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The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy is a non-academic 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 Fellows and Career Programs will oversee two of GU Politics' flagship programs: the fellows program, and its career service programs. His/her duties include but are not limited to:
Oversee selection process for each class of GU Politics Fellows (every semester).
Manage all programming aspects of each fellow's tenure.
Coordinate fellows' discussion groups and office hours.
Work with the Director of Events and Special Programs to facilitate events with fellows.
Select and manage student strategy teams for each fellow.
Work with the communications team to promote fellows activities on campus.
Implement a recurring mentorship program that connects students one-on-one with political practitioners
Plan and execute career chats with practitioners to shed light on career paths in public service
Organize visits and field trips to explore different industries
Facilitate internship and recruitment opportunities; eventually identifying opportunities to fund student stipends for internship work
Conduct skills-building workshops, trainings and clinics to provide students with tangible experience.
Develop and maintain relationships with alumni and professionals in government, campaigns, and the private and non-profit sectors to expand the GU Politics network of mentors and employers
Liaise with career-oriented offices and entities within Georgetown University and among its various schools and programs to identify partnership and collaboration opportunities
Expand the breadth and scope of career-focused programs and initiatives in new and innovative ways
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 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
Enjoys working directly with students
Some professional experience in career development is helpful.
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