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.
The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community.The Jesuit value of cura personalis - "care of the whole person" - represents the mission of Georgetown University.
Under the general direction of the Director of the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, and with guidance from the Vice President of Student Affairs within the Division of Student Affairs, the Associate Director for Undocumented Student Services & Director of Group Initiatives is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of programs and services to engage and support undocumented undergraduate and graduate students at Georgetown University. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for identifying and collaborating with on- and off- campus resources and partners to help undocumented students address and overcome obstacles to success and well-being. S/he is also responsible for assisting leadership, strategic planning, and direction for the Division of Student Affairs, which will support undocumented students by serving as a clearinghouse for resources and information as well as a safe space for building community and fellowship. W orking with faculty, staff, curricular deans and University counsel to assess emergency preparedness and crisis management for individual student cases, the Associate Director for Undocumented Student Services & Director of Group Initiatives has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Exercises independent judgment and initiative to create and implement programs and services related to student learning and development that align with the mission of Student Affairs and the University.
Assists in the recruitment, development, enrichment, inclusion, retention, and student experience of the Georgetown University undocumented student population.
Serves as a subject matter expert and a liaison to various offices and programs across campus and to external and community partners with regard to undocumented students at Georgetown University.
Seeks and composes grants for external funding and engage in other fundraising efforts, developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships within Student Affairs and the larger community to create and administer programs and services that support the retention and success of, and improve the campus climate for, undocumented students.
Serves as a first responder to crises (or perceived crises) for students, working with faculty, staff, curricular deans, and University counsel to assess emergency preparedness and crisis management for individual student cases.
Collaborates with colleagues in the President's Office, University Counsel, Governmental Relations and Community Engagement (GRACE), Student Affairs, CAPS, Public Affairs, Health Services, GUPD, and Emergency Management to ensure risk management protocols are in compliance and meet all University standards.
Forms, convenes, participates in, and consults with various working groups, task forces, and special initiatives, strengthening our Inclusive Community Summit, Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force, Disability Justice Working Group, Veterans Support Team, Mental Health Advisory Board, and Student Health Advisory Board.
Manages content and supports editing for the Undocumented Student Services website, working closely with University Communications to draft announcements and support content.
Assists in raising awareness about Undocumented Student Services programs and activities through disseminating information, announcements and web materials through mailing lists, social media platforms, and other means of communication.
As directed, drafts event announcements, web materials, and other office publicity outreach, and assists with other publications and marketing efforts as needed.
Participates in national workshops and trainings to connect with university administrators for collaboration and the sharing of ideas and best practices
Requirements and Qualifications
Master's Degree in higher education, counseling, social work, or a related field
5 to 8 years of experience in higher education in a role that requires knowledge of the full range of university functions
5 to 8 years of experience managing complex projects, individual advising and student risk mitigation and/or crisis management; demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations across functional units
3 to 5 years supporting underrepresented student development within higher education, demonstrated experience working with first-generation, low-income, racially and ethnically diverse student populations
Demonstrated experience with coordination, planning and facilitation of social justice educational programming about topics related to immigration law, higher education, intersectionality, power, privilege and oppression across multiple identities (ie: immigration, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability)
Strong understanding of financial resource management and advanced time management skills
Strong evaluation and problem-solving skills, superior judgement and professional courtesy communicating across various groups
Willingness to support evening/weekend programming and availability to travel and to work weekend and evening commitments
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About Georgetown University
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.