Director of Events & Special Projects, Institute of Politics and Public Service
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Director of Events & Special Projects, Institute of Politics and Public Service - Georgetown University's 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. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
Program and Event Series Operations and Logistics
Identify opportunities for speakers, panels, symposia, and event series (the GU Politics Forum)
Develop and maintain the calendar of events
Staff the Institute's events, which include some night programming
Oversee outreach to potential program participants
Work with the Communications Director to promote events and programs
Develop and help execute experiential learning opportunities for students, including some trips (minimal travel involved)
Strategic Planning and Partnership Development
Work with the Executive Director and Chief of Staff 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
Develop and manage external partnerships with strategic partners, in line with the Institute's growth plan
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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