Program Director, O'Neill Institute - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Jun 30, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Executive, Director
Education, Law
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.


Program Director, O'Neill Institute - Georgetown University Law Center

The O'Neill Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center aims to find innovative solutions for the most pressing health concerns facing the nation and the world through research, scholarship, and reflective engagement with partners in the public and private sectors. One of the institute's three key strategies for reaching its goal of increasing the use of law as a positive tool for improving people's health is to promote training and education opportunities for those in practice, civil society groups, academia, and policymakers. As part of this strategy, the Institute has launched two L.L.M. (Master of Laws) degrees In Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, one of which is jointly offered with the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies In Geneva, Switzerland. These programs have attracted talented and experienced lawyers from North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe who come to Georgetown to broaden and deepen their understanding of health law and related fields.

The Program Director, working closely with the Faculty Director and Executive Director of the O'Neill Institute and the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs of the Law Center, provides leadership, dally operational responsibility and control for the Law Center's graduate programs in global health law (and potentially other graduate programs offered by the Law Center in health law, should they be established).  Reporting to both the Executive Director of the O'Neill Institute and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, the Program Director has duties than include but are not limited to:

  • Raises awareness of the programs among prospective applications and employers
  • Recruits a diverse and talented group of students
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with alumni of the programs
  • Develops curriculum and conducts program evaluation
  • Recruits adjunct faculty to offer specialized courses in health law
  • Evaluates applications for admission to the program
  • Provides career and academic counseling for students
  • Develops internship and externship placement opportunities.
  • Directs the L.L.M programs, working closely with the Institute's Faculty Director.
  • Engages in teaching and/or research projects for the Institute.


  • J.D. degree or another appropriate terminal degree - preference additional degree, M.P.H or L.L.M.
  • Relevant job experience in health policy and law.
  • Knowledge of and interest in a wide range of health law topics and some familiarity with related fields such as international trade law and human rights law
  • Knowledge of and interest in law school administration
  • Demonstrating track record in developing and implementing new initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student body and faculty
  • Team approach to problem solving

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