Career Services Coordinator, Employer Relations – Foggy Bottom, DC

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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 and professional interpretations of career assessments, specialized career development programs, and 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 innovative, energized, and committed to creating a positive environment for students and alumni to discover their best selves.

The Center for Career Services seeks a Coordinator, Employer Relations. Reporting to the Associate Director of Employer Relations, the Career Services Coordinator independently manages all aspects of various employer relations programs and services, including on-campus recruiting, information sessions, employment and internship postings, employer-in-residence, career treks and site visits, and career fairs. The Career Services Coordinator interfaces with students, alumni, employers, and other stakeholders to facilitate their involvement with employer relations programs and services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and implements individual recruiting strategies to support the unique needs of each employer, working diligently to deepen relationships with employers that enhance their engagement with the university. Leads ongoing reporting and assessment of employer programs and services.
  • Facilitates continuous process improvement and development of new procedures, policies, and programs to enhance the engagement of students, alumni, and employers with the Career Center.
  • Works collaboratively with career center staff to design and implement events related to the job search process and employment preparation. Interfaces with operational staff to report and resolve technical issues.
  • Establishes and enhances collaborative partnerships with other career services staff to ensure seamless service delivery, ongoing information sharing, innovative programming and services, and coordinated outreach to new and continuing employers.
  • Participates in employer development activities through making appropriate referrals to staff and collaborating on responses to employer inquiries.
  • Participates in managing the operations of the employer relations, which may include monitoring and evaluating performance goals, allocating selected budgets and negotiating with vendors and other service providers.
  • Participating in and supporting Career Center special events and activities, representing the Career Center at university-wide events and activities, and serving on Career Center committees.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • Progressively responsible professional experience in employer relations, career counseling and consulting, human resources, project management, customer service, student employment, higher education, or related fields that involve extensive public contact.
  • Experience with databases, spreadsheets and management systems, including career services management systems such as handshake.
  • Familiarity with online applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and web-based communication/collaboration tools.
  • Strong program management skills and experience.
  • Strong communication, presentation, writing, project management, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience managing financial and other resources.
  • Proficient in creating, implementing, and evaluating small and large scale recruiting programs and services.
  • Appreciation for, and experience with, working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment while also having the ability to take initiative and work independently.

Typical Hiring Range $47500 – $57259 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?


Campus Location:

Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.


Enrollment Management


Career Services


Individual Contributor



Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm

Position Designation:

Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.

Required Background Check:

Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status.
  • In order to gain a better understanding of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.

Internal Applicants Only?


Job Open Date:


If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

Background Screening

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

EEO Statement:

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.


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