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Math/Stat/Data science Technical Assistant (FWS)

Date: Feb 1, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Summary/Objective

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking a federal work study student for the Spring 2021 semester with experience in mathematics, statistics or data science to support the Department in multiple technical and administrative areas. One primary task will be using the Kaltura video editor to edit videos and transcripts associated with department colloquium and other meetings to ensure technical correctness and alignment between video and transcript. The person will also provide technical support to a variety of administrative tasks. These may include developing documents or graphics for the department, developing and documenting processes or workflows, supporting the Department Teams sites, researching technical solutions to questions about hardware or software products available for teaching.

Essential Tasks

  • Use Kaltura or other tools to edit assigned videos and transcripts to ensure technical correctness and alignment between the video and transcript.
  • Develop or identify images and graphics or PowerPoint Slides for use by the department
  • Develop and document workflows for department processes and programs
  • Research American University and College of Arts and Science policies and best practices.

Work Environment

  • All work can be done remotely with weekly Zoom calls with the supervisor.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Applicants are expected to work 4-5 hours a week up to the limit of their Federal Work Study award funding. 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Federal Work-Study eligibility is required.
  • Successful completion of at least one mathematics, statistics course and or data science course at American University.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office 365 programs to include Excel and Word
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently.
  • Please submit a resume and a one-page cover letter with your application.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC