Assistant Director, Georgetown Scholarship Program - Office of Student Financial Services

Washington D.C.
Jul 18, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director, Georgetown Scholarship Program - Office of Student Financial Services

Georgetown's Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) provides financial aid counseling to diverse student and parent populations and works closely with other University departments to ensure quality service is provided. Georgetown now offers more academic programs that demand special attention. With these growing opportunities comes a growing demand for financial aid and the counseling that is required for the administration of this aid.  

The Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP) ensures that 650 undergraduate students, most of whom are first in their families to attend college and/or come from low-income backgrounds, have access to the resources necessary to graduate and thrive in college. Nationally, students from these underrepresented groups graduate college at a rate of 9%‐31%.  At Georgetown, they do so at a rate of 96.4% (with 900+ graduates to date). Within GSP, students have access to an accomplished alumni network, career assistance, mentoring programs, campus connections and more. GSP's innovative program helps Georgetown to be a global leader in enrolling scholarship students and providing them with dedicated support throughout their college experience.

The Office of Student Financial Services is looking for a talented Assistant Director to join the GSP team.

The Assistant Director, reporting to the Associate Director for GSP, primarily focuses on improving and implementing GSP's student advising program, in duties that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Meets regularly with students to provide advising support, promote sustained engagement, and connect students with GSP resources and other resources across campus
  • Assists in building a robust advising framework designed to support the academic, social, and emotional experiences of students from low-income, first generation backgrounds
  • Improves internal communication and efficiency, devises student advising success indicators (and methods for data collection and analysis), and better connects GSP's advising services with GSP's other program components and overarching program goals
  • Conducts outreach to inform students of various GSP resources and events
  • Collaborates with GSP colleagues to plan and implement various other programs, initiatives, and events to achieve GSP's programmatic goals
  • Attends student events throughout the school year

The Assistant Director has the opportunity to:

  • Develop collaborative advising relationships with students
  • Work closely with faculty and staff from across the University to ensure students' academic, social, and emotional success
  • Work in an exciting, fast-paced environment in a period of significant program growth
  • Interact with a diverse student population
  • Work with a talented and hardworking team


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working at a college/university, or other institutions/organizations with roles focused on expanding college access and inclusion
  • 2 years of experience working in an advisory capacity to college students, particularly with the demographic we serve (first gen and low‐income college students)
  • Team player with excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Confidence with structuring his/her own work
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously under time‐pressure 
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of advising and administrative matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and highly team‐orientation 
  • Demonstrably excellent analytical skills, as well as effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Significant knowledge of the demands of first generation college-going students at highly selective colleges
  • Availability and willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours

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