Job Location:
Main Campus

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Job Overview

The Associate Director of Operations  is directly responsible for:  (1) overseeing all aspects of the Career Center’s operations, including front desk; recruiting programs and events; technology platforms, data collection and analysis; and marketing and communications, (2) liaising with Georgetown’s finance and procurement offices:  managing the Center’s revenue; purchase orders; contracts, memberships and subscriptions; and experiential learning stipend programs, and (3) liaising with Georgetown’s human resources personnel: recruiting and onboarding employees, requesting salary adjustments or position changes, and submitting HR-related requests via Georgetown’s Workday (GMS) system.

Work Interactions and Work Mode Description

The Associate Director of Operations reports directly to the Center’s Director and  supervises four full-time staff members:

  • Assistant Director, Technology and Assessment

  • Marketing & Communications Specialist

  • Manager, Recruiting & Leadership Programs

  • Office Administrative Manager

The incumbent will be responsible for understanding the GMS Workday financial system and be able to perform in the system at a high level. Active engagement with Main Campus Finance, Procurements and Contracts, Accounts Payable, and other University departments will occur on a regular basis.

This position advances the strategic goals of career and professional development writ-large at Georgetown, and ensures that students, employers, alumni, and other Center visitors have an exceptional experience when engaging in career programs on campus or virtually. 

WORK MODE:  This position has been designated as Hybrid 3 Days. Please note that during the height of recruiting (September/October and January/February), 4 in-office days per week may be required.  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 website: https://hr.georgetown.edu/mode-of-work-designation.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in a business-related field

  •  Five years of relevant experience; at least two years as a direct supervisor

Practical Experience: 3-5 years of financial and/or administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Technical Qualifications:  Proficiency with Microsoft Office.  Will be required to learn and use Workday Financials.

Other Skills:  Must have excellent communication skills (both oral and written), ability to multi-task and delegate, good sense of organization and planning, problem-solving skills, and analytic ability.  A detail-oriented, service-focused professional demeanor and a team orientation is also required. The ability to develop rapport with professional staff, undergraduate students, employers, alumni, and faculty.

Preferred requirements:  Master’s degree; 5+ years of relevant experience; experience working in a finance or administrative unit at a university or college.


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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 comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.