Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is dedicated to fulfilling Georgetown University's mission of promoting intellectual, ethical and spiritual understanding through serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs. Embodying this spirit of the University, Georgetown's Qatar campus undertakes education, research, and service in order to advance knowledge and provide students and the community with a holistic educational experience that produces global citizens committed to the service of humankind. We demonstrate the values of Georgetown University; seek to build upon the world-class reputation of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; and work with our partner, Qatar Foundation, in its endeavors to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Are you a recent Georgetown graduate looking to launch your career at a global campus? Do you have a passion for working with students and want to make a real impact?
We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team in Doha as Student Development Officers (SDO). This is an exciting opportunity for recent graduates to work at an international branch campus, foster connections with students from all over the world, and participate in one of the most prestigious higher education initiatives in the Gulf region.
Qatar has become a hub for regional and global networks in international diplomacy, energy, finance, economics, media, and sports. A modern, thriving country in the heart of the Middle East with an ambitious development vision, it offers a high standard of living, with excellent facilities, modern infrastructure, and a mix of local and cosmopolitan culture. Its central location also makes it the ideal location for exploring Asian, African, and European destinations.
- fully-furnished accommodation or housing allowance - transportation allowance - private worldwide health insurance - travel allowance to cover the cost of flying back home
The university will also assist with all immigration formalities and arrange expatriation and repatriation flights for those relocating to Doha.
The Student Development Officer (SDO) will utilize knowledge of student development theory and apply it co-curricular experiences that promote positive growth of self, facilitate transition from high school to college and ultimately prepare students for life after graduating from Georgetown University.
Primary responsibilities include:
Engage students individually and collectively to foster a sense of belonging and community.
Work on GUQ diversity initiatives that foster cross-cultural dialogue and more inclusive programming.
Encourage and support student involvement in co-curricular programs as a means of developing skills in planning, organization, communication, money management, creative problem-solving, and self-assessment, in keeping with the principle of 'Cura Personalis (Care of the Whole Person).'
Advise student clubs and coach sports teams, with a goal of developing students' leadership capabilities, fostering school spirit, and instilling a sense of ownership and personal responsibility.
Provide opportunities for reflection through retreat programs like ESCAPE.
Assist with community engagement programs in order create a commitment to social justice among SFS-Q students.
Assist in implementing major co-curricular initiatives, such as New Student Orientation, Model United Nations and Zones of Conflict, Zones of Peace.
Plan university-wide events such as the Diplomatic Ball, Georgetown Day and Qatar Foundation's Family Day.
Oversee the creation of annual publications such as the Faces Book, the Yearbook, the New Student Guide, and the academic planner.
Increase the competitiveness of SFS-Q's applicant pool by organizing external enrichment programs such as the Georgetown Pre-College Session (GPS) and after-school programs.
Supervise and assign tasks to student workers as appropriate.
Advocate on behalf of students in forums where students are not present.
Provide opportunities for students to voice their needs and concerns to GU faculty, staff and administrators through bodies like the Student Government Association.
Serve as a chaperone and foster student engagement on international student trips.
Other duties as assigned.
Essential Requirements - Candidates Must:
Hold a Bachelor's Degree (attained no later than August 2023 for the fall 2023 start).
Be recent graduates of Georgetown University in Qatar or Georgetown University in DC.
Understand Georgetown University's vision and mission for students, particularly regarding student engagement and Georgetown's Jesuit values.
Demonstrate event-planning and organizational skills.
Have prior student leadership experience.
Be comfortable with shift work and enthusiastic about participating in evening and weekend events and programming.
International experience is preferred, particularly experience as a student in a study abroad program.
Proficiency in utilizing social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat).
Past mentorship, teaching and/or tutoring experience is desirable.
Familiarity with culture and traditions of the Middle East and the Islamic world is a plus, as are Arabic language and writing skills.
Familiarity with PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign are helpful but not essential.
This a 2-year, non-renewable position scheduled to start in the fall 2023. There are three vacancies available. The review of applications will begin on March 26, 2023 for Doha campus alumni and on May 1, 2023 for DC campus alumni. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application prior to the deadline to ensure full consideration.
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University in Qatar, you must submit a cover letter and resume/CV for each position of interest. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.
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.
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