Program Assistant

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Established in 1996, the Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to NC State University based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The program develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the university, state, nation, and world. About 40 Scholars are selected annually. The scholarship includes tuition and fees, room and board, enrichment activities, and additional expenses. Diversity and inclusion are critical to the Park Scholarships program. The department reports directly to the chancellor of the university.

Is Time Limited:


If Yes, Appointment Length:

Approximately 3 months

Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC


Park Scholarships

Classification Title:

Programs Specialist

Working Title:

Program Assistant

Work Schedule:

This position is 30-40 hours/week (ideally 40 hours/week) and can be 100% remote, 100% in our NC State office, or hybrid with flexible working hours.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

The Program Assistant is a temporary position for 3 months, from July to September 2021.

The Program Assistant will have responsibilities executing a variety of recruiting and selection activities. The employee must be able to work independently, handle ambiguity, manage multiple projects and deadlines, communicate well in person and in writing, and exercise superior judgment. The Program Assistant must interact confidently and effectively with a wide variety of constituents: students, alumni, Selection Committee members, vendors, and others. Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to:

- Coordinate a variety of recruiting activities to help the Park Scholarships reach a diverse audience

- Assist in the development of printed recruiting materials

- Draft written communication (e.g., emails, website updates, and social media content) for prospective students and families;
coordinate with colleagues to distribute communications

- Coordinate a mailing with a vendor for ~1,000 Park Scholarships endorsing high schools

- Update and test the Park Scholarships application, endorsement forms, and Selection Committee training materials

- Assist with handling written, phone, and in-person inquiries from program constituents including applicants, parents, high school officials, Selection Committee members, alumni, faculty, etc.

- Assist with initial preparations for candidate interviews

- Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience/Education:

Required: bachelor’s degree; experience with managing multiple projects and written communication; proficiency with Google suite, particularly Gmail and Google Drive.

Department Required Skills:

Must possess motivation, drive, and proven ability to work with a team, in addition to superior written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

Preferred: prior experience with and knowledge of the Park Scholarships program.

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Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time