Job Opening: Program Assistant, Asian Studies Program and Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia, George Washington University

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Institution: George Washington University
Location: Washington, DC
Posted: 04/12/2014
Type: Full Time
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Education: Associate or higher

Ad Statement:
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:
This position provides administrative and programmatic support to the BA and MA Asian Studies academic programs; Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA); and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University. In particular, this position involves academic scheduling, event and seminar planning, budgeting, student advising, making travel arrangements, and managing social media and communications tools.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associates degree, or higher, plus 0-2 years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for a combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of a modern Asian language
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in Asia and international affairs
  • Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills
  • Experience using social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, and blogs) for outreach, targeted campaigns, and fund-raising
  • Prior professional experience in either project or program management
  • Experience with marketing, outreach, and academic recruiting
  • Experience with website design and management
  • Cross-cultural experience and/or working in an international environment
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Familiarity with word processing, database management, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work with little supervision, but also teamwork skills


  • Provides day-to-day administrative and operational activities, as well as managing budget and expenditures/reimbursements.
  • Serves as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, other departments, and/or the general public on various issues.
  • Tracks and collects various records/data; prepares reports; and maintains records.
  • Assists faculty, students, and staff engaged in the implementation and administration of activities.
  • Updates outreach and communications resources and tools.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
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