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Administrative Assistant for Department of Linguistics, Georgetown College Georgetown University

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Administrative Assistant for Department of Linguistics, Georgetown College Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Administrative Assistant for Department of Linguistics, Georgetown College - Georgetown University

The Administrative Assistant reports to University Professor Deborah Tannen, Department of Linguistics, and provides a range of support functions. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include but are not limited to:



  • Assisting in the maintenance of graduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Arranging travel; handling correspondence; processing requests to reprint Dr. Tannen's work.
  • Communicating with TV, radio, and print journalists, students, academic colleagues, and the general public.
  • Coordinating media interviews; planning events for Georgetown Linguistics faculty, students, and alumni.
  • Maintaining office organization and researching a range of information.
  • Managing the website and social media pages; and managing other office and tasks assigned as they arise.





  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year institution
  • 2 to3 years of experience in a professional environment (especially administrative) is desirable.
  • Familiarity with academic and publishing environments is helpful.
  • Previous experience working in a university environment is a plus.
  • Baseline knowledge of linguistics and academic research skills are highly desired.
  • Must have superior organizational skills and proven experience working independently.


Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

With your application, please upload the following 2 documents (preferably in a single PDF):



  • Cover letter
  • Resume


Candidates selected for interview should be prepared to provide a list of 3 references.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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