Part time Administrative Assistant



Summary/Objective

The Administrative Assistant’s main responsibilities will revolve around a the programs administered by the Academy.Although supervised by the Senior Program Coordinator, the successful candidate will be in large part responsible for thedevelopment, implementation and maintenance of the different tasks related to the Academy programs, including the LL.M. in International Human Rights, the Interamerican Moot Court and other initiavies. The administrative assistant must possessexcellent command of oral and written Spanish, Portuguese is highly desired, to work with the instructional content andsupporting materials for the Academy programs. This position will also provide administrative support to the Senior Program Coordinator as well as the two Co-Directors of the Academy. Additional duties will correspond with the Academy’s SummerPrograms, and its related activities.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • 27 hours per week


Required Education and Experience

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Two years of experience in administrative and/or secretarial experience
  • Excellent command of oral and written communication in Spanish, Portuguese is Highly desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail
  • Conversant with computers and instructional technologies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint


Preferred Education and Experience
  • Ability to learn new software applications quickly
  • Demonstrated experience developing creative and engaging training materials in a variety of formats and media
  • Familiarity with synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • Experience using and/or developing with some, if not all, of the following applications: Adobe Connect, Canvas,Web Conferencing tools, and HTML


Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to attach a cover letter, resume, and content development sample or any online development work (5 pages max) to online application.


Other Duties
  • Other duties as assigned


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