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SIS Graduate Advising Office Assistant (FWS)

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The SIS Graduate Advising Office is seeking multiple work study students to provide professional assistance to aid in office management through the end of the spring 2023 semester. The Office Assistant works closely with the Graduate Advising Coordinator and the Office Manager to provide day-to-day administrative support to the Graduate Advising team and is expected to exercise considerable tact, discretion, and judgment. Office Assistants will be expected to carry out a wide range of functions including:
  • Greeting visitors, assisting students/faculty/staff with their inquiries, and answering telephone calls

  • Performing general office duties such as filing, photocopying, scanning, word processing, and data entry

  • Sorting and distributing incoming mail/packages

  • Creating, maintaining, and organizing all office files

  • Provide project support, under the direction of the director and the advising coordinator

  • Performing any additional duties as assigned

Salary Range

  •  $16.25-$17.75 per hour, Commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • Be enrolled in a degree program at American University.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong sense of initiative, maturity, and a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with MS-Office and Google Apps
  • Must have availability within the office hours of 9:30am-5:30pm (M-F)


  • Consistent with best practices in recruitment, interested candidates are encouraged to submit a professional resume and cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages) for review.
  • Applicant materials will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • This position is restricted to students with an active Federal Work Study Award

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC