Director of Programming for the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) - McCourt Sc
Director of Programming for the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) - McCourt School of Public Policy
The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy is a non- academic program established to better connect students with the political process and empower them to make it work better. Driven by a belief that better understanding can lead to more civil and productive politics, GU Politics offers a series of programs focused on practical and applied politics that offers students opportunities to directly engage with leading members of the political, governmental, journalism and advocacy communities; explore ideas to improve the process; and work to put some of those ideas into practice.
The Director of Programming for the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) is responsible for the development and execution of a strategy for key Institute programs. Initially focused on managing and directing flagship programs such as the Fellows Program, and events and speaking series, the Director of Programming will help identify new opportunities and verticals during a period of program expansion over the next few years. S/he executes all programming - from setting the strategic vision with the Executive Director, to all aspects of program operations. Reporting directly to the Executive Director of GU Politics, the Director of Programming has duties that include but are not limited to:
Works with the Executive Director to build a strategic plan for programming for the current year and beyond.
- Oversees selection process of each class of GU Politics Fellows.
- Manages all programming aspects of each fellow's term.
Speakers Program and Event Series
- Identifies opportunities for events and speakers, and executes those events.
- Expands speaker/event opportunities beyond electoral politics to focus on governing, media and politics, international politics, local politics, faith and politics, and more.
- Provides management support to the GU Politics Program Coordinator focusing on career programming.
Operations and Logistics
Works with all appropriate GU Politics, McCourt School, and broader university staff to operationalize and execute all aspects of Institute programming.
Works with Executive Director and Chief of Staff to identify programming and event partnerships with academic, non-profit, media and corporate entities that will provide financial sponsorship opportunities, while helping expand the reach of GU Politics to broader audiences.
- Bachelor's degree - higher degree preferred
- 3 - 5 years of experience in political campaigns, public relations, journalism, or a related field
- Strong understanding and interest in politics, government, public policy, media, and advocacy
- Strong skills in leadership, problem-solving, time management, and communication
- Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills
- Availability and willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary
- Ability to build and foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Self-starter with ability to manage multiple projects and achieve goals
- Strategic thinker with strong planning and management organizational skills
- Experience in development, outreach, and coalition building preferred
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