Director of Events & Special Projects, Institute of Politics and Public Service - McCourt School of

Washington D.C.
Apr 05, 2018
May 29, 2018
Executive, Director
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.


Director of Events & Special Projects, Institute of Politics and Public Service - McCourt School of Public Policy

The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy is a non- academic program established to better connect students with the political process and empower them to make it work better. Driven by a belief that better understanding can lead to more civil and productive politics, GU Politics offers a series of programs focused on practical and applied politics that offers students opportunities to directly engage with leading members of the political, governmental, journalism and advocacy communities; explore ideas to improve the process; and work to put some of those ideas into practice.

The Director of Events & Special Projects develops and executes a strategy for dynamic and timely weekly events sponsored by the Institute of Politics and Public Service. S/he identifies opportunities for engagements serving the entire Georgetown community and beyond; and manages all aspects of events, from setting the strategic vision with the Executive Director through execution of all programs, and projects.  Reporting to the Executive Director of GU Politics, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Speakers Program and Event Series Oversight

  • Identifies opportunities for speakers, panels, symposia, event series, and experiential learning opportunities for students, trips, and other events serving the Georgetown community and beyond.
  • Develops and maintains the calendar of events.
  • Oversees outreach to potential program participants.
  • Works with the communications team to promote events.
  • Staffs the actual events, including evening events.

Strategic Planning

Works with the Executive Director to build a strategic plan for events and special projects for the current year and beyond.

Operations and Logistics

Works with all appropriate GU Politics, McCourt School, and broader university staff to operationalize and execute all aspects of events and special programs


  • Bachelor's degree - Master's preferred.
  • 2 to  4 years of experience in politics, government, advocacy, political campaigns, public relations, journalism or a related field
  • Strong understanding of and passion for politics, government, public policy, media, advocacy, and current affairs
  • Strategic thinker with strong planning, management organizational skills
  • Strong skills in leadership, problem-solving, time management and communication
  • Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills
  • Ability to build and foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-starter with ability to manage multiple projects and achieve goals
  • Preference for experience in development, outreach and coalition building Availability and willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS ( 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

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

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