Assistant Director for Educational Equity Programs - Center for Social Justice

Washington D.C.
Jul 12, 2018
Sep 20, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director for Educational Equity Programs - Center for Social Justice

As a part of the country's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown's Center for Social Justice (CSJ) animates the University's values and mission through its work in research, teaching, and service. A component of the service work includes that of CSJ's six signature programs, including DC Reads, STEM Afterschool, and Jumpstart, as well as additional programming that addresses academic achievement goals in literacy, math, and the sciences.

The Assistant Director for Educational Equity Programs supervises, mentors, and coaches Georgetown students in service and social justice opportunities through literacy, math, and science programs targeted for PK3 through 5th grade youth. S/he develops programs and activities for students to learn about education policies, practice, and advocacy. The Assistant Director also provides broad support to the outcomes of additional CSJ signature programs and student organizations with a focus on educational equity in a portfolio of programs involving 200+ student tutors and 25+ student leaders each semester, 12+ school and community center sites, and 20+ school and community-based relationships. Reporting to the CSJ Associate Director, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Directs the DC Reads and STEM Afterschool programs, has supervisory responsibilities over the Jumpstart Site Manager and Jumpstart program, and supervises one to two graduate assistants who will provide capacity for the program management and coordination of CSJ Education Equity portfolio of programs.
  • Provides broad support to the programming and evaluation of other education-related programs - CSJ's DC Schools Project, the After School Kids Program, and the student-run organizations within the auspices of CSJ's Advisory Board for Student Organizations.
  • Works with colleagues across the University on education equity initiatives.
  • Partners with colleagues in Student Affairs, specifically on work being done in the Institute for College Prep and the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in academic programs such as the Program on Education, Inquiry and Justice and the Masters in Transformational Education.
  • Collects, reviews, analyzes, and reports on current research and issues at the intersection of education and social justice - work that has both a national and local focus and is used to guide and support CSJ's and the University's work in issues of education equity.
  • During the summer months, coordinates with fellow CSJ team members and campus partners to provide Georgetown students structured opportunities in social justice work.
  • Participates in CSJ activities, including staff meetings, committees, and cross-program collaborations; and acts as a representative of CSJ in Washington, DC and university-wide activities such as cross-departmental committees, position searches, and student organization activities.
  • Sponsored Project Management
  • As the designated Department Financial Manager for Sponsored Project, conducts financial management of the sponsored project to ensure compliance with sponsor's requirements and University's policies, procedures, and timelines.


  • Bachelor's degree in elementary education, teaching, reading, literacy, or a related field - Master's degree highly preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in community-based youth program management, classroom teaching, or comparable experience
  • Tutoring and mentoring knowledge and skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent group facilitation and conflict resolution skill
  • An understanding of the environment of urban and public education is necessary - preference for knowledge of Washington, DC

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in curriculum-writing and literacy development
  • Experience working with college students and volunteers, familiarity with university culture, and working in and with diverse communities

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