Associate Director, Briefing Center (Washington, DC)

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on April 29, 2022
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Associate Director, Briefing Center (Washington, DC) – Job ID: 525827

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Job Summary

This position will be based in Washington, DC:

The Associate Director will report to the Associate Vice President for Government Affairs and will support the university's reputation campaign by coordinating with key units on incorporating national voters; Washington-based media and other critical stakeholders in the DC-based activities. The Associate Director will be responsible for collaborating with team members on visitor experience and storytelling, programming, and audience development for the FIU in DC briefing center and serve as an academic liaison with other academic units in the execution of academic seminars and courses in Washington, DC.

  • Acts as the university's experience ambassador for visitors to the FIU in DC briefing center by managing the overall quality of visitor experience, serving as a concierge to internal and external partners who will be hosting programming events at the facility, and ensuring brand consistency and maximum usage of the facility to increase new opportunities for the university.

  • Responsible in developing and maintaining systems to manage the calendar of events, coordinating customer visits, and booking and managing events and leading the tour program of the facility.

  • Manages the curation, development, and production of all FIU in DC programming, signature events and activities.

  • Works closely with the Office of University Ceremonies and Events to ensure event standards are met. Collaborate with Washington based staff for proper execution of events and activities.

  • Supports and collaborates with the university reputation efforts by helping to identify and curate high-profile panelists, guest lecturers, guest lists for specific programs; and managing the cultivation and invitation of priority invitees.

  • Positions FIU researchers and faculty on national panels, conferences, symposia, and media partnerships, to raise the university's profile.

  • Works with the FIU in DC team to manage the day-to-day operations of the facility.

  • Oversees the technical maintenance and upgrades of the facility to keep the experience

    relevant and up to standards.

  • Responsible for leading a standard process for success metrics and creating dashboards

    to share functional effectiveness un operations.

  • Collaborates with other internal academic units in the execution of academic seminars

    and courses in Washington, DC, including, but not limited to for-credit, semester-long courses; short-term week-long seminars; online and hybrid courses for undergraduate and graduate students; executive education and certificate courses for the local area alumni and Washington, DC based professionals.

  • Works closely with communications colleagues and research partners across the university, to identify and develop updates to reflect new ways to promote and display FIU research products, solutions, and services.

  • Performs other related duties as required or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of appropriate experience, or master’s degree and four (4) years of experience.

Departmental Requirements

Understanding of and proven experience with event logistics. Experience in project management.

Advertised Salary

$70,000 - $80,000

For further information or to apply, please visit and reference Job Opening ID # 525827.

Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

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Pay Transparency

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FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.