Director of Programming for the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) - McCourt Sc

Washington D.C.
May 25, 2017
Jul 18, 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.


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:

Strategic Planning

Works with the Executive Director to build a strategic plan for programming for the current year and beyond.

Fellows Program

  • 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.

Developing Partnerships

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

Current Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS ( using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Similar jobs