job: Admin Asst. for Department of Linguistics

Administrative Assistant – Department of Linguistics,
Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC
Administrative Assistant for the Department of Linguistics reports to a professor who is an internationally known author, speaker, and public intellectual in the fields of language, communication, and gender. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Communication with academic colleagues, students, journalists, publishers, and the general public re a range of inquiries regarding both academic and non-academic matters from within and outside the University.
  • Receive and reply to requests and inquiries re media interviews, speaking engagements, national conferences, and international meetings.
  • Administer travel arrangements – local, national, and international.
  • Assist in a range of tasks related to professor’s teaching and research, for example, web searches, book ordering, material locating and copying, filing, website and maintenance, and preparation and maintenance of graduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Managing a range of general office tasks as they arise.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least two years of administrative experience preferred – office setting with interest and in higher education and/or working in a university environment a plus.
  • Exemplary organizational and communication skills – written, oral, and interpersonal – and a superb attention to detail.
  • Experienced in the use of state-of-the-art software applications, particularly MS Office Suite.
  • Willingness to learn how to use and apply website technology – knowledge of Blackboard highly desired.
  • Proven ability to work responsibly with highly confidential materials – and to balance and prioritize simultaneous assignments, working independently with a minimum of supervision.

Basic Qualifications:

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

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