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Development SIS Student Assistant

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The Office of Development & Alumni Relations is seeking a student assistant to provide professional assistance to the School of International Service’s development team.  Students interested in gaining experience in the field of development, including working with alumni, event and trip planning, and assisting with fundraising projects are encouraged to apply.  Student worker will be responsible for confidential information, so discretion and professionalism are extremely important.


Typical assignments include:       

  • Curating alumni and donor information through analyzing data in Excel spreadsheets, conducting online research, and updating information in our database
  • Reviewing donor reports and drafting acknowledgement communications including mail, email, and telephone
  • Assisting the team with event planning, business trip planning, and site visits.
  • Assisting the Chief Development Officer, Director of Development and Development Coordinator with administrative tasks as needed    


Applicants are strongly encouraged to supply the following to

  • Resume
  • Schedule of work availability
  • Brief statement or cover letter of interest in position


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Up to 20 hours per week

Salary Range

  • $13.25/hr

Required Education and Experience

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent
  • This position allows students to develop communication and professional skills in an office setting that will serve them throughout their academic and postgraduate careers
  • The successful applicant will display professional communication skills through phone, email, and in person along with writing experience
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word) and pay close attention to detail
  • This position requires the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and a willingness to learn and to be a team player is essential for the success of this position


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Colleague Advancement

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Federal Work Study award students are encouraged to apply


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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