Communications Specialist, Office of the President - Georgetown University

Washington D.C
Jun 14, 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.


Communications Specialist, Office of the President

The Office of the President is the administrative office of the president of Georgetown University.

The Communications Specialist will assist in the research, writing, and development of a broad range of written, spoken and digital communication for the President's Office. S/he will be a member of a cross-functional writing team and will assist with various communication tasks and projects, including drafting correspondence, speeches, talking points, and other research and writing project as required. Additionally, s/he will play a leading role in the content, maintenance, and ongoing development of the President's digital properties.

The Communications Specialist's duties include but are not limited to:
  • Write and manage material for digital platforms.
  • Research, write, and develop correspondence.
  • Research, write, and develop speeches.
  • Assist with other communications and office duties, as assigned.

S/he will be required to work flexible hours and respond in a timely and professional manner to requests and assigned tasks.

  • BA with at least 3-6 years of work experience in a communications field
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and proactively
  • Excellent research skills
  • The ability to work on multiple writing projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • The ability to work quickly under pressure and work well in a team environment
  • Keen attention to detail, and strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • A high degree of personal integrity and ethics and demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
  • A desire to follow a steep growth trajectory
  • Careful judgment and discretion to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality

Preferred qualifications
  • Experience in leadership and executive communications
  • A demonstrated understanding of social media strategy for an executive, as well as web content creation and management
  • Interest in the higher education industry

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