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Executive Director, Racial Justice Institute – Georgetown
The Racial Justice Institute (RJI) creates and inspires racial
justice. Building from Georgetown's values and historical
experience with slavery, RJI activates the resources of the
university and collaborates with an expansive range of partners.
Working across boundaries, RJI catalyzes innovative social change
through scholarship, interventions, and transformative
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for overseeing and
directing the RJI's day-to-day operations. They collaborate with
the faculty co-directors to design and implement a long-term growth
strategy to advance RJI's mission. The co-directors set the
strategic vision and overall agenda for the Institute and look to
the ED to guide implementation of this vision.
The ED supervises the administrative staff of the Institute and is
responsible for key functions, including external relations,
communications, events, grant applications and management, and
The ED supervises the administrative staff of the RJI and works
closely with the co-directors; and works with the President's
office, the Schools and home departments of the Founding Faculty,
and other administrative units to ensure coordination on
communications, budgets, and human resources. The ED builds and
deepens relationships across the University, with other racial
justice institutes, and with community organizations and
- Master's degree required - terminal degree preferred – PhD or
equivalent, JD, MD.
- 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in academic,
NGO, community group, or research center settings.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Exceptional communications skills including written
documentation, public speaking, and relationship building.
- Experience with complex racial justice issues.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Experience managing a team to achieve strategic goals and
- Experience with grant writing and grant management
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