Special Assistant, Office of the Dean - McDonough School of Business

Washington D.C.
Feb 23, 2019
Mar 26, 2019
Full Time
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Special Assistant, Office of the Dean - McDonough School of Business (MSB)

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business (MSB) - located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations - develops principled leaders committed to serving both business and society. Through our global perspective, we prepare students to compete in today's international business environment.

The Special Assistant has a critical role in helping the department deliver services that are transparent, approachable, responsive, efficient, and excellent in execution.  S/he provides high-level administrative support to the Dean, Vice Dean, and senior staff, managing a portfolio of projects of institutional importance to the school; and in coordination with the Business Operations Manager, supports the effective functioning of the department's business operations and research and reporting functions. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, and co-supervising 4 Graduate Research Assistants, the Special Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages extensive calendars and prioritizes activities.
  • Oversees projects that involve extensive cooperation and coordination among multiple departments across the school.
  • Prepares written and/or verbal presentations or proposals on highly complex issues and delivers to a broad variety of audiences.
  • Identifies and implements innovative solutions to important, highly complex strategic and/or operational issues that may involve unusual circumstances and incomplete or conflicting data.
  • Ensures safe practices and environmental consciousness are exhibited in decisions.
  • Works independently on highly complex or strategic assignments.


  • A Bachelor's degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in an executive support function or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Enthusiasm, energy, and strong problem solving skills, and an ability to work effectively under pressure
  • A high level of  professionalism and discretion is a must
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment
  • An ability to juggle multiple assignments while meeting deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software, database management, social media, and e-mail

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