Communications and Events Coordinator, Master of Science in Foreign Service - Walsh School of Forei

Washington D.C.
Apr 18, 2018
Jul 24, 2018
Full Time
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Communications and Events Coordinator, Master of Science in Foreign Service - Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) conferred the first graduate degree in international affairs in 1922, pre-dating the U.S. State Department's adoption of the term "foreign service." Since that initial class, more than 3,000 students have completed the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program. Graduates have attained notable success in careers with national governments, international organizations, private businesses and civil society groups.

The Communications and Events Coordinator is responsible for MSFS event planning and management, as well as communications and outreach, including social media campaigns, newsletters, and other marketing and information management. Reporting to the MSFS Associate Director, the Communications and Events Coordinator has duties that include but are not limited to:

Event Planning Management

  • Takes responsibility for MSFS events, such as advisory board meetings, new student orientations, executive education programs, conferences, lectures, VIP visits, recognition ceremonies, receptions, and lunches.
  • Works with stakeholders to develop the program content and schedule.
  • Negotiates contracts with vendors, ensuring timely submission and approval of contracts
  • Reserves venues.
  • Generates invitations and associated correspondence; creating/updating mailing lists.
  • Coordinates schedules of involved parties.
  • Conducts background research on speakers.
  • Managing setup and breakdown of venues.
  • Coordinates with SFS Communications on any event involving media.
  • Coordinates with the President's office on protocol and security.
  • Arranges visitor transportation.
  • Processes payments to and resolving any disputes with vendors.
  • Reconciles all financial transactions associated with events.
  • Maintains event management records.


  • Manages communications and publications on behalf of various MSFS functional areas, including admissions, advisory board and alumni engagement, and other areas indicated by the Associate Director.
  • Manages MSFS social media initiatives and website, working closely with SFS Communications on technical issues.
  • Manages MSFS contact databases.


  • Bachelor's degree - Master's degree preferred
  • 2 to 3 years of related professional experience

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