Associate Director of Program Development, Office of the Dean - McDonough School of Business

Washington D.C.
May 22, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Full Time
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Associate Director of Program Development, Office of the Dean - 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 Associate Director of Program Development is responsible for expanding program offerings in a major way throughout the next 10 years. First and foremost, s/he is responsible for supporting the design, development, and launch of new academic programs, which include online, hybrid, and traditional degree programs, as well as unique custom programs- “unique” in this context being defined as those that require the formation of a relationship with a new client or programs that have a greater than 1.5 year anticipated start date from the time of inception. Reporting to the Director of Program Development and Innovation, the Associate Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Ensures that every new program is compliant with University standards, tailored to a specific target market, and focused on Georgetown's strengths as a Jesuit institution located in a global capital.
  • Supports the innovation of existing programs including those at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels, specifically facilitating the innovation process which includes assembling and motivating faculty and staff to contribute to the innovation work; articulating ideas effectively on how to innovate programs to MSB senior leadership; contributing to innovation projects born out of this process from the time of initial assessment through to delivery; and communicating the goals and progress of the Innovation Initiative to the school, university, alumni, and general public.
  • Takes a leadership role in managing the development of new and enhancement of existing academic degree programs with responsibilities such as working alongside faculty on program design and curriculum planning, interacting with clients and partners (e.g., with outside vendors for online programs), navigating the internal approval process to offer a new degree program, collaborating with senior University officials to ensure program adheres to local, state, and international regulations as required; and managing all logistics to hand-off  the newly developed programs to admissions and program management for implementation and launch.
  • Represents MSB in forming relationships with his/her counterparts at other schools within Georgetown, and other senior University officials, including those in the Registrar's Office, University Information Services, General Counsel, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts - all in an effort to ensure stakeholder engagement and compliance with University policy.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of experience in a higher education environment
  • Strong project management, follow up, and follow through skills
  • Ability to drive action and keep timelines on track
  • Demonstrated success in managing details and concurrent projects                                
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, client service skills, and a positive attitude
  • Willingness and ability to travel for launch of new programs as needed
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal abilities and a confident, professional demeanor
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in maintaining confidential data
  • Critical ability to multi-task, prioritize, and execute
  • Ability to build relationships with current and potential students/clients
  • Experience planning and managing a wide range of events and activities
  • Confidence to take initiative, ask questions and make recommendations with the end goal of process improvement and customer satisfaction
  • Experience in working directly with executives at all levels
  • Proven engagement with foreign cultures
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; database management and Learning Management System knowledge; and experience with online curriculum development

Salary: $60K to $65K.

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