Program Coordinator, Master of Arts in International Affairs Program

George Washington University
  • Location
    Foggy Bottom, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 29

Position description

The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs and the largest school of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.

The Elliott School seeks a dynamic and motivated individual to serve as the Program Coordinator for our signature graduate program, Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA). Reporting to the Director of the MAIA Program, the Program Coordinator engages with current and prospective students, alumni, faculty and other Elliott School and GW staff and administrators.

Key responsibilities include:
• Assists in creating organizing and promoting student-focused programming, meetings, and conferences, 
• Assists in planning and scheduling MAIA courses in coordination with MAIA full-time and part-time faculty.  
• Serves as a primary point of contact and counsels current, incoming, and prospective MAIA students based on knowledge of the academic program.  
• Provides day-to-day administrative and operational support, including preparation of program reports and assessments and budget management, including processing payments and tracking expenditures/reimbursements.
• Maintains program website and implements a social media and communications strategy.
• Provides direct supervision for one student employee.
• 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.


Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 3 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following qualifications are strongly desired:
The ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
The ability to communicate with multiple stakeholder groups, strong organizational and writing skills, attention to detail, and flexibility.
The ability to work as a member of a team and develop a strong working relationship with the Director and Elliott School administrative offices and staff.  
A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, budget tracking and social media applications.
Experience working or living internationally or a demonstrated interest in International Affairs preferred.
Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.

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