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Student Assistant

Date: Feb 26, 2021

Location: washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks a highly motivated and organized graduate student to assist in development efforts for the School of Education. 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 for this position.  Typical assignments for this position will include:

  • Analyzing data in Excel spreadsheets, conducting prospect research, and creating briefings for prospect visits;
  • Supporting donor outreach and stewardship, including preparing correspondence and tracking activities;
  • Assisting with event planning, including managing RSVPs and providing day-of event assistance, and trip planning for the Chief Development Officer;
  • General administrative duties, including data entry, filing, record keeping, mailing preparation;

Work Environment

  • He/She will report to the American University Office of Development and Alumni Relations: 4401 Connecticut Avenue, 7th Floor (across from the Van Ness Metro).

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a part time (12-15 hours per week) position for the academic school year and during the summer months

Salary Range

  • $15/hr.

Required Education and Experience

  • The Student Assistant must be currently enrolled in a degree program at American University. 
  • The student must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, strong communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office with a focus on Excel as well as internet research.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Applicants with previous experience in fundraising for non-profit groups or organizations are preferred

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC