Director, Centers and Institutes - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Jun 26, 2018
Aug 31, 2018
Executive, Director
Education, Law
Full Time
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Director, Centers and Institutes - Georgetown University Law Center

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The Director serves as the central administrative point of contact for all Centers & Institutes, with responsibility for developing and implementing standard administrative procedures and academic policies governing the Centers and Institutes. S/he helps outline strategic goals and objectives for each of the areas and communicates success to enhance the community for Centers and Institutes. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Centers and Institutes, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:


  • Develops, tracks, and implements administrative procedures and academic polices for C&I, and updates and enforces all policies.
  • Develops and disseminates policies and procedures for C&I students, and meets with students and faculty as needed to address questions or concerns that arise.
  • Administers day-to-day C&I functions, such as adjunct hiring, managing shared workrooms, organizing C&I meetings, and overseeing the HR processes.
  • Provides guidance and support to managers, develops written standard operating procedures, and develops list of "frequently asked questions" and other helpful tools for Faculty, Staff, and Students.
  • Advises and assists the Assistant Dean for Centers and Institutes as needed in developing standard operating procedures for C&I to ensure continuity of administrative procedures across areas, such as administrative processes for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding.
  • Understands and recommends strategic grant management.
  • Works with Center Directors and development on proposals that capture C&I needs, and works with the Assistant Dean to expand depth and breadth of offerings.
  • Develops framework for smooth transitions and centralized service.

Strategic Planning and Community         

  • Understands departmental needs by leading efforts to identify inconsistencies and recurring issues.
  • Capitalizes on existing strengths and resources without diminishing funds.
  • Provides integrated policy analysis and strategic consultation to the Assistant Dean and other senior leaders on major C& I issues.
  • Helps plan and develop organizational objectives, and establish goals and strategies.
  • Serves as primary point-of-contact for planning issues such as grant funding usage, programmatic concerns, and space issues.
  • Implements programs to cultivate collaboration.
  • In partnership with the Assistant Dean, coordinates with the Director of Clinics to identify natural synergies between the Clinics and C&I; and where appropriate; develops and implements partnerships, collaborative projects, and community-building activities.


  • In partnership with the C&I Assistant Dean and CFO, develops mechanisms for evaluating funding across C&I.
  • Establishes best practices and policies for usage of university funds.
  • Approves and tracks expenses for individual budgets, as well as the general C&I admin budget.
  • Understands departmental needs and assists managers and faculty heads on pushing initiatives forward.


  • Develops and disseminates information about C&I programs for both internal and external audiences.
  • In partnership with the Assistant Dean, coordinates with the Communications and Development offices at Georgetown Law to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for public awareness of C&I.
  • Updates and disseminates publications, such as brochures, newsletter(s), and other publications as needed.


  • Juris Doctor degree or Master's degree
  • 3 years of progressive administrative experience
  • Superior organizational and people skills and writing

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in academic administration
  • Experience in project management and/or professional mentoring

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