Community Director, Burleith and Foxhall Neighborhoods - Office of Community Engagement

Washington D.C.
Apr 03, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Community Director, Burleith and Foxhall Neighborhoods - Office of Community Engagement

Georgetown University's Office of Community Engagement helps to fulfill Georgetown's commitment to the common good in the District of Columbia and the metropolitan region. The office supports the university's growth and economic development efforts, including master planning; facilitates and develops relationships with community organizations, local governments, and civic organizations; supports community-based research and scholarship; and strengthens the university's partnership with our neighbors.

The Community Director supports, programs for and educates students (undergraduate and graduate) living off campus and supports, responds to concerns and educates non-students living in multiple neighborhoods immediately adjacent to Georgetown University's main campus including the Virginian Suites graduate housing as outlined in the University's Campus Plan.  S/he provides direct services to students and non-students off campus, participates in a 24/7 on-call duty rotation, and is a primary on-site responder to student-related emergencies in the neighborhoods immediately adjacent to the main campus.  Reporting to the Director of Neighborhood Life, the Community Director has duties that include but are not limited to:


  • Interacts with students, parents, members of the Georgetown University community, and residents of the adjacent neighborhoods.
  • Advises students and informs neighbors on city laws and university regulations such as trash, noise, leases, and deposits.
  • Mediates students' interpersonal conflicts and landlord/tenant disputes.
  • Serves as a resource person for students on matters related to living in residential neighborhoods, for example, city trash/recycling disposal rules, opportunity for inspection of dwelling for repair and/or safety issues, relevant District of Columbia laws, and securing a residence for academic year breaks.
  • Prepares and presents multiple mandatory off campus orientation sessions for all undergraduates students living off-campus
  • Creates content and emails a bi-weekly newsletter to all graduate and undergraduate students living off campus.
  • Follows up with “students of concern” from case management, Georgetown University Police Department, or another partner office.
  • Advises the Run for Rigby student organization dedicated to fire prevention education in privately rented properties.
  • Works collaboratively with the Georgetown Student Tenant Association to support students concerned about their local housing.
  • Educates and supports the Georgetown University Student Association through their various departments to address student concerns.

Community Building

  • Assesses the need of off campus student residents and administers programs to meet those needs.
  • Manages, plans and implements programmatic initiatives for the students living in the neighborhood community, including initiatives that would bring together students and neighborhood residents.
  • Creates large and small scale programs that invite students to understand the adjacent neighboring communities and the greater DC area.
  • Promotes a monthly (BRiDGE) that allows students and non-students to engage around topics affecting the community.
  • Supports large scale University and District events such as National Night Out and Community Day
  • Works collaboratively with the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) to support student and non-student concerns related to city agencies.


  • Issues trash citations to off campus students and non-students for failure to comply with city trash/recycling disposal laws/rules and assists with following up on compliance as needed.
  • Assists with maintaining up-to-date data on local address information for off campus students.
  • Assists with the development and administration of communication with off campus students.
  • Serves as a SNAP (Student Neighborhood Assistance Program) representative 2 nights per month (10 pm - 3 am shift).
  • Participates in the respective neighborhood associations for which the Community Director is responsible.
  • Engages in departmental strategic planning process (as necessary) and assessment efforts.
  • Manages multiple office accounts on various social media platforms to engage students and non-students.
  • Co-manages the University housing search website with a 3rd party vendor - Off Campus Partners - to ensure students, faculty and staff find safe and affordable housing.
  • Participates in a 24/7 weekly duty rotation to support students of concern and respond to concerns through the University's 24/7 Helpline.
  • Attends monthly Georgetown Community Partnership meetings in support of one of the six working groups and periodically serves on various sub-committees from the working groups.
  • Plans, executes and manages the Move in and Move out trash and donation process supporting students and non-students in the community.
  • Assists and supports Facilities and Planning Management with twice daily neighborhood trash pick- ups.
  • Supports and sells the Virginian Suites to incoming graduate students searching for safe and affordable housing


  • Attends professional development activities within the Division of Student Affairs and/or other University professional development opportunities.
  • Builds collaborative relationships with various city agencies - for example, the Office of the Tenant Advocate, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Department of Public Works, Law Students in Court, Alcohol and Beverage Regulatory Authority, Department of Health, and the District Department of Transportation.


  • Bachelor's degree  - preference for Master's degree in higher education or student affairs administration, counseling, or related field
  • At least 1 year in undergraduate residence life/housing or related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
  • A thorough understanding of and commitment to building town gown relationships as well as the education and character development of college students
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and to work in a supportive and collaborative way with students, colleagues, and neighbors
  • Ability to work efficiently, attend to details, and follow through with assigned projects or tasks
  • Availability and willingness to work evenings, weekends, and flexible workdays as necessary

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