RISE Program Director - Georgetown University Law Center

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RISE Program Director - Georgetown University Law Center

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.


RISE is an innovative program designed to serve incoming JD students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in law school and the legal profession, including but not limited to underrepresented racial, ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic, and first generation college backgrounds. RISE is a cross-campus collaboration intended to help students form community with other entering students before classes begin; obtain the essential academic and professional skills that law school and the legal profession demand; and build relationships with peer mentors, teaching fellows, faculty, staff, and alumni across the Georgetown Law community to promote thriving and leadership capacity.

Reporting to the RISE Executive Director(s) with a dotted line to the Dean of Students, the RISE Program Director is responsible for administering many of the day to day operations of RISE for Georgetown University Law Center students. The Program Director's position has four primary functions:

(1) administer the day-to-day operations of the RISE program, ranging from individual student support to program and event planning and execution;

(2) promote RISE and develop and execute RISE communications within and outside Georgetown;

(3) assist in the strategic growth and development of RISE, including fundraising; and

(4) iteratively evaluate RISE's effectiveness and integrate findings into program structure.

Work Interactions
The RISE Program Director reports directly to the RISE Executive Director(s) with a dotted line report to the Dean of Students. The RISE Program Director will hire and supervise student workers, including RISE Teaching Fellows and RISE Peer Mentors. The RISE Program Director will collaborate with the Office of Admissions, the Office of Alumni and Development, the Office of Career Strategies, the Office of the Dean of Students, Campus Ministry, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Office of Public Interest and Community Service, faculty and other departments as required to support and grow the program.


  • A J.D. degree and 3-5 years of experience required. Ability to manage programs with minimal supervision, juggle multiple priorities, meet deadlines and budgets, and closely manage detail are critical.

Other required qualifications include: excellent judgment, discretion and professionalism; strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including the capacity to teach and speak before large audiences; strong organizational and execution skills; the capacity to navigate difficult personalities and situations; successful academic record in law school; empathy and high emotional intelligence; and social media fluency.

Preferred qualifications
  • The right candidate will be from an underrepresented background (or have significant experience working with students and/or professionals who are), have the ability and keen desire to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty and administrators and a creative, positive, problem-solving approach to complex issues.

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Submission Guidelines:

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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/Law-Center/RISE-Program-Director---Georgetown-University-Law-Center_JR10294

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Job No:
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time