Assistant Director of the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program - McDonough School of Business

Washington D.C.
Sep 01, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
Full Time
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Assistant Director of the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program - 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.

Salary range: $55K - $60K

The Assistant Director assists in managing the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program delivery and possibly other related programs at MSB. S/he has responsibilities such as project management, event management, schedule coordination, student experience management, and program delivery both onsite at Georgetown and offsite. Reporting to the Director of the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Student Management, Student/Faculty Communication

  • Executes all ongoing programs and logistical/operational communications with students, administrators, vendors, partners, faculty and other university departments.
  • Participates in regular planning and operations review meetings with faculty and staff.
  • Provides technical advice, problem-solving assistance, answers to questions regarding program goals, and policy interpretation.
  • Monitors and reports on quality of programs, suggesting and implementing quality improvements as agreed to by program leadership and faculty.
  • Helps to manage relationships between faculty and multiple outside vendors.
  • Assists in - and at times leads - highly detailed communication and coordination with administrators, faculty members, external vendors, partners, alumni, stakeholders, and students. 
  • Conducts daily interactions regarding student enrollment, faculty engagement, program needs, revised program materials, special requests, student engagement, and budget monitoring.

Logistical Operations Management

  • Assists in communicating and managing complex scheduling issues to faculty and administrators, planning and executing all onsite activities, and securing classroom and event facilities.                            
  • Assists with the MSF Director's schedule, career management tasks, the registration process, and other related logistical issues.
  • Analyzes evaluations and presents recommendations to the Director of MSF program.
  • Performs excellent customer relations and communications on behalf of program in day-to-day interactions with faculty, other staff, student, clients, and vendors.
  • Secures copyright permissions and relevant teaching materials, oversees student workers, and aids with the approval of all MSF marketing materials, specific events, social media, and Public Relations.
  • Assists as necessary in State-by-State approval process for the MSF and related programs.

Program Development

  • Serves as a liaison with vendors for the MSF program and has regular contact with the necessary program assistants at the primary vendor.
  • Assists in gaining approval of marketing materials, coordinates MSF faculty teaching schedules, and assists with any and all program related issues.
  • Serves as the point person for the MSF program during one or more of weekly the MSF Live evening sessions.
  • Assists in developing, implementing, and monitoring a program's services, and may assist in administering program budgets and projects and overall operations.
  • Assists in the management of relationships with faculty, students, outside vendors, partners, and university business units. 
  • Assists in developing related programs at MSB leading to significant revenue growth as needed.
  • Assists the Director and Associate Director with budget and financial management of all programs, and holds regular meetings with Director and Associate Director to provide updates and any relevant information.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 or more years of business experience in program or event management Preference for experience managing multiple concurrent projects
  • Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills
  • Creativity in providing value-add solutions with the parameters of the budget
  • Ability to multi-tasks, prioritize, and execute
  • Ability to build relationships with students, peers, and key MSB stakeholders
  • Confidence to take initiative, ask questions, and make recommendations with the end goal being process improvement and student satisfaction
  • Genuine desire to understand and engage with international cultures
  • Ability to apply general professional-level knowledge and principals of function to solve problems requiring the identification and analysis of non-routine factors and to determine or recommend best course of action
  • Outstanding organizational ability and a critical eye for detail
  • Skilled in independent decision-making and the ability to act under pressure
  • Willingness and flexibility to work weekday and/or weekend events and to travel up to 25% of the year both domestically and abroad for up to 10 days at a time
  • Preference for experience with high level student/faculty interactions

The MSF program is the first technology-intensive program at MSB.  The administrative team currently consists of the MSF Director, MSF Associate Director, the MSF Director of Career Management, and an Executive in Residence.  We have an open and highly collegial work environment committed to solving problems and continual innovation.  Please read our 2017 MSF Program Report.

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