Assistant Academic Director, Summer Programs - School of Continuing Studies (multiple opportunities

Washington D.C.
Mar 24, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Academic Director, Summer Programs - School of Continuing Studies (multiple opportunities)

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) hosts Summer Programs for High School students. The various programs provide opportunities for talented and motivated high school students to learn more about a subject matter of their interest. All programs let students hear from Georgetown faculty and Washington D.C. decision-makers and experts, as well as gain hands-on learning through classroom and laboratory activities. The one-week, non-credit academic programs provide students with exposure to the multifaceted world of leadership, business, foreign policy, and medicine.

The Assistant Academic Director oversees and implements the day-to-day logistics for the duration of the one-week Institute program, in support of high school students, Institute Assistants, Instructors, and the Academic Director.  Reporting to the Academic Director and Central Operations Program Coordinator, the Assistant Academic Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Provides high level administrative and programmatic support to the Academic Director, and executes special projects as assigned by program leadership.
  • Attends daily briefing meetings with Institute Assistants and Academic Director
  • Supervises Institute Assistants.
  • Reviews and approves timesheet for Institute Assistants.
  • Learns and understands the program to better support the student experience.
  • Leads the review and implementation of day-to-day program logistics.
  • Oversees the maintenance of daily and event attendance records.
  • Assertively communicates and disseminates schedules to students.
  • Attends and oversees all program activities, including lectures, guest speakers, and off-site visits.
  • Ensures students are aware of and engaged in daily activities.
  • Assigns staff to discussion sessions after designated program activities and events.
  • Creates safe and supportive academic environments for the students.
  • Builds community and belonging amongst the students and staff.
  • Ensures staff members are establishing appropriate boundaries with students in compliance with the Protection of Minors policy.
  • Reports unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior.
  • Assists during program check-in and check-out.
  • Enforces University policies, procedures, and regulations to students and staff.
  • Notifies program leadership of any student emergencies.
  • Participates in a debrief meeting with Program Leadership at the end of the program.


  • Current undergraduate student - Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Undergraduate or high school teaching experience\\Experience working with high school students
  • Supervisory and/or leadership experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Google Docs, and online learning platforms
  • Ability to change gears quickly and troubleshoot problems independently
  • A reliable, flexible professional with the ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of Georgetown University preferred

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