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

Admissions Officer

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service – Qatar (SFS-Q) is pleased to accept applications for the position of Admissions Officer. This position is located in the department of Student Development and reports to the Director of Admissions.

This person’s role is to reach out to, inform, recruit and assist a diverse population of prospective students in their application to Georgetown University SFS-Q, while developing and implementing tools to provide the admissions committee with key data for admissions decisions.

Normal working hours for this position are 8:30am to 5:00pm Sunday through Thursday.  In addition, this role requires occasional evening and weekend work. The successful candidate must be willing and able to recruit locally and internationally.

Responsibilities:

  • Counsel prospective applicants on the admissions process and opportunities at the University, one-on-one and in group settings, answering questions and following up with applicants and their families as required.
  • Represent the University both on- and off-campus before prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process.
  • Serve as the office’s focal point on traditional and new media communication tools (brochures/handouts, web, social media and CRM system-based communications plans), developing and editing materials.
  • Review applications, essays and other materials submitted by applicants for the purposes of making admission decisions.
  • Plan and implement recruitment activities, including local (Qatar), regional (MENA/GCC) and international travel.
  • Evaluate international academic admissions credentials (AP, IB, A & AS, French, Indian, etc.).
  • Administer electronic applicant records.
  • Collaborate with other SFS-Q departments and Education City universities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of five years experience working in an English-speaking or bilingual office environment; 
  • A minimum of three years experience in a marketing, communications, or admissions setting;
  • Candidates with previous direct experience in a university admissions setting preferred;
  • Strong cross-cultural interpersonal and writing skills, including public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations;
  • The ability to produce print-ready, English language materials with minimal editing/review;
  • Arabic Language proficiency is a plus;
  • Familiarity with international admissions credentials is key;
  • Experience with social media marketing and communications campaigns is strongly preferred;
  • A positive and energetic disposition;
  • Attention to detail;
  • The ability to organize effectively;
  • Experience using Slate for Admissions or a similar CRM or Admissions application desired;
  • Skill with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Familiarity with web authoring programs a plus.

This position is based in Doha, Qatar.

To learn more and apply, please go to this page to create an account and submit your credentials.

Temporary Outreach & Business Development Coordinator (Non-Sponsored)

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 is for a 4 month contract.

The Outreach & Business Development (OBD) Coordinator serves as a first point of contact for SFS-Qatar faculty, staff, students’, and visitor inquiries over the phone, via e-mail, or in person; they provide administrative assistance as required for department and/or Unit Head; and as a primary manager of OBD’s contact records using GU-Q’s customer relations management database.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing executive level administrative and clerical support to Executive Director;
  • Perform day to day admin support in anticipation of Executive Director’s needs including coordination of appointments, meeting preparation and agenda scheduling;
  • Support other members of the OBD team on assigned project-based work, including coordination of OBD events, e.g., Alumni events & meetings, Executive Majlis, custom and executive training programs, corporate presentations.
  • Provide administrative financial support for the department, including all pro card reallocations, reimbursements and reconciling transactions against two cost centres in the department. Coordinate financial budget planning sessions for the team before the quarterly team budget meetings with finance;
  • Organising travel and business trips for the Executive Director and or members of the OBD team and for visitors to SFS-Q hosted by OBD;
  • Serve as OBD’s primary manager for Salesforce CRM database which will include  managing data entry and maintenance for all OBD contact records; creating and running relevant reports and perform other data-analysis as required;
  • Oversee student worker;
  • Develop and coordinate the external gift policy in conjunction with other departments; the gift policy should be compliant with the University’s policies on gift giving and receiving, responsible for ensuring people are compliant with the gift policy;
  • Use MS Visio to produce Standard Operating Procedures for the department; 
  • Use MS project to track progress, identify gaps and suggest solutions to ensure projects are completed on time;
  • Use MS Office to create spreadsheets and prepare and edit basic correspondence to both internal and external parties;
  • Interact with other SFS-Qatar departments to obtain and/or provide information on unit activities and projects. Maintain records and files and organize department procedures. Make suggestions on process improvements and execute routine oversight of internal office functions.
  • Conduct research and data analysis to provide solutions to problems.
  • Attend meetings and take notes and/or minutes as needed;
  • Maintain inventory of office equipment and/or supplies; obtain estimates for ordering purposes; order equipment and/or supplies as needed;
  • Other duties 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.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience with CRM databases and modern office software;
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience providing administrative, clerical, and/or secretarial support to a department; preferably for a multinational organization.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; CRM database (ideally Salesforce.com)   
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • The incumbent should be proactive, detail oriented and have the ability to multi - task.

Please note interested applicants should submit their CV and cover letter.  Materials may be submitted to SFSQ Jobs.  Please make certain “Outreach & Business Development Coordinator” is in the subject line.

Administrative and Technical Assistant (Non-Sponsored)

To provide administrative support to the department and/or Unit Head in order to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the department with tasks related to general clerical, receptionist and project-based work. Including getting copyrights permissions, archiving teaching materials, review and update Arabic web page, and keep records of meetings, faculty issues.

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.

Please note this is a one year fixed contract position.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a first point of contact for SFS-Qatar faculty, staff, students’, and visitor inquiries over the phone, via e-mail, or in person.
  • Provide administrative assistance in a professional capacity as required to the department and/or Unit Head including daily dealing with external part-time assistants.
  • Schedule and coordinate appointments, meetings, and Prepares memos, correspondence and documents for signature. Can make non-executive, non- director level decisions in the absence of supervisor on basic operational procedures or processes.
  • Maintain inventory of office equipment and/or supplies; obtain estimates for ordering purposes; order equipment and/or supplies as needed
  • Using MS Office, creates spreadsheets, manages databases, types and edits basic correspondence; create reports for departmental use as needed
  • Interact with other QF universities, SFS-Qatar departments to obtain and/or provide information on unit activities, projects, etc. Maintains records and files and organizes department procedures. Make suggestions on process and executes routine oversight of internal office functions.
  • Compose, type and proofread a variety of documents such as reports and contracts.
  • Organize and maintain paper and/or electronic files.
  • Conduct basic research on the Internet as needed.
  • Support other members of the department on assigned project-based work.
  • Attend meetings and take notes and/or minutes as needed.
  • Other similar duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures; working knowledge of modern office equipment such as fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
  • AA degree or completion of secretarial, business school. Consideration given to experience.
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience providing administrative, clerical, and/or secretarial support to a department; preferably for a multinational organization; Professional appearance, ability to multi task, organize work, and maintain a high level of confidentiality; The position requires a strong command of the Arabic and English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Access, Familiarity with video, audio editing.

To apply, please send an email with your resume and cover letter attached to SFSQ Jobs. Please make certain "Administrative & Technical Assistant" is in the Subject line. This position is based in Doha, Qatar and offers no sponsorship.