Work Location Detail 2130 H Street, NW, Gelman Library, Suite 709, Washington, DC 20052
Assigned Organizational Area: Research
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable
Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Research
Posting Number: Staff - 001877
Working Title: Research and Administrative Assistant to the University Professor of Medical Humanities
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9-6
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 0
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
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, 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:
Job Open Date: 12/04/2012
Job Close Date: 12/09/2012
Open Until Filled: No
Applicant Review Will Commence On:
Job Vacancy Anouncement Information
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:
Full-Time Research and Administrative Assistant to the University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of Health Policy and American Studies. Research duties, 85%; administrative duties, 10%; other duties as assigned, 5%.
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus one year of graduate study or one year of work experience as a research assistant. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Background in history, American studies, public health, public policy, or bioethics, and experience conducting research in these areas.
Ability to manage multiple research and administrative tasks in a detail-oriented and timely manner.
Ability to think and work independently.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Research Duties include:
Assists University Professor on research projects in African American medical history, history of medicine, bioethics, and racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care.
Conducts research in libraries, online databases, and archives.
Writes research analyses from primary and secondary sources
Provides editorial assistance in writing books, articles, reports, and grants.
Organizes and maintains the University Professors research files and databases.
Assists with the preparation of presentations and grants.
Administrative Duties include:
Performs general office-related tasks such as filing, typing, distributing mail, updating calendar, ordering office supplies, answering phone calls and taking messages.
Assists with travel reservations and produces detailed itineraries for all of the University Professors travel.
Scans articles, chapters, photographs, and research files as necessary.
Organizes and categorizes receipts and forms for reimbursement.
Assists in the supervision of the University Professors Undergraduate Assistant.
Other administrative duties as assigned.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.