Program Assistant, Institute for Korean Studies

Washington, D.C.
May 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University 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.

Housed in the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the GW Institute for Korean Studies is seeking a program assistant. The assistant will help in managing the day to day operations of the Korea Institute under the supervision of its director. The successful applicant must have native or near native fluency in Korean. Specific duties include:

• Administers the budget and processes payment requests.
• Administers the website and communications including maintaining the email account, responding to questions about the institute, posting event descriptions on the website and blog, sending advertisements about key events and maintaining the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the institute.
• Organizes conferences and workshops including the Korea Institute lecture series and the institute's signature workshop for young scholars, the annual Hahn Moo Sook Colloquium in the Humanities.
• Assists with set up and attends meetings of the institute's core faculty. Assists with the summer program including advertising, collection of applications and liaising with various partners in Korea to set up events
• Perform 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.

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.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

Native or near native fluency in Korean language is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 8:30-5:30 Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006310 Job Open Date: 05/05/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a native or near native fluency in Korean?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your background in Korean Studies and the Korean Humanities.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have any experience working or living in Korea?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

    Documents needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    Optional Documents


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