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We’re hiring a Director of Communications and Events to support all of KI’s programs and initiatives. See the full description below and share with potential candidates in your network. Contact kilwp@georgetown.edu with questions. Apply here.


Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (KILWP) develops creative strategies and innovative public policy to improve workers’ lives in a changing economy. The Initiative draws on Georgetown’s distinctive identity—its commitment to intellectual excellence, grounding in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, history of inter-religious cooperation, global reach, and prominence as an arena of policy debate in the nation’s capital—to advance prosperity, broadly-shared economic justice, and respect for the dignity of labor.

The Director of Communications and Events has responsibility for all KI activities, on campus, in the community, and in concert with allied organizations. Reporting to the Executive Director of KILWP, they have responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in program planning and development, especially related to communications and events.
  • Planning and organizing communications for KI and its related activities.
  • Managing KI’s websites and social media presence.
  • Coordinating press and public outreach for KI.
  • Planning and executing in-person and virtual events of KI and its related activities.
  • Conducting internal communications on KI and BCG activities.
  • Assisting with facilitating staff meetings.
  • Assisting when needed with Bargaining for the Common Good and other KI projects.
  • Applying professional-level knowledge and principles of function to solve problems requiring the identification and analysis of non-routine factors.
  • Using independent judgment and discretion to determine or recommend the best course of action on issues related to communications and events.
  • Offering support to other KI projects and activities when needed.  

The Director of Communications and Events acts as a liaison to campus and off-campus organizations involved in KI communications and events. They serve as the primary point of contact with all outside organizations that collaborate with the KI in sponsored events and communications efforts; and work with all members of the KI staff, acting as the liaison between them and the constituencies KI attempts to reach through its communications and events.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to labor, government, economics, political economy, or politics
  • At least 3 years of experience in organizing, community liaison work, event coordination, policy advocacy, and/or communications
  • Experience in communications, event coordination, community liaison work, policy advocacy and/or organizing
  • Experience working with websites, listservs, and a variety of other digital communications formats
  • Experience working specifically with DC-based labor and community organizations.
  • Experience working on Bargaining for the Common Good programs

Preferred qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of current labor issues
  • A broad network of trusted contacts among KI allies nationally and in the DC community
  • An understanding of and appreciation for Catholic social teaching on worker justice

Work Mode: Hybrid (3 days on campus, 2 days 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 (new window).

The position of Director of Communications and Events is an initial 1-year term appointment position.

With your application, please upload the following documents (preferably in a single PDF):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume