Department Administrator, Department of Italian - Georgetown College

Washington D.C.
Oct 31, 2017
Feb 19, 2018
Full Time
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Department Administrator, Department of Italian - Georgetown College

Today's interconnected and interdependent world requires a deep understanding of cultures other than one's own. The goal of the Italian Department is to prepare future scholars and informed leaders, knowledgeable about the enduring power of Italian Culture - Italy's greatest natural resource. Building upon Georgetown's strong tradition of international understanding and ethos of intercultural education, our curriculum integrates language studies with knowledge of Italian, literature, history, politics, and the arts.

The Department Administrator assumes substantial independent management of the operation of the department. S/he serves as a resource to the department on university human resource and faculty appointment policies and procedures; handles payroll, purchasing and accounts payable matters; and oversees complex administrative processes and the smooth day-to-day operations of the department; and provides full administrative support to the Chair and Faculty of the Department of Italian within Georgetown College.  Reporting to the Department Chair, the Department Administrator has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Handles all HR-related functions in the Department, such as hiring, termination and payroll management.
  • Performs general administrative assistance, such as copying, faxing, and filing.
  • Plans departmental events and designs all marketing materials for these events.
  • Organizes MA candidates' files and keeps contacts with them.
  • Tracks donations and sends letters to donors.
  • Maintains, updates, and develops the departmental website.
  • Reconciles the department's financial transactions on a monthly basis.
  • Assembles rank and tenure materials.
  • Tracks budget numbers, pays suppliers, and processed reimbursements for faculty/staff.
  • Handles all logistical arrangements for faculty travel and acts as a technology representative for the Department.
  • Serves as Department Administrator in the College, handling finance, business operations, and recruitment/hiring, with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration of Georgetown College.  


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of work experience in a professional office environment - preferably in an academic administrative office or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with a mastery of Excel (for example, pivot tables, VLOOKUPs, macros) and experience and/or familiarity with managing large volumes of data and database queries
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Professional, service-oriented demeanor
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Ability to manage social media applications and maintain websites

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of Georgetown University human resources/faculty appointment policies and procedures as well as GMS (Georgetown Management System - Workday) system experience
  • Experience with GMS
  • Preference for some knowledge of Italian

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EEO Statement:

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