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School of International Service Dean's Office Assistant

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Summary/Objective

The Dean's Office in the School of International Service seeks a highly motivated candidate to serve as an Office Assistant. The incumbent will regularly greet visitors to the Dean’s Suite at the Front Desk, including prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, speakers, and other special visitors (in compliance with full COVID-19 protocols in place at the time.) The incumbent will regularly answer the main telephone line, and manage email requests in the Dean’s Office mailbox, including meeting requests with the Dean. This position may be asked to provide support for School of International Service special projects and events. The ability to excel in a professional and welcoming environment is essential.

Expected Hours of Work/Hourly Rate/Start Date

  • Scheduled work hours are flexible within the 9:00am – 5:00pm business day (up to a maximum of 27 hours per week). Cover during the busier lunchtime period is requested.
  • Start date to be agreed. May be remote initially until the expected return to campus in Fall 2021.

Eligibility Qualifications

  • This position requires the ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Candidates should be detail-oriented and have strong writing and communication skills, strong analytical skills, and cross-cultural experience.
  • Candidates must be able to take initiative and work effectively both independently and with minimal supervision

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Prior experience using Microsoft Office Suite highly recommended.
  • Prior work experience in an office setting is preferred.

Additional Information

  • Please attach a cover letter, resume, and schedule availability when submitting an online application.


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