The Center for Community Engagement & Service seeks to hire a Program Assistant to provide support for the planning and implementation of the Explore DC Program. This is a one-year position starting January 2019 and ending December 2019. The Program Assistant's duties will include outreach and recruitment, assessment, management of students, program logistics and other administrative tasks. Explore DC, a 21/2 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 undergraduate student 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.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Required Education and Experience
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
Preferred Education and Experience
Knowledge of DC area nonprofit organizations and/ or school (valuable but not required)
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