; 60-70/year):
  • Works with alumni volunteers, Board of Governors members, Alliance leaders, and development officers to identify, engage, and steward potential webinar presenters.
  • Continues growth trajectory and invigoration of the webinar program, including research on new topics and new presenters including growth areas and technology innovations.
  • Identifies potential “series” including alumnae, international, leadership, and entrepreneurship, and others, utilizing series as marketing and engagement tool.
  • Ties the webinar program to education of alumni about philanthropic involvement with Georgetown (campaign pillars, campaign themes), and annual fund in order to bolster giving and overall participation.

Social Media Communication

  • Oversees the holistic and interactive/virtual aspect of the department, including social media, web, virtual events and services, and e-communications.
  • Updates, maintains, and grows the Alumni Career Services website:
  • Leverages and puts into overall strategy the Alumni Career Network platform and integrates research content for, and ultimately execute, Alumni Career Network quarterly e-newsletter sent to 18k alumni members of the Career Network.
  • Leverages University priorities and news, repurposing of ACS content, upcoming events, alumni in the news, and guest written articles.
  • Develops and executes a social media strategy to promote events and service to hone the Alumni Career Services voice on social media, including the development of vehicles, campaigns, partnerships, event connectivity, and analytics; and continually research and leverage best practices around social media strategy.

Employer Engagement

  • Develops employer connectivity via external relations role, and determines employer engagement strategy in partnership with Senior Director:
  • Manages 1 to 2 career fairs a year and hones job posting processes/protocols.
  • Conducts employer outreach to encourage recruiting of Georgetown alumni.
  • Investigates other tangible job search focused tools and events for alumni.

Alumni Based Planning and Execution

  • Strategically partners with Office of Advancement colleagues, including Regional and Development teams to determine market and topic strategy.
  • Determines invitation strategy, development tie-in, event engagement strategy, and post event communications.
  • Leverages engagement portfolio of alumni, to include in events and programs.
  • Works to deepen the engagement strategy of events and works with club leadership in developing events and best practices, managing expectations, providing clear processes, and protocols with open lines of communications.
  • Executes Hoya Professional Development events in partnership with colleagues and volunteers.
  • Develops new ways of using technology and social media to further leverage events, and responds to changing trends in recruiting, student interests, and use of technology.

Data Collection and Tracking

  • Assists in the benchmarking and assessment of alumni programs.
  • Assists in overall analysis of Alumni Career Services engagement – for example, trends, ties to giving, metrics.
  • Creates assessment surveys of individual programs and compilation of data and benchmarks with peer institutions.
  • Ensures data integrity within Alumni Career Services, and assists in the compilation of Alumni Career Services annual report.
  • Works closely with Annual Fund team to integrate giving language into programs and events as appropriate via embedded solicitations and partnerships with the Loyalty Society.


  • Manages 1-2 student interns.
  • Submits monthly submissions to Georgetown Today, strategic email blasts, and other marketing efforts.
  • Serves as a first line of communication with alumni via phone and Alumni Career Services email.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 - 2 years of experience in a higher education environment internship experience and collegiate activities may count toward that year of experience
  • Event Planning and Career Services experience, with good attention to detail
  • Ability to display outstanding judgement in regards to volunteer management, student engagement, and serious legal and liability issues for the University and Alumni Association
  • Strong experience in multi-tasking, the ability to form strategic partnerships, and to analyze best practices and continually innovate on already successful programs
  • Excellent judgment, verbal and written communication skills, and event planning skills, with the ability to be creative
  • Preference for project management experience and/or technology skills/interest

Questions? Contact Cara Fleury, Senior Associate Director | GUAA Alliances, at or 202.687.6677.

For complete job description, and to apply, go here.

Career and Professional Development Specialist, Alumni Engagement (Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA)

Reporting to both Career and Professional Development (CPD) and Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement (business title) will serve primarily as an integral part of the Career and Professional Development team. The successful candidate will coordinate aspects of alumni career services and alumni career programs and workshops, including the management of the Career Trek Program. This position will be charged with developing, supporting, and maintaining high quality resources and programs that help Loyola Marymount University (LMU) students and alumni achieve their full career potential.

  • Provide one-on-one career coaching to alumni and undergraduate students, with particular focus on students within the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA). Implement workshops, information sessions, employer site visits, and industry panels to introduce students to a wide range of professionals and careers.
  • Serve as CPD’s liaison to BCLA, meeting regularly with senior administrators and key faculty. Collaborate and communicate regularly with campus partners to develop and deliver joint programs and resources for students and alumni.
  • Cultivate and maintain employer and alumni relationships that benefit student and young alumni career readiness. Connect with employers and alumni to cultivate experiential opportunities. Promote opportunities to students, faculty, parents, and campus partners.
  • In partnership with BCLA and key CPD staff, coordinate large-scale signature networking events for students considering careers in a variety of professions. Collaborate with alumni stakeholders to shape event goals, identify steering committee members, and select speakers. Cultivate student interest and provide post-event programming that encourages action toward career goals.
  • Manage 2-4 student Peer Advisors with an interest in supporting liberal arts students and the Career Trek program. Train, mentor, and guide Peer Advisors in developing content for workshops, webpages, and event management. Collaborate with student leaders to host career panels, employer information sessions, and career readiness programs.
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Industry Partnerships and Director of Alumni Relations to set program goals and strategies for maximizing alumni engagement.
  • Serve as an active contributor to the Division of Enrollment Management and Career and Professional Development, participating in campus-wide events and committees as requested.
  • Contribute fully to the career services profession, representing the university through involvement in national and regional professional associations, and in strategic partnerships with LMU employers, alumni, parents, and other external stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in higher education, career development, student services, human resources, employer relations, and/or experiential education. Desired experience working with undergraduate students; familiarity with career development/counseling theories and methods; experience supporting students and/or team members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of liberal arts disciplines and opportunities for experiential learning.
  • Knowledge of career development/counseling theories and methods.
  • Exceptional writing and public presentation skills required.
  • Enthusiastic team player with solid interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence.
  • Knowledge of the academic environment and experiential learning best practices.
  • Ability to work with faculty, administration, employers and alumni.
  • Ability to adapt to change and thrive in a dynamic work environment.

Required Education: Typically a Masters Degree (M.A., M.Ed., M.B.A., other) in counseling, human resources or related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.

Requisition Number: 0170502

Questions? Contact Branden Grimmett, Associate Provost for Career and Professional Development, at or 310.258.8779.

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