The Center for Community Engagement & Service seeks to hire a program assistant for spring with the possibility of continuing into the summer 2018. The program assistant will provide support for the planning and implementation of our summer Welcome Week Program. Which include, outreach and recruitment efforts, assessment and other administrative tasks. The Center for Community Engagement & Service designs and coordinates the Explore DC Program for first-year students. Explore DC, a 2½ day program serves approximately 700 incoming students and 100 student leaders as part of Welcome Week at AU. This program highlights the social justice issues the DC Metro area faces and educates first-year students on the importance of service. This role will work closely with four coordinators that will identify and negotiate site placements (schools, nonprofit groups, and government agencies), design the opening session & Explore DC Day, place incoming students in locations throughout the DC metropolitan area, prepare leaders to work with their groups and sites, and oversee the actual program.
This position would begin in January 2018. The position is part-time (average of 15-20 hours per week) and the regular hours are expected to be between 9AM – 5PM.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Excellent organizational and administrative skills
Previous event planning and administrative support experience
Attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
Ability to multi-task and manage diverse activities
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Work with minimal supervision
Excellent written, oral and communication skills
Experience in community service or service-learning
Knowledge of DC area nonprofit organizations and/ or school
Experience working with undergraduate students
Experience with assessment and data analysis
Ability to work with diverse communities and populations
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.