Special Assistant to the President - Georgetown university

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Special Assistant to the President - Georgetown university

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Special Assistant to the President is responsible for preparing and maintaining the President's daily briefing book and compiling all of the materials that are submitted to the President. Drives the President to appointments, events, meetings and airports using the University vehicle. Serves as advance person for set-up and preparation of President's events and meetings. Travels with, or in advance of the President, on domestic and international business travel as needed. This position requires early morning and late night hours as well as weekend work.

Work Interactions

This position works with the Scheduler in the Office of the President and reports to the Chief of Staff to support the President of the University. The Special Assistant also works with internal and external constituencies to ensure the President's successful participation in events.


  • B. A.
  • 2 to 3 years of administrative/ office experience in an executive office environment preferred.
  • 1 to 2 years of professional driving experience.
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record, and a valid passport required.
  • Driving experience in DC and substantial knowledge of the DC metropolitan area preferred.
  • Punctual, reliable, professional demeanor, excellent organizational and communications skills, attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion.
  • Ability to remain calm and use good judgement at all times.
  • Must be available to work long hours, weekends and travel overnight when needed.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

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 https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

To apply, visit https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Special-Assistant-to-the-President---Georgetown-university_JR10098

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Job No:
Posted: 4/26/2021
Application Due: 4/26/2033
Work Type: Full Time