Assistant Director, Program Management, Pivot Program - McDonough School of Business

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Assistant Director, Program Management, Pivot Program - McDonough School of Business

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Assistant Director of Program Management, MSB Custom Executive Education - The Pivot Program

The Assistant Director of Program Management will be a part of the McDonough School of Business' Custom Executive Education team and the primary role will be to serve as the program manager for the Georgetown Pivot Program, a 10-month, non-degree custom program in business and entrepreneurship, specifically for formerly incarcerated individuals, offered by Georgetown in partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services. The Pivot Program combines classroom training with subsidized internship placements in local businesses and is designed to help participants obtain sustainable permanent employment, either inside these organizations or in business enterprises of their own. The ideal candidate will be an individual with outstanding organizational skills who is able to engage with multiple stakeholders: students, faculty, donors and employer partners. Strict attention to detail is a must.

The program manager will be a key member of the leadership team of Pivot Program and may also be asked to support other smaller Executive Custom Programs as needed from time to time. Reporting to the Director of Program Management, the Assistant Director, Program Management will have responsibilities including, but not limited to: project management, event management, assisting with recruitment, payroll operations, extensive client interaction and program delivery both onsite at Georgetown as well as offsite at various locations in and around the District of Columbia.

Program management responsibilities will include extensive client interaction on a daily basis across multiple departments and external offices, the leading of communications with up to 30 participants every weekday for 10 months, as well as highly detailed coordination with faculty members, instructors, external vendors and contractors. The candidate will also be responsible for systematic, regular, and extensive cross-training and onboarding of other program management staff for the Pivot Program. Working closely with the Pivot Managing Director and Pivot Academic Director, the candidate will help with recruitment and admissions, on-boarding and off-boarding internship hosts, coaching Fellows, and processing payroll for Pivot Fellows as well as the day-to-day operations of the program. When not working on the Pivot Program, and/or as overall office workload may require, this position may also manage other custom programs as required. This position will require flexibility as the incumbent may travel up to 5% of the year, both domestically and abroad for up to 10 days at a time, as well as working some evenings and weekends for special events.

Essential skills include outstanding organizational abilities, critical eye for detail, and outstanding written and oral communications. Independent decision-making and ability to act under pressure is critical. Little to no supervision is expected on most tasks.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Four (4) or more years of business experience in program or event management and high level client interaction.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple concurrent projects.
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field; Master's degree preferred, but not required.
  • Interest in and/or personal experience with the criminal justice system or reentry process is strongly preferred
  • Experience working directly with executives at all levels and a genuine desire to understand and engage with diverse cultures
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed as well as work some weekends and evenings for special events
  • Other Skills:
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills
    • Creativity in providing value-add solutions within the parameters of the budget
    • Critical ability to multi-task, prioritize, and execute
    • Critical eye for detail
    • Ability to build relationships with clients, peers, and key MSB stakeholders
    • Experience planning and managing a wide range of events
    • Confidence to use initiative, ask questions, and make recommendations with the end goal being process improvement and client satisfaction

This is a term position that is contingent on an annual grant funding.

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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: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time