Program Assistant

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Program Assistant

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Job Overview

The Program Assistant will provide critical administrative and coordination support to the Project Directors, Project Faculty, and Staff on the Head Start National Center Health, Behavioral Health and Safety (NCHBHS) in the Center for Child & Human Development (CCHD, which is a federally funded center providing training and technical assistance to Head Start and Early Head Start programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and American Indian and Alaska Native and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start communities. The NCHBHS's consortium of multidisciplinary experts will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in enhancing the well-being of over 1 million young children and families in low-income communities. As a member of the NCHBHS team, the Program Assistant will provide overall program support which would include but not be limited to: travel arrangements, reimbursements and expense reports, assist with development of PowerPoint and training material preparation, technical support associated with multimedia instruction, literature searches, copying and shipping training materials, scheduling meetings, and assisting with reporting requirements. In addition, the Program Assistant will support the social media activities of the grant, working in collaboration with the Program Coordinator to ensure that program activities are disseminated through Head Start specific, and customary social media platforms. The Program Assistant may provide limited administrative and programmatic support for other CCHD projects and centers. The Program Assistant will serve as the first point of contact for both the GUCCHD and the NCHBHS.

Work Interactions

The Program Assistant will report directly to the GUCCHD Administrator and will receive programmatic direction from the Project Director of the NCHBHS. The NCHBHS is a one of four national centers funded to provide training and technical assistance to Head Start and Early Head Start. There is a high-level impact to the reputation of this national center, correspondence and interactions must meet standards of professionalism and reflect the mission of Georgetown's programs. This position will interface with project faculty, staff of grant- or contract- funded projects that support Head Start and Early Head Start. The Program Assistant will also participate and attend Center-wide and project centered meetings.

Requirements and Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree, with progressive administrative experience of 2-4 years, proficiency in office, presentation and project management software and social media (e.g. MS Office, Google Suite, Adobe, Webex, Zoom, Smartsheets, etc.), strong written and oral communication and research skills. Experience with organizing events or meetings. Must have ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to deal effectively and professionally with a variety of individuals.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/2/2020
Application Due: 12/8/2020
Work Type: Full Time