Director of Communications, Institute of Politics and Public Service - Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Job Description
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. Requirements Director of Communications, Institute of Politics and Public Service - Georgetown University Founded as part of the new McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown in 2013 and launched in the fall of 2015, the Institute of Politics and Public Service is dedicated to reconnecting young people with the notion that politics is a noble vehicle for public service. How do we do that? By asking them how. Job Overview The Director of Communications at the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) develops and implements a robust communications plan to tell the GU Politics story to both internal and external audiences. They promote GU Politics events; interface with members of the press; identify opportunities to amplify and promote the Institute's activities, fellows, and Executive Director. They also manage GU Politics social media, website, and digital presence as well as student-run communications initiatives such as the Institute's podcast, digital journal, and others. Work Interactions Reporting to the GU Politics Executive Director and Managing Director, the Director of Communications works closely with member of the team to identify ways to amplify various aspects of Institute programming. They work closely with the Director of Communications of the Institute's parent school, the McCourt School of Public Policy, as well as the Georgetown University Office of Communications; and when the Institute collaborates with other university entities on programming, they coordinate communications activities with representatives from those offices as well. Qualifications * Bachelor's degree * 3 to 5 years of experience in political communications, advocacy communications, or media * Demonstrated experience in digital communications * A strong interest in politics, government and media Work Mode: Hybrid (4 days on campus, 1 day telework). Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation. Current Georgetown Employees: If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS ( using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown. 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