Job Opening: Program Assistant, Asian Studies Program, George Washington University

job opening - 5Program Assistant, Asian Studies Program
Institution: George Washington University
Location: Washington, DC
Posted: 03/08/2017
Type: Full Time
Education: BA or equivalent experience

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA)

Job Description Summary:
The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs and one of the largest schools of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies promotes research and policy analysis on East Asia, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia through an active program of publishing, teaching, public events and policy engagement. The Sigur Center currently seeks a Program Assistant. Reporting to the Director, Sigur Center this position supports the Directors of PISA and the Bachelors and Masters Academic Programs by providing administrative and programmatic support to the undergraduate and graduate Asian Studies academic programs, Partnerships for International strategies in Asia (PISA), and the Sigur Center for Asian studies. In particular, duties involve academic scheduling, event and seminar planning, budgeting, student advising, making travel arrangements, and managing social media and communications tools.

PISA responsibilities (50 percent):
The Program Assistant will assist PISA staff with all administrative and logistical aspects of PISA programming. Duties include updating the website and PISA’s social media platforms; assisting with the scheduling and execution of short-courses, events management, photography, and other logistics; researching grant opportunities, as well as other duties that may be required to support PISA’s mission.

Sigur Center and Asian Studies Program responsibilities (50 percent):
The Program Assistant will serve as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, other departments and/or the general public on various issues relate to the Asian studies program. In particular, this position involves academic scheduling, events and seminar planning, making travel arrangements and managing social media and communications tools. Key responsibilities include:

  • Provides day-to-day administrative and operational support to program directors, including providing general budget support by processing transactions for the program.
  • Maximizes PISA’s online presence through the utilization of social networks, including assisting with quarterly updates, webcast and video-conferencing, etc.
  • Serves as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, other departments and/or the general public on various issues.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma/GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is necessary plus 1.5 years of relevant experience, or a bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills.
Demonstrated experience and interest in Asia and international affairs.
Ability to work with little supervision, but also teamwork skills.
Knowledge of a modern Asian language.
Experience using social media tools.

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