Program Assistant, Institute for Security & Conflict Studies
Job Description Summary:
I. JOB OVERVIEW
The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world's leading schools of international affairs and the largest school 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 Institute for Security and Conflict Studies is seeking a Program Assistant to work closely with the Institute director and associated faculty members in all of the Institute's activities, including programming, event planning, and budgeting. The position is a one year appointment renewable for a second year at the department's discretion. This position will report to the Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. Specific responsibilities include:
• Provides day-to-day administrative and operational support, as well as manages budget, expenditures and reimbursements.
• Organizes and promotes events, travel, meetings, and conferences.
• Updates and maintains website
• Assists faculty, students, and staff engaged in the implementation and administration of activities.
• Manages budgetary and administrative tasks related to Institute grants, including two large grants with multiple participants, budgets and reporting needs.
• Tracks and collects various records/data; prepares reports; and maintains records.
• Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior professional experience in project or program management is encouraged
• Experience with website design and management, specifically with WordPress, is desirable
• Experience with international students in an educational environment is desirable
• Demonstrated interest in international security issues, knowledge of East Asia in particular a plus
• Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills
• Experience in event management with high profile attendees
• Familiarity with word processing, database management, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Excellent writing skills in various formats including: research memos, newsletters, event invitations, emails, blog posts, and others. Attention to detail and ability to proofread your work and others
• Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
• Strong teamwork skills
• Ability to work independently with minimal direction
II. JOB DETAILS
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. 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: Part-Time Hours Per Week: 20 Work Schedule: M W F, 1 pm -5 pm and T TH, 8:30 am-12:30 pm.
Days and hours may be flexible based on the needs of the department and candidate. 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:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa statusInternal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007811 Job Open Date: 11/29/2018 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.
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