Assistant Director, Program Management - McDonough School of Business

Washington D.C.
Aug 16, 2017
Oct 12, 2017
Full Time
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Assistant Director, Program Management - McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business (MSB) - located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations - develops principled leaders committed to serving both business and society. Through our global perspective, we prepare students to compete in today's international business environment. The overall goal of its Office of Marketing and Communications is to increase visibility of the McDonough School of Business.

The Assistant Director takes an empowered role in managing the delivery of various Executive Custom Program accounts at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.  S/he has is responsible for extensive client interaction on a daily basis across cultures and borders, the leading of communications with for 30-60 participants in any single program, often divided into groups or cohorts, as well as highly detailed coordination with faculty members, instructors, external vendors and contractors.  Reporting to the Associate Dean of Program Management, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Program Management

  • Manages and executes all ongoing program and logistical / operational communications for 30-60 executive participants (possible multiple locations, varying schedules, and combination of media).
  • Participates in regular planning and program management review meetings with faculty, executive education staff, and senior executives.
  • Serves as the client's key point of contact for day-to-day program delivery and operations.
  • Monitors and reports on quality of programs; recommends quality improvements to senior management.


  • Proactively manages program schedules, anticipates conflicts, and identifying solutions.
  • Communicates complex scheduling issues to faculty, business development, and other stakeholders.
  • Choreographs all orientation and graduation activities.
  • Leads all registration-type processes for program participants.
  • Creates, records, & communicates program survey results.
  • Secures classroom and event facilities and other vendor deliverables both timely and cost-efficiently.
  • Assists with the marketing of specific events and production of collateral material.
  • Collaborating with and delegates to student workers.
  • Manages all program web content.
  • Secures copyright permissions and relevant teaching materials.
  • Analyzes evaluations and presents recommendations to senior management.

Financial Management

Assists the Director and Associate Dean with budget and financial management of all programs.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field - Master's preferred
  • 4+ years of business experience in program or event management and high level client interaction
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple concurrent projects - strong preference for international program delivery
  • Outstanding organizational abilities, critical eye for detail, and outstanding written and verbal communications
  • Independent decision-making and ability to act under pressure
  • Ability to perform effectively with little to no supervision
  • Availability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the year, both domestically and abroad for up to 10 days at a time

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