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Assistant Director of Education, Prisons and Justice Institute - Georgetown University at Georgetown University

Assistant Director of Education, Prisons and Justice Institute - Georgetown University

Georgetown University Washington, DC (Onsite) Full-Time
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.


Assistant Director of Education, Prisons and Justice Institute - Georgetown University

Georgetown University's Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) works in prisons, in communities and on campus to address the crisis of mass incarceration while recognizing the humanity in everyone. PJI's programs offer transformative education and training to open doors for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in the Washington, D.C. area. We empower those whose potential has been stymied by lack of opportunity and constrained by incarceration to become leaders in their communities. We equip talented individuals with knowledge, skills, experiences, and academic achievement to help them overcome the stigma of incarceration.

Job Overview

Reporting to the Director of Education, the Assistant Director of Education is responsible for assisting with curriculum development and faculty recruitment, training and supervision for all faculty working within the Bachelor of Liberal Arts at Patuxent Institution and the program at the DC Jail.

Work Interactions

The Assistant Director of Education collaborates in an intellectually rigorous, diverse, equitable, inclusive campus community that is committed to civil dialogue and the free exchange of ideas. This requires working with faculty and students across multiple disciplines, while engaging with a broad range of stakeholders, including incarcerated students, correctional staff and administrators, and other program staff.

The Assistant Director works closely with students; collaborates with fellow staff and faculty; and serves as the primary administrative representative on all matters related to academic affairs. The Assistant Director of Education will also work closely with the PJI Director and the Program Coordinator.


* Master's degree - preference for Ph.D.
* Extensive graduate-level experience in the social sciences, natural sciences, and/or humanities
* Extensive teaching experience
* Experience supervising and leading teams, including the ability to give clear and actionable feedback, to support each team member's development, and to support individual goal-setting of supervisees
* Outstanding communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, etc.)
* Ability to manage multiple competing priorities/multiple projects within tight deadlines
* Ability to manage a high volume of close, multi-channel communication with team members
* Aptitude for working in a culturally diverse environment; ability to interact patiently and diplomatically with a wide variety of constituencies
* Strong organizational and time management skills; detail-orientation
* Analytical thinker, team-builder
* Mastery of computer skills (MS Office Suite with strong emphasis on Excel, Google Docs, Sheets, Groups, and Calendar, Air Table, etc.)
* Some duties for this job are performed inside Patuxent Institution and will be required to work at least two evenings per week

Preferred qualification

Experience with prisons and prison education programs

While teaching is a requirement, we are especially interested to hire PhDs with the ability to teach core courses in our curriculum. Our program has core teaching needs in math & computer science, theology, history, writing, and the natural sciences.

Work Mode: On campus. 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.

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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 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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