About

Geffen Careers can provide you with the support and resources you need to change jobs, change careers, or transition to your own business.

We specialize in those of you working in, or transitioning to new fields, including the non-profit sector, associations, membership organizations, and college and university administration. We have special expertise in helping men and women over 50.

Our industry expertise ranges from higher education, non-profits, associations, engineering, and finance. Our technical expertise includes non-profit management, strategic planning, distance learning, membership, marketing, and continuing education.

Based upon the Five O’ Clock Club method pioneered by Kate Wendleton, the 5 Step process provides you with the following resources:

The Five-Step Process

  • Reignite
    • Assessment,
      Job Targeting,
      Marketing Plan
  • Retool
    • Resume,
      Pitch,
      LinkedIn
  • Reach
    • Meetings,
      Networking,
      Direct Mail,
      Targeted Mailings,
      Social Media
  • Relate
    • Interviews,
      Tracking
  • Reinforce
    • Influencing Letters,
      Emails,
      Phone Calls
Your Coach,

Amy Geffen

Amy Geffen - Career CoachAmy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She has over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into three new careers with increasing levels of responsibility. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

Amy is a pro bono consultant to the Taproot Foundation for non-profit strategic planning, board recruitment.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University.