Job Opening: Asian Studies Program Assistant, American University [part-time]

job opening - 5Institution: American University
Location: Washington, DC
Posted: 10/07/2013
Type: Part-Time (10 hrs/week)
Education: BA


The Program Assistant will provide general administrative support to the Asian Studies Program. Duties include but are not limited to coordinating scheduling and projects, updating the Asian Studies Program website and Facebook page,updating databases, creating spreadsheets, organizing files, taking notes at council meetings, creating course fliers,planning and promoting events. The assistant must feel comfortable communicating with professors and administrators, as well as managing work-study student(s).

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree; a student enrolled in a graduate program at AU is preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

Excellent organizational, communication, writing, and computer skills (including ability to create newsletters, fliers, posters and to maintain the Asian Studies Program website), strong attention to detail, and reliability are essential for success in this position. Candidates should feel comfortable serving as a spokesperson for the program, writing and editing texts, and organizing events. Candidates must be able to function independently with minimal supervision, have sound judgment, professional demeanor, and be project/task oriented. Previous experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

Preferred Requirements:

Experience in Lotus Notes is preferred. Experience with web design and technology is also a plus.

Additional Information:

This position offers a flexible schedule and is a great opportunity for publicity and event planning experience.

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