Director of Programming, Institute of Politics and Public Service Georgetown University
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Director of Programming, Institute of Politics and Public Service - Georgetown University
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 Programming for the Institute of Politics and Public Service works closely with the Executive Director and Chief of Staff to develop and execute a strategy for all Institute programs. They oversee strategy for the Fellows Program, Forum Programming, Experiential Programming, and Career Programmingbolstering existing activities and identifying opportunities for growth. The Director of Programming has responsibilities that include but are not limited to:
Identifying and developing a recruitment pipeline for potential future fellows
Developing a strategic plan for the Fellows Alumni Network (FAN), deepening former fellows' sustained engagement with the institute
Overseeing the strategic direction of forum programming, which is both responsive to the news-of-the-day and proactive in exploring major conversations that impact the national dialogue
Creating experiential programming opportunities for our students, giving them the opportunity to deepen their understanding of politics through initiatives like simulations, trips, and student-run initiatives
Driving the direction of career programming, including workshops, trainings, and networking opportunities that allow Georgetown students to explore the various career paths in politics and public service that are available to themand leveraging his/her network to recruit speakers
Building out issue-specific programming, such as political media, international and local politics, women in politics, and polling
External Outreach & Partnership Development
Inviting high-level guests - e.g., speakers, fellows - as a senior representative of the institute
Serving as the primary leader of our on-campus partnerships, identifying opportunities for collaboration across all of our programming
Collaborating with the Chief of Staff to identify sponsorship opportunities for programming
Identifying external partnership opportunities to elevate the institute's presence in the DC and wider political communities
Broadening the institute's reach by building relationships with new audiences
Managing Assistant Director(s) of Programming to ensure that all programming goals are met
Overseeing implementation of student engagement plan
Bachelor's degree or higher
5 to 7 years of experience in government, political campaigns, political journalism or a related field.
Understanding of modern political campaigning and government
Preference for experience in development, outreach, and coalition building
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