Assistant Director, MBA Programs - McDonough School of Business

Washington D.C
May 03, 2019
Jul 04, 2019
Full Time
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business develops principled leaders with a global mindset to be in service to business and society. Guided by that purpose, we are a business school that produces knowledge and educates leaders to address the most significant challenges and opportunities facing business and society today.

The Assistant Director assists the effective delivery of an exceptional MBA experience for approximately 950+ Full-time and Evening MBA students, including activities and responsibilities relating to both the academic and co-curricular components of the MBA program. Reporting to the Director, Student Services and Operations, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Serves as academic advisor for multiple cohorts of students in each class of either the Full-time or Evening MBA Program (overall 140-210 students), staying in regular communication with students regarding curriculum planning, degree progress, and academic difficulties, if any.
  • Serves as general liaison with other university offices (such as University Registrar, Academic Resource Center, Counseling and Psychiatric Service, and the Office of Global Studies) to support students with any other academic or personal issues as needed.
  • Works as part of a team of nine program office professionals who together oversee and promote excellence in all aspects of the MBA student experience - including management of both the academic experience ( the course bidding process, registration, graduation audit) and the co-curricular experience (student government and clubs, celebratory events, graduation).
  • Participates in a cross-functional team where any one member can contribute (and, when necessary, take over) the specialized responsibilities of any other member.
  • Plays an instrumental role in the co-curricular development and support of MBA students, and the oversight of student club budgets and finances.

  • Bachelor's degree - Master's preferred
  • At least 2-3 years in a student services and/or higher education environment, which may be substituted with experience in a comparable MBA program
  • Multi-tasker, extremely organized, and have the ability to work in a high pressured environment, with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • A self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, and budget experience
  • Experience in a University setting is highly preferred

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