Program Assistant, Asian Studies Program

George Washington University
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 25

Position description

The Program Assistant will report to the Director of the Asian Studies Program (ASP). The purpose of this entry level position is to provide basic administrative support to and on behalf of an academic program or initiative. This role will serve as a first point of contact, will answer routine program questions, and will assist the program staff with basic administrative support. Support could include answering basic inquiries, enrollment assistance, updating websites and list-servs, supporting event preparation and execution, scheduling rooms, ordering equipment, data entry, preparing basic reports, and similar duties. Often these entry level roles are tasked with outreach to other GW stakeholders in order to assist in maintaining standard operational efficiencies. Typical duties are limited to administrative tasks that are routine, and under the direct supervision of more senior personnel within the department, or program.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assists the ASP Director in implementing and reviewing the curriculum, coordinate program sequence and identify gaps and overlaps in curriculum, assess learning outcomes, and coordinates courses and venues
  • Provides administrative support for the ASP and maintain the Asian Studies web site
  • Advises students on academic requirements and opportunities
  • Assists with the management of the budget/expenses and events
  • Works with staff, faculty and work study assistants in joint and coordinated presentations, promotional literature, and specific course information
  • Makes public presentations representing the ASP Director
  • Assists the ASP with student plan of study documents, and collaborates with Academic Advising to help Asian Studies students plan their studies
  • Contributes to annual reporting on the ASP and support regular evaluation
  • Answers phone and email inquires addressed to the Asian Studies electronic account

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm for 20 hours/week at $16.37 - $21.29/hour. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


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The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


  • A university degree in international relations; graduate level degree desirable.
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Familiarity with word processing, data base, PowerPoint and spreadsheet programs
  • Office or university experience involving communication of complex policies
  • Demonstrate strong teamwork skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interface well with individuals of different cultural backgrounds
  • Capable of pursuing numerous tasks simultaneously

Application instructions

Please apply through the job portal.

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