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Deputy Executive Director - Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality - Georgetown University Law Center

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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

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Deputy Executive Director - Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality - Georgetown University Law Center

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI) works to alleviate poverty and inequality, advance racial and gender equity, and expand economic inclusion for everyone in the U.S. through rigorous research, analysis, and ambitious policy ideas.

Job Overview

The Deputy Executive Director is an organizational leader with extensive experience in economic justice and racial equity policy, organizational development, and people and process management. They oversee the Center’s day-to-day work; carry out the Center’s vision and strategies; partner with the Executive Director (ED) on development and partnerships; and build center systems, policies, procedures, and culture that align with strategies and values.

The Deputy focuses more on internal center management, while the ED will focus more on external-facing activities; and together they will chart a path for the future growth and direction of the Center.

The Deputy Executive Director has responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

  • Manage day to day work of the center, including leadership of administrative, human resources, communications, and financial functions
  • Support the Executive Director with strategic planning, priority setting, staffing, programs, projects, initiatives and fundraising.
  • Represent the organization to funding partners and other internal and external stakeholders, building relationships and collaborations, including with faculty, funders, and Georgetown Administrators
  • Build and strengthen the center’s learning community and provide mentorship, coaching, and support to staff and students

Work Interactions and Work Mode Designation

Reporting to the incoming Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director manages many administrative personnel, including communications, administrative, financial, and/or events support; and works collaboratively with the leadership team and all staff to advance the mission of the Center.

This position has been designated as Hybrid. 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 website:

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • At least 10 years work experience with at least 5 years of management experience, including experience leading teams and as a direct supervisor to multiple staff.
  • Commitment and experience contributing to a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist workplace
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative programs or research agenda
  • Significant experience in academic administration, fundraising, and economic and racial justice research and policy
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff to manage and develop high-performance teams
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, facilitation, management and communication skills
  • Sensitivity to different working styles toward fostering collaboration and drive towards shared goals
  • Established relationships and networks in economic justice and racial equity space
  • A high level of knowledge of a broad range of poverty & inequality issues
  • Race, class, and gender equity and inclusion experience, skills, and values
  • Excellent strategic, organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to make timely, informed decisions using judgment and taking into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks
  • A positive, collaborative, proactive, forward-thinking mindset and strong organization skills
  • Flexibility & enthusiasm for learning
  • Professionalism, discretion and integrity in dealing with internal and external contacts

Sponsored Project Management

As the designated Department Financial Manager for Sponsored Project, the Deputy Executive Director is responsible for financial management of the sponsored project to ensure compliance with sponsor’s requirements and University’s policies and procedures. Within 30 days after the close of the month (generally the 8th business day after the end of the month), the duties to be performed by the employee include, but not limited to:

  • Review and reconcile expenses on the Center Status Reports to ensure that the expenses are a) allowable by the sponsor for the project, b) allocable to the project, c) reasonable and necessary, d) supported by required documents, and e) within the budgeted amounts;
  • Review salary distributions to ensure that they reasonably reflect employees’ level of effort on projects. Review associated fringe benefits for accuracy;
  • Review the commitments of key personnel, to ensure the costs reasonably reflect the level of effort committed to the sponsors as part of proposal and notify OSP/OSR of significant variances;
  • Review the calculation of indirect cost recovery to ensure accuracy;
  • Process all corrections and adjustments within 90 days of when the charge initially posts to the financial system (posted date for non-payroll and pay period end date for payroll transactions) and ensure corrections and adjustments are reviewed and approved according to the signature authority policy and supported by appropriate documents;
  • Complete the Financial Status Report (FSR) worksheets timely and accurately; and
  • Ensure that payments to subrecipients are reviewed and processed in a timely manner.

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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 resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. 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.

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