Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership
Location: Washington, D.C.
Work Mode Designation
This position has been designated as Hybrid 1 Day. 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: https://hr.georgetown.edu/mode-of-work-designation.
Internal Number: JR16197
As a part of the country’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service (CSJ) within the Division of Student Affairs animates the University’s Jesuit values and mission through its work in research, teaching, and service. A component of the work includes keeping with Georgetown University’s mission to educate people to be reflective lifelong learners and responsible and active participants in civic life and service to others and consistent with the university’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and its institutional commitment to pursuing justice and the common good.
The Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership, plays a key campus leadership role in advancing student formation and social justice leadership development drawing from a foundation of social and racial justice practices and theories. The position serves three important functions with the Center for Social Justice, with a particular focus on social justice leadership development and students’ exploration of the Bridges to Social Justice framework.
First, the position is responsible for connecting Georgetown students to service and social justice opportunities through student organizations, overseeing the work and leadership development of CSJ’s Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO) and student organization leaders–including coordination with other student organization advising teams at Georgetown University–and managing CSJ’s advising of student organizations and leadership development of student organization leaders.
Second, this position advises the Social Innovation and Public Service (SIPS) Fund, advancing efforts to promote social innovation, philanthropy, and funding efforts for projects that create social change.
Third, this position is responsible for coordinating CSJ-wide student social justice leadership development and advances learning about the Bridges to Social Justice framework, including co-curricular opportunities during Georgetown summer terms.
The Assistant Director participates in CSJ activities and acts as a representative of CSJ in university-wide activities, such as cross-departmental committees, position searches and student organization activities, and it assists in building and strengthening ties with other departments within the University.
A Master’s Degree is highly preferred
A minimum of three to five years in community-based program management, student formation and leadership development, and/or comparable experience.
An understanding of student formation and social justice leadership development
Commitment to social justice
A knowledge of Washington, DC is a plus
Prior experience in event planning, mentoring and advising, and board management is a plus
Prefer experience working with college students and volunteers, familiarity with university culture, and working in and with diverse communities
The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001. The Center has a mission that is simple to state, but far-reaching in its implications:
In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.
CSJ is guided by that mission as it strives to consolidate and develop work in its three key areas: community and public service, curriculum and pedagogy, and engaged research. First, CSJ incorporates and builds on decades of vibrant student direct service and social action, and the learning those foster, whether from tutoring and mentoring or educating and organizing. Second, CSJ promotes and helps to develop curricular offerings that incorporate social justice issues; through Community-Based Learning, UNXD 130 CBL: Social Action, and UNXP 130 CBL: Intersections of Social Justice, students and faculty incorporate social justice themes and pedagogical practices into their courses and community work. Third, CSJ serves as a catalyst for community-based research, providing research opportunities for faculty and ...students to partner with communities in the District and beyond, in order to develop the assets within communities and to access additional needed resources in a mutually beneficial way. Through such critical and engaged work, Georgetown builds on its tradition of academic excellence and contributes in singular ways to the Jesuit ideal of justice education and action.