Director of Operations and Communications, Center on Privacy & Technology - Georgetown University L

Washington D.C.
Jul 10, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
Full Time
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Director of Operations and Communications, Center on Privacy & Technology - Georgetown University Law Center

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Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy & Technology is a think tank focused on privacy and surveillance law and policy - and the communities they affect.

The Director of Operations and Communications performs complex research and analysis to support operations of the Center. S/he assists with implementing strategic planning objectives, supports and manages financial growth, and identifies and establishes best practices for Center operations and administration. Reporting to the Center's Executive Director, and supervising student research assistants, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Financial and Business Analysis and Administration

  • Monitors, analyzes, and manages Center finances, including grants and gifts in coordination with the founding and executive directors.
  • Identifies and establishes best practices for Center operations and administration and suggests improvements to existing processes and practices.
  • Implements strategic planning objectives.

Communications Management

  • Manages media relationships and develops press list.
  • Publishes external communications about the Center's work via newsletters, social media, and other venues; and continues to grow our presence in non-traditional outlets.
  • Develops communication strategies around report releases.
  • Pitches research work to reporters.

Operations and Supervision

  • Oversees the Center's student research assistants.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Center and other departments to identify and resolve operations issues.
  • Reviews and resolves any problems or issues related to the Center's operation.


  • Bachelor's degree - Master's degree preferred
  • 5 to 7 years of combined experience in communications and university business administration
  • Demonstrable interest in, and commitment to, public interest policy advocacy at the intersection of technology and the law

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