Assistant Director, Youth Justice Programs -- Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service at Georgetown University

Job Type

Full Time




1421 37th Street, Nw - Poulton Hall 130
Georgetown University
United States


Assistant Director, Youth Justice Programs

Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service

Job Announcement

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown University offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, meaningful opportunities to engage with Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry for the creation of more just and humane world.

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service (CSJ) serves as a hub for Georgetown undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty to enact the University’s social justice mission and animate its Jesuit values in three key areas: community and public service, curriculum and pedagogy, and engaged research. CSJ includes 15 full-time staff, a cohort of graduate assistants, faculty and staff fellows, over 150 student leaders, and over 1,600 undergraduates engaged in CSJ’s programs, student organizations, and projects each year. CSJ collaborates with dozens of diverse partners and communities in Washington, DC and globally. Rooted in Ignatian pedagogy, reflection, and student formation, CSJ focuses on racial equity, environmental justice, and approaching solidarity with our community partners through a wide range of programs. CSJ’s programmatic areas of expertise are in juvenile justice, early childhood literacy, ethical and reciprocal immersion, homelessness, supports for the immigrant community, and more.

The Assistant Director for Youth Justice Programs is responsible for CSJ’s programs, activities, and initiatives involving at-potential, system-involved, and adjudicated youth, particularly through the ASK Program. ASK is a signature program at CSJ which seeks to empower adjudicated youth in DC to make positive changes in their lives by challenging them with new learning opportunities and teaching them the necessary skills to meet those challenges. ASK was founded over 30 years ago and is a tutoring and mentoring program for 200 adjudicated youth each year, involving up to 150 Georgetown University student volunteers annually. The Assistant Director oversees CSJ’s strategic planning in working with youth, manages relationships with government agencies and service providers, and secures program funding. This position is responsible for ASK program standards in interventions, training, and youth engagement. The position coordinates multiple grants and contracts for client referrals, program funding, reporting, and invoicing. The Assistant Director supervises two full-time professional staff, occasional part-time staff and graduate assistant, 12 to 18 student coordinators, and 60-80 student tutors. The Assistant Director provides leadership to CSJ’s youth justice programs and communicates and partner with a diverse audience of faculty, students, community partners, and families. This position reports to the CSJ Associate Director.

The Assistant Director participates in CSJ activities, including staff meetings, committees, and cross-program collaborations. The Assistant Director acts as a representative of CSJ in Washington, DC and university-wide activities, such as cross-departmental committees, position searches, and student organization activities.

Requirements and Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in secondary education, teaching, social work, counseling, or a related field. A Master’s degree in social work, counseling, education, or a related field is highly preferred. A minimum of five years in community-based youth program management, classroom teaching, mentoring programs, or comparable experience. An understanding of the environment of urban and the juvenile justice system is necessary, and knowledge of Washington, DC is a plus. Prior experience in curriculum-writing and social-emotional learning is necessary. Preference for experience with college students and volunteers, familiarity with university culture, and with tutoring and mentoring knowledge and skills; strong written and oral communication skills; excellent group facilitation and communication skills; experience and comfort with budgeting, financial management, and grant management.

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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.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree