Program Assistant, Central Asia Program

Washington D.C., United States
Jun 17, 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 - 003531
Working Title: Program Assistant, Central Asia Program
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: $15.67 - $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, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 06/16/2014
Job Close Date: 06/19/2014
Open Until Filled: No
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:

The Central Asia Program Assistant works with the Central Asia Program Director, faculty and staff, toward creating, developing and maintaining the Central Asia Program (CAP). This includes creating and maintaining the CAP website and its affiliates, the Women and Water and the Uzbekistan Initiative websites, and developing visibility on social media. The Program Assistant is in charge of operational and administrative duties for the office including managing events and the related financial tasks. This person will also do some copyediting and produce publications. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: operations management, program and event planning, outreach, publicity, website and social media management, editing and formatting papers for publication, and budgeting and administrative responsibilities. This is a research position. Employment and future salary may be dependent on availability of funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree, or higher, in an appropriate area of specialization plus 0-2 years of appropriate experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

• Strong writing and editing skills
• Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail
• Event planning experience
• Experience with website development and maintenance (preferably Drupal and WordPress)
• Background in European and Eurasian studies
• Prior professional experience in either project or program management
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong, demonstrated teamwork skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel
• Copy editing experience
• Audio/video production and editing experience, Final Cut Pro

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Provides day-to-day administrative and operational support, including budgeting and financial tasks

  • Organizes, promotes, and oversees Central Asia Program events and conferences

  • Develops and maintains website content, social media, audio/video

  • Develops network of scholars affiliated with the Central Asia Program

  • Assists in producing Central Asia publications

  • Supports IERES and PONARS events and initiatives and other duties as assigned

Posting Specific Questions

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

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.PI79359551