Special Programs Coordinator, Prisons and Justice Initiative - Department of Government

Washington D.C.
Jan 31, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Program Manager
Full Time
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Special Programs Coordinator, Prisons and Justice Initiative - Department of Government

Georgetown University's Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) was founded to bring together leading scholars, practitioners, and students to examine the problem of mass incarceration from multiple perspectives. Georgetown is ideally situated to establish an Initiative that will address one of the most crucial moral and political issues of our time.  We have an extensive and distinguished faculty working on related topics, committed students who are eager to contribute time and energy, a 30-year history of prison education programs in nearby facilities, a prime location in close proximity to Washington policymakers, a reputation as a nonpartisan institution open to diverse voices and opinions, and a guiding Jesuit mission of intellectual inquiry and service of others.

The Special Programs Coordinator provides vital administrative support to the Director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) on all aspects of the day-to-day operations.  The Special Programs Coordinator has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Sets up contracts and independent contractor agreements, pays invoices, and prepares and processes financial transactions, while at all times adhering to Grantors and university restrictions and guidelines governing such transactions.
  • Reconciles payroll and non-payroll related expenses on a monthly basis and maintains source documentation for transactions.
  • Provides basic administrative support, including event planning (coordinating logistics with speakers, making catering and AV arrangements, reserving spaces), and proof-reading.
  • Hires and oversees student research assistants and volunteers, approving any necessary timesheets.
  • Orients and trains new PJI affiliates and assigns projects, providing guidance and feedback on assignments.
  • Maintains the PJI's website, including adding new content, publicizing the website, and website design.
  • Identifies areas and networks for project development and growth.
  • Researches similar organizations for scholarly cooperation in events and resources.
  • Assists with the preparation of grant applications for submissions to grantors and solicitations to donors.
  • Generates reports and presentations, maintains programmatic databases and information, coordinates program meetings, and monitors and tracks program information.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Advanced computer and social media skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with frequent interruptions
  • Previous program management experience

Preferred qualifications

  • Interest in, and understanding of, the PJI research areas
  • Some knowledge of web content management systems and graphic design software

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