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Graduate Research Center (GRC) Student Assistant

Date: Jan 4, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Summary/Objective

  • The Graduate Research Center (GRC) Student Assistant staffs the GRC desk, answers phones, and maintains a welcoming environment for students to study.  In addition, they may work with the Library Building staff to assist with events and emergencies. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
      • Assisting with audiovisual equipment in the GRC
      • Troubleshooting common computer and printing problems
      • Checking graduate students in for study reservations 
      • Providing internal library and campus directions and information
      • Managing the GRC space by enforcing library and university policies and maintaining an orderly environment

Learning Objectives

1.      Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.

2.      Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

3.      Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her/their mistakes.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

10-15 hours per week

    • Sundays, 12pm – 8pm
    • Mondays – Thursdays, 9am – 10pm
    • Fridays, 9am – 6pm
    • Saturdays, 1pm – 6pm

Salary Range

  • $15.00/ hour

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or its equivalent. 
  • Students must be enrolled in classes at AU as a student. Undergraduate or graduate students are welcome to apply.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • It is highly recommended that you submit a cover letter and resume with your application.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC