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Associate Director, Center for Student Engagement - Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown Univers

Georgetown University
Crystal, VA
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Global Affairs & Engagement
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University, Government
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.


Associate Director, Center for Student Engagement - Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown University

Georgetown's Center for Student Engagement fosters campus-wide engagement and student development by working with campus partners and undergraduate students in a Jesuit context. We do this by facilitating high quality programs that spark curiosity and inspire action; developing a sense of community that centers citizenship and belonging; and providing leadership opportunities that foster agency, reflection, integrity, and collaboration.

Job Overview

The Associate Director of Student Engagement oversees the management and advising of co-curricular educational opportunities for students engaged in 200+ student organizations.

They participate in the leadership of the department by supervising Program Coordinators, an Administrative Assistant, and graduate student assistant(s); support practical budget administration for 200+ student organizations, including financial transaction reconciliation, financial training, and account reconciliation; and act as the office technology liaison for the campus engagement online platform.

As well, they lead university efforts to educate student leaders on hazing prevention and education, and collaborates with colleagues to coordinate response to reports of hazing; and oversee student organization compliance with university policies, including Bystander Education, Student Organization Standards and a wide variety of financial policies.

The Associate Director develops and administers policies for student organizations and their members; trains and advises student leaders; and provides programming and technology support for more than 200 student organizations, including the Council of Advisory Boards, the Lecture Fund, and the Student Activities Commission.

Work Interactions and Work Mode Designation

Reporting directly to the Director of Student Engagement, the Associate Director supervises the Program Coordinators, Administrative Assistant and Graduate Student Assistant(s), who comprise a team that makes up the core of the advising structure for Georgetown's 200+ student organizations and lead cross-university efforts to standardize and practice student organization advising.

They provide direct advising of several high profile, high risk student organizations that require complex management, programming and communication skills, including the Lecture Fund, the Council of Advisory Boards, and the Student Activities Commission. These groups routinely encounter educational and philosophical issues centered on critical matters in higher education, such as upholding principles of free speech and expression, developing community in healthy ways, and addressing problems characteristic of student organizations including hazing, misuse of alcohol, and unhealthy organizational culture.

The Associate Director takes an educational approach to advising students through difficult, sensitive and public situations. A highly motivated, self-starter, and an effective communicator, they routinely work nights and weekends during heavy programming and training seasons and to cover weekly board meetings.

The Associate Director assists the Director in managing a fast paced, unpredictable environment while maintaining an educational focus; upholds clear standard procedures and policies; and supervises and coaches subordinate staff to exercise independent thinking and judgment.

The Associate Director necessarily exercises strong communication skills and a high degree of discretion regarding sensitive matters of student decision making and leadership behavior.

This position has been designated as On-Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website:

Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree - preference for Master's degree in higher education or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant, progressively responsible leadership within Student Engagement or Campus Life, including at least two years in a student engagement/student activities office
  • Supervisory experience and record of experience with administration, knowledge of student development theory, and legal issues
  • Management experience of significant financial and human resources
  • Availability and flexibility for night and weekend coverage

Pay Range:

The projected salary or hourly pay range for this position which represents the full range of anticipated compensation is:

$47,586.00 - $87,558.13

Compensation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate's individual qualifications, experience, education, skills, and certifications, as well as the University's business needs and external factors.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. Documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

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