Program Associate, Institute of International Economic Law - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Apr 17, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Program Associate, Institute of International Economic Law - Georgetown University Law Center

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The Institute of International Economic Law {IIEL) is the focal point for the study of international economic law at Georgetown. IIEL's faculty include scholars and practitioners at the forefront of all areas of international economic law including trade, investment and financial regulation, tax, business, and monetary law. The Program Associate is a critical team member, working closely with the entire IIEL team to facilitate the smooth functioning of all IIEL programs and activities. S/he manages all administrative and financial activities required for the effective and efficient administration of IIEL events, communications, policies and procedures. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Program Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

Budget and Event Logistical Support
  • Oversees management of the department's financial transactions, including processing reimbursements and invoices, reconciling IIEL Pro Cards and monthly budget records, and supporting the annual IIEL budget request and approval process.
  • Coordinates administrative aspects of all grants and fundraising initiatives.
  • Facilitates smooth office functions, including IIEL Human Resources and payroll activities, departmental supplies, and maintenance.
  • Assists in the logistical organization of IIEL programs and events (both professional/external and student-focused), including reserving space, handling 1ST and catering needs, RSVP s, and advertising.

Institute Communications Support
  • Assists in IIEL communications, including the maintenance of IIEL's website(s), contact database and social media engagement.
  • issues speaker invitations and related follow-up, in support of all IIEL programs and events.
  • Provides supplemental support to the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL) as needed.
  • Monitors IIEL's institutional phone and email accounts, providing timely and professional responses to all communications therein and/or forwarding the communications to senior team members for further disposition.

Office Management
  • Attends monthly Centers and Institutes meetings, and provides written reports to IIEL team members.
  • Takes team notes at IIEL staff and other relevant Georgetown Law meetings.
  • Maintains a hard copy and electronic official IIEL program and events files.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior administrative experience, preferably in a higher education setting
  • Experience with managing financial records and budgets
  • Experience with project administration, event and travel planning
  • Ability and flexibility to work mornings and evenings as needed for events
  • Experience with supporting smooth office functions (for example, ordering supplies, and coordinating maintenance of facilities)
  • Effective team player with strong problem-solving skills & a customer service orientation
  • Comfortable with interacting with internal colleagues and external constituents, donors, program participants and VIPs
  • Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, written and verbal)
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, as well asbe prepared to offer one-page writing samples
  • Attention to detail, well organized, and prioritization skills
  • Experience with international and/or multicultural experience/exposure preferred

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