Assistant Director, Student Organizations & Leadership Development - Center for Justice

Washington D.C.
Dec 07, 2016
Mar 23, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Assistant Director, Student Organizations & Leadership Development - Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service

Georgetown's Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001. The Center has a mission that is simple to state but far-reaching in its implications: In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.

The Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership Development, serves four important functions for CSJ:

  • Connects Georgetown students to service and social justice opportunities through student organizations and oversees the work and leadership development of CSJ's Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO) and student organization leaders.
  • Coordinates campus-wide social justice one-time events that integrate social justice work across CSJ's programs, student organizations, research, and curricular work - engaging, coordinating, and advising student leaders and coordinators in the event management and planning, including: CSJ's Fall Leadership Retreat, Days of Service programming, Fall Fest, and Spring Fling.
  • Manages CSJ's advising of student organizations and leadership development of organization leaders, and builds staff members' capacity to effectively oversee and advise student organizations through leadership development and direct advising of ABSO members and officers and creating the advising strategy and infrastructure for CSJ advisors and content advisors.
  • Coordinates and supports special projects as directed by the Executive Director and other CSJ events, including CSJ's Open House, Options Fair, Careers for the Common Good, CSJ Celebration, and Social Justice Send-Off, in partnership with GU partners; participates in CSJ activities and acts as a representative of CSJ in university-wide activities, such as cross-departmental committees, position searches and student organization activities; and assists in building and strengthening ties with other departments within the University.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 3 years of experience in higher education student affairs, student development, student leadership development, special events planning, training, education, social service, volunteer management and/or community organizing.- experience working with and advising college students, volunteers and diverse communities a plus.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Availability and willingness to work some weekends and evenings
  • Valid driver's license

Applications will be accepted online until the position is filled. Please contact Ray Shiu, CSJ Associate Director,, if you have any questions regarding the position.

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