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Director of Events and Special Projects - McCourt School of Public Policy
The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy is a nonacademic program established to better connect students with the political process and empower them to make it work better. Driven by a belief that better understanding can lead to more civil and productive politics, GU Politics offers a series of programs focused on practical and applied politics that offers students opportunities to directly engage with leading members of the political, governmental, journalism and advocacy communities; explore ideas to improve the process; and work to put some of those ideas into practice.
The Director of Events & Special Projects will be responsible for developing and executing a strategy for dynamic and timely weekly events sponsored by the Institute of Politics and Public Service. He/she will be responsible for identifying opportunities for speakers, panels, symposia, event series, experiential learning opportunities for students, trips, and other events serving the Georgetown community and beyond. The Director of Events and Special Projects will be responsible for all aspects of event management, from setting the strategic vision with the Executive Director, developing and maintaining the calendar of events, overseeing outreach to potential program participants, working with the communications team to promote, coordinating with the operations team on execution, and staffing the actual events. Duties include but are not limited to:
Oversee Speakers Program and Event Series
Identify opportunities for speakers, panels, symposia, event series, experiential learning opportunities for students, trips, and other events serving the Georgetown community and beyond.
Develop and maintain the calendar of events.
Oversee outreach to potential program participants.
Work with the communications team to promote events.
Staff the actual events (including evening events).
Strategic Planning,Operations and Logistics
Work with the Executive Director to build a strategic plan for events and special projects for the current year and beyond.
Work with all appropriate GU Politics, McCourt School, and broader university staff to operationalize and execute all aspects of events and special programs.
Bachelor's Degree or higher
Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in politics, government, advocacy, political campaigns, public relations, journalism or a related field
Strong understanding of and passion for politics, government, public policy, media, advocacy, and current affairs is essential
Strategic thinker with strong planning, management organizational skills
Strong skills in leadership, problem-solving, time management and communication
Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills
Willing and able to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary
Ability to build and foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Self-starter with ability to manage multiple projects and achieve goals
Experience in development, outreach and coalition building is helpful
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