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CAREER ADVISOR-American University Career Center, Washington, DC

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The American University Career Center is seeking a full-time Career Advisor to advise students in the School of International Service (SIS) on a wide range of career issues including self-assessment, decision-making, internships, and job development strategies. The SIS Career Advisor works primarily with graduate students but should be able to also work with undergraduates. In order to serve the diverse career interests of SIS students (e.g. international development, foreign policy, global economic policy, peace and conflict resolution, international economic relations, international communications, social enterprise, comparative and regional studies and international politics), the advisor must be familiar with a variety of career fields in global affairs, collaborate with the Outreach and Marketing team on alumni and employer development, and remain up-to-date on employment trends. Other responsibilities, in collaboration with the other SIS career advisor, include: serving as a Career Center contact for school; spearheading special initiatives and resource development for SIS graduate students; coordinating targeted programming for SIS students (such as an annual Graduate Student Orientation); collaborating with Academic Advisors in SIS and developing relationships with faculty; designing new programs for students and marketing those programs effectively.

This position is located within the American University Career Center which serves all American University (AU) students except law and business. SIS is home to over 100 full-time faculty members and more than 800 graduate and 1600 undergraduate students. SIS is a unique community of scholars and practitioners, composed of students and faculty from over 150 countries and across the United States. This career advisor reports to the Director of Experiential Education. Within the Career Advising Team, the advisor works with eight other career advisors serving other AU schools and colleges. The Center serves a diverse population of 6,700 undergraduate students and 3,400 graduate students, as well as alumni. For more information about the AU Career Center and the School of International Affairs, please visit the following websites: and

Qualifications: Master’s degree, three to five years of progressive professional experience, and demonstrated ability to interact with students, employers, faculty, alumni, and other constituents are required. Must have up-to-date knowledge of international affairs job opportunities in public, private and non-profit sectors, as well as the ability to function in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Position requires strong communication skills, computer literacy, facility with social media, and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and presentation skills. Previous experience advising college/university students, knowledge of the Presidential Management Fellow selection process, successful experience advising PMF candidates, and previous experience in an international affairs setting are highly desirable. Significant experience living and working outside North America, experience interpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory, and foreign language skills strongly preferred.

To Apply: Go to, search on “Career Advisor” position, complete the application and attach your resume and cover letter. Review will begin immediately. EOE

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