Employment Opportunities

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The School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Qatar), which is located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, is a part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and offers a four-year undergraduate curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree identical to that offered on the Main Campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Each year, SFS-Q admits a class of approximately 50 students, primarily from the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, who take courses on and will graduate from the Qatar campus. The students and facilities of SFS-Q are outstanding. Compensation, terms of employment and professional opportunities for SFS-Q faculty are highly competitive.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Georgetown University is an equal opportunity, and affirmative action employer.  For further information on our policies, please visit our campus main page for IDEAA.


Faculty Positions

Staff Positions


Sponsored Staff Positions:

Assistant Director of Risk and Strategy

Georgetown University – Qatar (GU-Q) welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Director for Risk and Strategy.

The Assistant Director for Risk and Strategy will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the effective monitoring of strategic initiatives and enterprise level risks. The Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the work being performed by the strategy task forces and review progress and follow through on strategic initiatives being pursued at GU-Q. Additionally, the Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing the activities necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate and manage GU-Q’s operational and strategic risks.


  • Oversee and coordinate the efforts across the strategy task forces to ensure that there is uniformity in approach towards the process and deliverables;
  • Follow up on strategic initiatives at GU-Q and report on progress and outcomes;
  • Support the COO on the annual planning process and review of performance against the strategic plan;
  • Continuous monitoring of the Enterprise Risk Management (‘ERM’) framework for GU-Q aimed at integrating and systemizing the consideration of risk in institutional decision-making;
  • Oversee and implement policies, procedures and guidelines in relation to emergency management and operational continuity planning at GU-Q including coordination of emergency response;
  • Continuously monitor intelligence as it relates to political and security issues in the Gulf region;
  • Support the COO in the creation and implementation of the strategic planning process;
  • Maintain and update the “New and Emerging Initiatives” list and provide periodic updates to COO on the status of these initiatives;
  • Work with senior leaders at SFS-Q in developing, measuring and monitoring institutional performance metrics;
  • Follow up with co-chairs of the strategy task forces on progress and developments;
  • Develop a reporting mechanism to provide updates on progress of the strategy task forces to the SFS-Q community and the Dean’s Strategy team;
  • Participate in and perform a coordinator role of the Dean’s strategy team meetings, setting agenda and following up on matters arising out of the meetings;
  • Continuously monitor the risks register to ensure that the risks are up to date and that risk owners have up-to-date procedures to mitigate identified risks;
  • Develop policies and procedures designed to manage emergency situations in consultation with key stakeholders in GU-Q, Main Campus and Qatar Foundation;
  • Serve as the chief coordinator of the GU-Q Emergency Response Team (‘ERT’) and be responsible for managing the calling tree, keeping up to date records and designing and implementing ERT drills inside and outside of GU-Q;
  • In close coordination with the GU-Q COO, lead the efforts to design operational continuity plans that will ensure minimal disruption to the core activities of GU-Q;
  • Work closely with the Office of Student Development at GU-Q to assess risks related to student programs and activities, including international travel and programs;
  • Offer expert advice and opinion on best practices with a view to minimize risks to students, staff and faculty but with a view to enabling mission critical activities;
  • In close coordination with the GU-Q CFO, monitor and provide input to the GU-Q business travel policy, especially as it relates to risks associated with travel to “travel warning” and “embargoed” countries;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with QF Risk Management and wider Education City Risk Management group to better manage risks at GU-Q.
  • The above statement of key activities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of one so classified and does not preclude the incumbent from being assigned additional duties. Priorities within the Office of the COO change which can impact the expectations of the person in this role.


  • Master’s degree in business preferred; concentration in business administration, risk management, strategic planning etc.;
  • Certifications in Risk Management or PMP helpful;
  • 5-7 years of managing special projects, experience in working on enterprise level risk management processes;
  • Broader understanding of organizational processes, structure and strategy;
  • Good understanding of the higher education industry;
  • Through experience has developed strong people management/ influencing skills;
  • Previously demonstrated multi-tasking ability in a results orientated environment;
  • Advantageous to have worked in higher education and in the Middle East or another rapidly developing region;
  • Exposure to strategic planning process, preferably in a higher education environment;
  • Knowledge of Project Management and Program Development;
  • Knowledge of best practices in Risk Management;
  • Familiar with OSHA, NFPA, FERPA, HIPPA requirements;
  • In addition, it would be advantageous to have knowledge of UK/ EU workplace safety regulations;
  • Proficiency with MS Office and standard enterprise application systems.

For consideration, please visit this website and submit a CV and cover letter.

Data and Applications Analyst

Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) is seeking candidates for the position of a Data Applications Analyst to provide support in the Office of Information Technology. The Data and Applications Analyst is responsible for reviewing, developing, refining, and managing reporting systems and applications used by academic and administrative departments in Georgetown University-Qatar.

Please note that this position will regularly liaise with departments on the main campus in Washington, D.C. and therefore require working after regular working hours on a weekly basis.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Review, develop, refine, and manage data reporting systems used by various GU-Qatar departments administration for reporting and decision making;
  • Establish or refine administrative databases and applications;
  • Conduct data mining and help in the establishment and development of report distribution, utilization and analysis tools;
  • Consult and collaborate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems necessary to meet the varied data reporting requirements of GU-Qatar;
  • Analyze business application needs at the department and campus level and implement appropriate solutions;
  • Produce reports from various data sources (external and internal) to provide user with actionable information or business intelligence;
  • Collaborate with users to determine their data applications and reporting needs;
  • Design and create queries to extract desired data, run reports, format data, and validate results;
  • Resolve problems and maintain reporting systems;
  • Maintain local and online administrative systems;
  • Participate in ongoing decisions regarding study design, data collection, data analysis, and methodology;
  • Design, code, enable, and maintain data transfer mechanisms required to move and/or synchronise data between online, local, and core business applications;
  • Liaise with internal and external organisations to maximize use and benefit of available and proposed data systems;
  • Train users in usage of business-critical applications;
  • Develop and implement application solutions, including online data management systems;
  • The above statement of key activities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of one so classified and does not preclude the incumbent from being assigned additional duties.


  • Knowledge of relational and multidimensional databases; Data Definition Language and Data;
  • Manipulation Language; data analysis techniques;
  • Familiarity with higher education Information systems and processes;
  • Familiarity in industry best practices for data structures and analysis;
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a relevant degree program such as computer science or business information systems;
  • At least 4-6 years experience as a data analyst, preferably for large multinational organization or university;
  • Comprehensive understanding of Oracle SQL or MS SQL;
  • Comprehensive understanding of a minimum of two report writing and/or data analysis tools, such as Microsoft Excel, Crystal Reports, Cognos Reportnet, Microsoft Access, SAS, SPSS;
  • Skilled in data manipulation, report writing, and techniques for data extraction; Administration of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, workflow tools, and similar business applications; Delivery of technical training to non-technical audiences;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, decision making, and design skills; Accuracy and meticulousness; Documentations skills; Ability to work independently and with supervision; Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently and manage responsibilities independently;
  • Information Security concepts including Data classification and data integrity; Comprehensive understanding of Banner Student Information System; Administration;
  • Development/programming within online systems including Salesforce;
  • Good math, communication, interpersonal, and project management skills; Presentation skills. Diplomacy, tact, and incisiveness.

For consideration, please visit this website and submit a CV and cover letter.

Non-Sponsored Staff Positions

Library Assistant

As this position is based in Doha, Qatar and offers no relocation assistance, SFS-Q is looking for locally based candidates only. This is a non-sponsored position that requires all applicants to already have the necessary sponsorship to live and work in Qatar.

This position will report to the Associate Director for Library Access and Media Services and will be responsible for providing a variety of library front counter and technical services. The position will be required to work at least two evening shifts per week (4:00 p.m. – midnight) and on weekends.

Selected Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Undertake the circulation of library materials (check-in and check-out) duties;
  • Monitor library activities and oversee the library during late evening and weekend hours;
  • Prepare books and materials for course reserve;
  • Assist in ordering and acquiring library materials;
  • Assist in receiving, processing, circulating, organizing, shelving and maintaining library materials such as:

                  -  handling library invoice payments and record keeping, 

                  -  processing library materials and preparing them for use;

  • Assist in overseeing the work of student assistants;
  • Ensure that the Library is orderly and conducive for study;
  • Answer front-counter queries and refer reference requests appropriately;
  • Sort, shelve, and maintain physical collections in classified order;
  • Maintain computer/printer/photocopier and other library equipment and refer issues appropriately;
  • Responsible for library opening and closing procedures;
  • Maintain strong customer service focus through the application of library policies and procedures;
  • Register community borrowers;
  • Maintain and update records for library materials;
  • Retrieve and process requests for Washington DC campus and other libraries;
  • Undertake special projects as assigned;
  • The above statement of key activities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of one so classified and does not preclude the incumbent from being assigned additional duties.



  • At least two years of library or other relevant work experience;
  • Some knowledge of academic library functions and practices;
  • Strong customer service focus and demonstrated experience in service provision;
  • Excellent oral and written English skills;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to organize work and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work effectively without direct supervision;
  • Successful secondary school completion and some post-secondary education;
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Please note that this is a one year contract position until June 30 2015.

    To apply, please send an email with your resume and cover letter attached to SFSQ Jobs. Please make certain "Library Assistant" is in the subject line. This position is based in Doha, Qatar.

    The Library at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar advances and supports the learning, teaching and research goals of students and faculty, while also serving as a resource for the Qatar community. The library operates seven days a week and is open and staffed until midnight during academic semesters.