Ready Hire

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Get to Know American University

At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail. 


Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work. 


Learn more about American University by clicking here.  


American University’s Ready Hire program offers you a chance to become a part of a pre-screened and qualified pool of diverse candidates who are ready to fill a variety of temporary full-time and part-time staff openings throughout the university. In its years of service to the university, the AU Ready Hire program has helped to fill hundreds of positions across the university’s schools and departments.

The AU Ready Hire program is an excellent opportunity for professionals who are interested in working within higher education for the long term. The AU Ready Hire program helps to fill positions such as senior administrative assistant, staff assistant, customer relations representative, program assistant, executive assistant, and general office support positions throughout American University’s campus. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in entry and mid-level career opportunities and have a passion for working in higher education.

Educational Requirements

The AU Ready Hire program candidates are expected to have completed at least two years of college. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and at least one year of administrative experience or two years of college and 4-5 years of administrative support experience
  • Strong interest in working within higher education
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrable high level of attention to detail and high level of professionalism

Additional Information

To apply to become a part of the AU Ready Hire program candidate pool, please submit your application through our online application system. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attach a resume and cover letter to the online application. For more information regarding the AU Ready Hire program, please visit our web site at

The AU Ready Hire program works with a selected pool of candidates. Until you hear from an AU Ready Hire program representative, please continue to also apply directly to other positions posted on AU's website.  



AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.


Other Details

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.
  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Contact Us

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email


American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

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