Special Assistant to the Dean of Students - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Dec 11, 2017
Mar 26, 2018
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.


Special Assistant to the Dean of Students - Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown Law's Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) is responsible for overseeing student life at Georgetown Law, including management of the school's residence hall, 120+ student organizations, wellness promotion and disability services. The office also provides academic and personal counseling to students, oversees the academic support program, develops and implements a range of co-curricular professional formation programs, and coordinates the school's response to urgent or sensitive student matters.

The Special Assistant, reporting to the Dean of Students, has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as office manager of the Office of the Dean of Students, including management of a substantial budget, handling day to day financial transactions, and hiring and supervision of student assistants.
  • Manages the appointment calendar and periodic travel arrangements for the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for ODOS, including assisting students, faculty and staff who visit or call the office, often with urgent or sensitive needs.
  • Plays a key planning and implementation role in various student programs, including a large-scale annual orientation program for 650 JD students.
  • Provides support to the peer tutoring and student travel programs.
  • Performs periodic research projects for the Dean of Students.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 year of full-time, post-undergraduate work experience - preferably in higher education student affairs
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented team player
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks, often under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of constituents, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, senior government and university officials, and the public
  • Superior judgment and discretion
  • Experience handling confidential documents and matters, preferably in an education setting
  • Strong technology skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs  - preference for experience with webpage design, editing and management
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Strong interest in student affairs

Note: Due to the confidential nature of the duties of the Special Assistant to the Dean of Students, the opportunity is not open to students currently enrolled at Georgetown University Law Center.

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) 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 ideaa@georgetown.edu.

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 (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Similar jobs