Assistant Director of Digital Engagement - Walsh School of Foreign Service

Washington D.C.
Jul 20, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Digital Engagement - Walsh School of Foreign Service

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. At Georgetown's Washington, D.C., and Qatar campuses, SFS provides a rigorous education grounded in both theory and practice while instilling the Jesuit values of service.

The Assistant Director of Digital Entertainment has oversight and responsibility digital strategy, video production, websites, content management systems, web applications, and outreach technologies.  S/he provides support to the Dean and the School's programs on technology and multimedia issues, including training, ongoing maintenance, and troubleshooting; and works with the Director of Communications to lead the School in finding new multimedia opportunities, developing new communications strategies, and working with the University on multimedia and technology-related initiatives.  The Assistant Director helps to create digital strategies for the School of Foreign Service, including new initiatives related to the SFS Centennial, apps and other web platforms, user generated content, and social media strategy; and is responsible for graphic design for print and online and assisting with the SFS websites.  Reporting to the Director of Communications, and collaborating closely with the Centennial team, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Technology Leadership

  • Manages the main School website and provides technical leadership and support for all existing and new School websites.
  • Identifies new communications opportunities in new and existing technologies, and develops School-wide strategies to exploit such opportunities, in consultation with University partners.
  • Develops and maintains the main SFS website.
  • Provides influence to the SFS digital communications strategy, and leads the implementation of that strategy.
  • Assists with mobile technology strategy and implementation, as well as multimedia hosting and design.
  • Provides leadership and support for development and maintenance of departmental sites that promote common School goals.
  • Manages existing School web applications; creates or identifies sources for new applications as necessary; and promotes development of common University solutions as appropriate.
  • Manages development of common e-mail communication strategies within the School.
  • Provides assistance and leadership in relations with technology vendors for specialized services.
  • Provides support and assistance to School and departments for graphic design and multimedia development, both internally and in relations with external vendors.
  • Works with the University and UIS on new content management systems, transitions, implementations, and appropriate trainings.

Technology Support

  • Provides technical and editorial expertise, support, and training for new media, print, and other content development; and maintains and improves the tools used to deliver this content to appropriate audiences
  • Provides assistance to other team members and programs on technology and website-related issues
  • Provides training sessions and educational support to those who utilize the technologies necessary for content and website maintenance across the school

Communications Management

  • Develops technical solutions appropriate to new forms of content, and coordinates the management of new technologies across the School's centers, programs, and institutes
  • Provides support to the Director of Communications to implement communications strategies via the right technology
  • Provides support for new content to be added to the website or other appropriate technological platforms
  • Coordinates development of the School's communications systems with other University offices
  • Participates in multimedia production, editing, graphic design, or events A/V support when necessary
  • Coordinates ways of archiving multimedia, photos, news stories, and other data


  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, digital media, journalism, liberal arts, IT, or other technical field of study
  • At least 5 years of experience in web and content development, user experience, and related technologies - preference for familiarity with website content management system (CMS) environments, CSS and HTML
  • Programming and coding knowledge, as well as experience with Drupal and WordPress
  • Knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of different distribution media, and the ability to tailor content to the strengths of each medium.

Preferred qualifications

  • Technical capability to produce multimedia content (video editing, filming, audio production)
  • Familiarity with desktop publishing software
  • Experience managing contacts with designers and printers

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