Director of Finance and Operations for Summer and Special Programs - School of Continuing Studies

Washington D.C.
Mar 31, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Director of Finance and Operations for Summer and Special Programs - School of Continuing Studies

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) fulfills the university's educational mission by offering a wide range of degree programs and applied learning experiences to a broad and inclusive community of students and professionals. The educational programs found within Georgetown SCS combine theory with practice through rigorous curricula led by experts in their fields, providing opportunities for students to excel academically and professionally. In keeping with Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit heritage and values, SCS educates women and men to be self-reflective, critical thinkers who are committed to serve in greater society.

The Director of Finance and Operations contributes to the development and implementation of effective operational and financial strategies, policies and practices for all Summer and Special Programs. S/he works with campus partners to address the delivery, quality and prioritization of campus resources for all high school credit and non-credit programs, Summer Sessions credit and non-credit programs, and partnership programs for high school, undergraduates and graduate students. In addition to identifying, procuring and prioritizing resources for SCS programs on both the main and medical campus, the Director maintains, monitors and reconciles more than 35 program budgets, and negotiates contracts with vendors, ensuring timely submission and approval of contracts.  The Director maintains proper fiscal records including receipts, invoices, PPOs, and contracts; generates, disseminates, and tracks bids for required services; submits all departmental invoices to be paid to the SCS Finance Office; and maintains and documents all purchases of a University ProCard.  S/he supervises the department's human resources and payroll unit to ensure all summer seasonal staff and faculty are identified, hired, and paid in an accurate and timely manner.  Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Director of Finance and Operations has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises the Assistant Director of Operations for Summer and Special Programs and manages the placement of temporary summer staff to assigned programs and all logistics for the Pre-College medical programs.
  • Plans and prepares for Summer and Special Programs; meets with campus partners (Housing, Dining and GOCard); secures resources; communicates the long term goals and needs of Summer and Special Programs; and supervises ongoing regular and term employees.
  • Directs the implementation and execution of all operations and financial business processes to ensure the inefficiencies and economies of scale, including the bidding process for vendor contracts - transportation, dining, off-site visit ticketing, third party educational providers, laboratory materials, and all promotional materials.
  • Manages the department's Human Resources and Payroll unit to include hiring and paying of seasonal and temporary workers; processing all recruitment and hiring paperwork; issuing contracts; facilitating on-boarding; coordinating time entry; reconciling payroll; troubleshooting and correct hiring and payroll issues; and coordinating terminations and/or transfers at the end of the summer. 
  • Develops a complex summer schedule to utilize main campus and Georgetown University Medical resources effectively, limit cost, and maintain program quality for implementation by the Operations and program staff.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Significant program management experience in higher education
  • Experience with housing, auxiliary services, and managing a staff at multiple locations and multiple program locations
  • Experience in Vendor negotiations and student life
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Preferred qualifications

  • Preference for knowledge of Georgetown Management System
  • Project Management experience and skills

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