Program Director, Planning and Development

Washington D.C
May 05, 2019
May 24, 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.


Program Director, Planning and Development - School of Continuing Studies (SCS)

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) offers graduate programs in professional and liberal studies, professional certificate programs, custom and corporate training and education, summer school and special programs, and the University's only part-time bachelor's program. By pairing seasoned scholars and practitioners with innovative educational programming, SCS prepares students with the skills needed to succeed in today's evolving business landscape.

The Program Director provides administrative management and support the ground and online modalities for academic programs which include: Real Estate, Project Management, and Urban and Regional Planning. This position assists with the day-to-day administrative activities of the program(s), and serves as the liaison with various SCS and University departments. This position will play a vital role by managing various touch points of the student life cycle. This position is responsible for upholding and being well versed in all University academic and administrative policies while working with various stakeholders in the community. The Program Director job requirements include but are not limited to:
  • Supports the day-to-day activities of the program(s) in providing administrative support for current and graduating students.
  • Provides support and direction for academic advising, registration processes, academic actions, admissions events, new student orientation, and student out-processing procedures.
  • Acts as the liaison between the program and various SCS and University departments on behalf of the student body.
  • Tracks all enrollment stages, from current students through alumni.
  • Organizes critical data for course scheduling and will supports the development of each semester's schedule based on those findings.

  • Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred
  • 2+ years of work experience in professional academic setting preferred
  • Experience at an academic institution a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to translate policy into effective student advising
  • Strong work ethic, good judgment, ability to collaborate effectively with others

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