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Tina S. Gaddy

Professional Development and Career Programming Expert

Professional Highlights

2019Present

Assistant Director for Undergraduate Professional Development

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service

Providing strategic leadership and oversight in creating and delivering career management programming to over 1500 undergraduate students in the School of Foreign Service. Accomplishments include:

  • Developing programs that support the mission of empowering students to make career decisions associated with their interests, goals, and objectives through career education, mentorship, and self-reflection
  • Successfully providing effective career coaching, recruitment preparation, and career exploration workshops including resume writing, networking, interviewing techniques, and salary negotiation in industries including International Development, Public Sector/Government, Non-Profit, Environmental Sustainability, Consulting, and Social Impact
  • Managing sessions in both an in-person and in a virtual capacity
  • Creating digital content for career development programs via Remind, Canvas, YouTube, and Canva
  • Liaising with multiple internal and external stakeholders to bridge the services offered to SFS students
  • Managing employer programming including information sessions, site visits, alumni panels, and on-campus interviews 
2018Present

Member, Board of Directors

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Active member of the Board of Directors for a global professional association serving interests of over 20,000 members in 80 different countries. Accomplishments include:

  • Providing insight into the correlation of higher education and the professional association 
  • Drafting and editing proposals and contracts for university partnerships
  • Participating in the annual budget process and approval providing fiscal oversight
  • Serving on and leading  committees to enhance programming and operations of the organization including those on collegiate relationships as well as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
20152019

Associate Director/Senior Manager, Employer Relations and Programming

The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs

Successfully manage the Employer Partner program for the School of International Affairs Graduate Student Services department through strategic outreach, effective program management, and innovative communication plans. These strategies have directly led to a 675% increase in student engagement, and subsequently a 6% increase in graduate employment outcomes. Additional highlights include:

  • Managing external communications and marketing strategies including newsletters, print materials, targeted emails, text messaging campaigns, and social media strategies
  • Conducting employer outreach to expand career opportunities and alumni engagement
  • Developing new international internships and employment opportunities for students
  • Program Manager for several large scale programs and events including a 250 participant region-wide Site Visit Day, Regional Career Treks across the country, large scale Networking Receptions, and multiple Alumni Dinner events
  • Overseeing data collection and service outcomes to track employment numbers and ensure an increase in the school's employment rate  to  91%
20122014

Director of Career Development

Roosevelt University

Managing a thriving Career Development office while overseeing the day-to-day operations of direct Career Coaching, Employer Relations, and on-campus Student Employment for an 8,000+ student base at a major metropolitan university with a multi-million dollar budget. Accomplishments include:

  •  Creating and managing strategic processes for all on-campus student based employment
  •  Managing teams, staff, and task-forces
  • Restructuring budgets to successfully serve 40% more students on 20% less funding than previous years
  •  Managing Corporate/University Relationships with the country’s most desirable employers
  •  Identifying and expanding the organizational base for student internships and full-time positions
  •  Creating and implementing new programming and corporate partnership opportunities

20122013

President

Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League

Served as the Leader of one of the nation's oldest Young Professional Associations serving the best interests of citizens in the Greater Chicagoland area. In one year under my leadership, the organization served over 3800 volunteer hours in the community. Previous organization appointments include Development Chair (2011-2012), and Membership Committee (2010-2011). Accomplishments included:

  • Awarded Central region Chapter of the Year by the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) for 2012-2013
  • Increased membership by 35% in one fiscal year
  • Improved the organization's net worth by 175% through strategic corporate partnerships and development opportunities
  • Guiding the strategic direction and brand strategy of the 18 member Executive Committee and the 200+ member volunteer corps
  • Identifying and managing financial development opportunities and partnership opportunities
  • Developing strategies for membership engagement and professional development
  • Lead Project Manager over the nationally recognized 30th Anniversary Celebration

Educational Highlights

Technical Skills

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LinkedIn
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Microsoft Office Suite
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WebEx
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Zoom