Program Assistant, Latin America and Hemispheric Studies

Washington D.C., United States
May 10, 2014
Job Location 1957 E Street - 1957 E St NW - FB0126
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA)

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003416
Working Title: Program Assistant, Latin America and Hemispheric Studies
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 5:30
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 11
Recruitment Salary Range: $16.77
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification
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If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 04/29/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:

To work with the Latin American & Hemispheric Studies Program Director, and affiliated faculty and staff, in all of the program's activities, including programming, event planning, budgeting, and student advising. Also, to assist in managing and advancing a Brazil Initiative comprised of academic, research, and event components. Key consolidated tasks will include, but not be limited to, faculty and course coordination, event planning, budgeting, outreach and communications, and publication, website and social media program coordination.

Position is a one-year appointment renewable for second-year at the department's discretion.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma plus 1 to 3 years of relevant experience. Requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese is essential

Prior professional experience in either project or program management is encouraged.

Experience with marketing, outreach, and academic recruiting is desired.

Experience with website design and management is encouraged.

Experience with publications editing and independent research is desirable.

Experience with international students and/or in educational environment is desirable.

Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills are necessary.

Familiarity with word processing, database management, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Demonstrated strong teamwork skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Organizes and promotes events, travel, meetings, and conferences.

  • Serves as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, other departments, and/or the general public on various issues.

  • Assists faculty, students, and staff engaged in the implementation and administration of activities.

  • Updates website, reviews publications and works with authors.

  • Provides day-to-day administrative and operational activities, as well as managing budget and expenditures/reimbursements.

  • Performs 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.

  • Tracks and collects various records/data; prepares reports; and maintains records.

Posting Specific Questions

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

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