Assistant Director, MBA Program Office - McDonough School of Business

Washington D.C.
Apr 25, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
Full Time
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Assistant Director, MBA Program Office - McDonough School of Business

Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business (MSB) develops principled leaders committed to serving both business and society. Through our global perspective, we prepare students to compete in today's international business environment.

The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting in the effective delivery of an exceptional MBA experience for approximately 950 Full-time and Evening MBA students, including activities and responsibilities relating to both the academic and co-curricular components of the MBA program. Reporting to Director of Academic Affairs of the MBA Program Office, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as an academic advisor for multiple cohorts of students in either the Full-time or Evening MBA Program—overall 130-195 students, depending on which program and cohort they are currently advising - which includes regular communication with students regarding curriculum planning, degree progress, and academic difficulties (if any). 
  • As needed, serves as general liaison with other university offices (e.g., University Registrar, Academic Resource Center, Counseling and Psychiatric Service, Office of Global Services) to support students with any other academic or personal issues. 
  • Works as part of a team of 6 program office professionals who together oversee and promote excellence in all aspects of the MBA student experience - including management of both the academic experience (e.g., the course bidding process, registration, graduation audit) and the co-curricular experience (e.g., student government and clubs, celebratory events, graduation). 
  • As assigned, takes primary responsibility for a particular set of activities in order to become expert in the details, and actively participates in the cross-function team's overall goal that any one member can contribute (and, when necessary, take over) the specialized responsibilities of any other member.    


  • Bachelor's degree - preference for a Master's degree or a combination of Bachelor's degree and experience in a related field. 
  • 3 years in a student services and/or higher education environment, which may be substituted with experience in a comparable MBA program
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office with some knowledge of database software and basic web editing tools
  • Self-motivated to effectively organize responsibilities, multitask,  and to cooperatively succeed in a high pressured environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability in handling to fluctuating demands
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and problem‑solving skills, with ability to anticipate potential problems and to effect solutions
  • Familiarity with all aspects of the Business School, MBA Program, and the MBA Program Office
  • Understanding of the connections between MBA coursework and business career paths to ensure high-quality academic advising to our students
  • Preference for experience with school registration systems such as Banner and Google tools

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