Program Coordinator, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) – Georgetown University Medical Center

Updated: 13 days ago
Location: La Center, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

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Program Coordinator, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) – Georgetown University Medical Center

The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD)  was established over 50 years ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth and their families, especially those with special health care needs, behavioral health challenges or disabilities (including adults with disabilities).

Job Overview

The Program Coordinator serves on the leadership team of the Center of Excellence and collaborates with the Principal Investigator and Program Director to ensure that all program functions and deliverables are completed. A core component of the program is the formation and maintenance of a website which serves as a repository of extant and new resources, a portal for technical assistance, training and community of practice opportunities and a database of IECMH consultants and programs nationally.

The Program Coordinator works closely with the web developer and IT architect to build and maintain the website. In collaboration with the Program Director, they assist in managing the CoE’s product grant activities- that is, to include development of universal resources (webinars, training materials, PowerPoints), peer learning opportunities (communities of practice, direct training), and concierge technical assistance delivery virtually and onsite.  

Further, they are responsible for monitoring, coordinating and contributing to social media platforms for the CoE and the GUCCHD; and assist with management and are responsible for tracking of program activities to ensure accurate and timely completion of deliverables such as technical assistance, training, product development, coordination of training calendars/schedules and travel logistics.  

In addition, the Program Coordinator works closely with the research and evaluation team to assist with coordination of center activities, deliverables, and individual accomplishments of program personnel for the purpose of compiling needed reports.

Work Interactions

The Program Coordinator is a member of the Division of Early Childhood participating with faculty and other staff on research and technical assistance initiatives in the Center for Child and Human Development. They provide leadership in Center initiatives and reports programmatically to the Program Director who heads this federally funded contract.

Reporting to the Administrator of the GUCCHD, the Program Coordinator represents the work of this national Center of Excellence through their interactions with faculty, staff, consultants, grantees and constituents - that is, agency representatives, Federal staff, Training/Technical Assistance faculty on the program and recipients of the training; serves on Center-wide committees; and supports other programs on an ad hoc basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree - preferably in the Human Services, Public Policy or Social Sciences fields or related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, problem solving and the ability to work well both collaboratively and independently
  • Strong organizational, management, conceptual and analytical skills
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite and Project Management software
  • Proficiency with major website content management systems

Preferred qualifications

  • Two to three years of experience in coordinating/managing within a service oriented organization or child health or mental health field
  • Knowledge of state and community service delivery systems and current federal directions
  • Knowledge of early childhood mental health and technical assistance

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation .

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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 .


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website .

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