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Administrative Assistant (1644)

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

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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. 


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This position provides administrative support for faculty, students and staff via various communication channels: in person, phone, and email. The incumbent’s duties consist of providing overall support to faculty and staff by ordering office supplies, textbooks and being the front line desk for all inquiries pertaining to the Department’s programs. The incumbent is also responsible for promoting and supporting the Department’s language programs online and through various events, and for maintaining the Department website.  

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full Time
  • Associate A
  • Non-Exempt
  • This position is union eligible

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in administration
  • Must be able to work closely with various constituencies (faculty, students, and administration) to provide courteous and friendly support services.
  • Position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word.
  • Content Management System (CMS), and university policies and procedures are highly desirable.
  • Must be comfortable with spreadsheets and have strong quantitative skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


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.


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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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