Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership - Georgetown University Main Campus
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As a part of the country's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) animates the University's Jesuit values and mission through its work in research, teaching, and service. A component of the work includes keeping with Georgetown University's mission to educate people to be reflective lifelong learners and responsible and active participants in civic life and service to others and consistent with the university's Catholic and Jesuit identity and its institutional commitment to pursuing justice and the common good.
The Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership Development plays a key campus leadership role in advancing student formation and social justice leadership development drawing from a foundation of social and racial justice practices and theories. The position serves three important functions with the Center for Social Justice. First, the position is responsible for connecting Georgetown students to service and social justice opportunities through student organizations and oversees the work and leadership development of CSJ's Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO) and student organization leaders. Second, the position is responsible for coordinating CSJ-wide student social justice leadership development. Third, this position manages CSJ's advising of student organizations and leadership development of organization leaders. The Assistant Director participates in CSJ activities and acts as a representative of CSJ in university-wide activities, such as cross-departmental committees, position searches and student organization activities, and it assists in building and strengthening ties with other departments within the University.
Student Organizations and ABSO is one of CSJ's professionally staffed programs. CSJ has more than 40 student-run social justice organizations, which complement the research and curricular work of the Center. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director of the Center for Social Justice, and works with students, University partnerssuch as the Office of the President and the Division of Student Affairsand DC community partners. The position coordinates special events that call for collaboration across CSJ programs, with campus partners, and with community partners. The events and programs complement and enhance the interconnection of CSJ's service programs, student organizations, research, and curricular work. In addition, some event coordination includes a leadership development component. This position manages CSJ's student organization advising by leading staff advising strategy, training, and techniques across the CSJ team. The Assistant Director reports to the CSJ Deputy Director.
Bachelor's Degree in leadership, psychology, community development, or a related field
A Master's Degree is highly preferred
A minimum of three to five years in community-based program management, student formation and leadership development, and/or comparable experience.
An understanding of student formation and leadership development
Commitment to social justice theories
A knowledge of Washington, DC is a plus
Prior experience in event planning, mentoring and advising, and board management is a plus
Prefer experience working with college students and volunteers, familiarity with university culture, and working in and with diverse communities
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