Special Initiatives Manager - Office of Community Engagement

Washington D.C.
Jun 08, 2018
Jun 20, 2018
Full Time
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Special Initiatives Manager - Office of Community Engagement

The Special Initiatives Manager ensures that the University is able to effectively implement internal and external communications strategies related to its master planning and community engagement efforts. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Community Engagement & Strategic Initiatives, the Special Initiatives Manager has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Builds and facilitates internal and external collaborations to support the University's strategic engagement with its local community.
  • Ensures that there is effective internal and external communication regarding the University's engagement in all of its local communities - the neighborhoods around the historic Main Campus and the Georgetown Downtown location, and other areas of the District.
  • Participates in institutional planning, and ensures that the University's engagement with the community is supportive and aligned with planning priorities and related strategies.
  • Supports the University's community service and civic engagement initiatives.
  • Develops and implements the University's political engagement strategy with relevant government offices and policy makers.
  • Serves as the University's primary point of contact for neighborhood and business leadership, community organizations, and local government officials.
  • Coordinates the University's leadership and engagement in the local higher education sector.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 to 5 years of professional work experience, preferably in the area of communications and community relations
  • Preference for experience working in higher education and/or familiarity with Georgetown University

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