Communication and Research Administrator - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Communication and Research Administrator - Georgetown University Medical 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.


The Communications and Research Administrator is responsible for the daily communications and financial activities of the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS). This includes oversight of internal and external communications, website and social media management, budget management, and financial reconciliation. This role is also responsible for assisting with data collection and reporting efforts required by the department, leadership, and federal entities. These functions are performed in accordance with Georgetown University Medical Center's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

Work Interactions

The work of the Communications and Research Administrator is essential to the effective operations of GHUCCTS. This person will serve as a central point of contact for all member institutions, offering guidance and support in increasing communication efforts, recruiting for available funding opportunities, and fiscal management of funds. This person will lead engagement efforts, both internal and external, that would foster innovation collaborations, strengthen proposal submission, and increase awareness among the national CTSA affiliates of the work that is accomplished at GHUCCTS. Cross-institutional interactions are essential in this position due to the multiple institutional partnership under the Center. The Communications and Research Administrator will report to the Senior Administrative Director.


Education Level:

  • Minimum Bachelor
  • Preferred Master's degree in Research Administration, Finance, Business or related field.
  • Certification in Research Administration a plus.

Practical Experience (years needed and type required):
  • 3-5 year academic administration experience, preferably in the research administration field
  • 3-5 years of experience in financial management, including daily operations and budget reconciliation.
  • 3-5 years of experience in organizational communications, including website maintenance and content writing, social media management

Technical Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of institutional and federal regulations/guidelines governing grants administration.
  • Skilled in using various software applications that can assemble, manipulate and format data and reports such as word processing (word), spreadsheets (excel), slide presentations (ppt), design software and databases, grants management software and tools (ASSIST).
  • Skilled in content management systems (CMS), web analytics and marketing software (iApps preferred).
  • Skilled in using online tools for coordinating meetings (i.e., Doodle poll, Need-to-Meet, etc.)

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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.

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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 or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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