The School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) is a leader in media, journalism, and political communication instruction and research. As part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), we have built our international reputation on the strength of a liberal arts education. We bring Washington into the classroom with a focus on how the media inform and influence policy and politics in a democracy.
The Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC) is a leading organization in the field of public diplomacy and global communication and jointly administered by the SMPA out of the Elliott School of International Affairs. The Program Assistant IPDGC assists the Program Director in programming, communications and administration of program and institute. Specific job functions include:
1. Administrative Coordinator for Global Communication students and prospective students
2. Plans Global Communication social outreach and maintains social media presence on Facebook and Twitter for both Master of Arts program and IPDGC
3. Edits and maintains "Take Five" blog website for IPDGC
5. Plans, organizes and executes several events a semester for IPDGC, including arranging travel and payments for speakers
6. Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma/GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is necessary plus 1.5 years of relevant experience. Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
Prior professional experience facilitating projects or program management is encouraged.
Experience with marketing, outreach and academic recruiting.
Experience with website design and web maintenance is encouraged.
Experience with international students and/or in educational environment is desirable.
Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills are preferred.
Familiarity with word processing, database management, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred.
Strong, demonstrated teamwork skills.
Strong social networking skills.
II. JOB DETAILS
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Columbian College of Arts&Sciences (CCAS) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time Hours Per Week: 20 Work Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 5 hours/day Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit, Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S005715 Job Open Date: 08/25/2016 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."