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Events and Operations Assistant (Student)

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Kogod School of Business

Time Type:

Part time

Job Description:

S ummary:

The Office of Career Engagement at American University’s Kogod School of Business provides career development support to undergraduate and graduate business students. Event and Operations Assistants (EOAs) are students who assist with event support and administ ra tive operat ions . This position is paid, and hiring preference is given to students who will be available for both the fall and spring semesters.

Hourly Rate:
  • $17.5 0 undergrad/ $ 18.50 graduate.

Hours per Week:
  • 10-20 hours per week, Fall 202 4 and Spring 202 5.

Position Starts:
  • The ideal start date for this position is 08/19/24 but the start date is negotiable .  

  • This position will report to the Assistant Director, Events and Operations at the Kogod Office of Career Engagement.   

Position Responsibilities:
  • Assist with event planning and provide day-of - support for career services related events.

  • Deliver high-level customer service to all visitors (e.g., students, employers, faculty, staff, etc.). 

  • Provide project assistance, including data entry, regarding career service deliverables.

  • Become knowledgeable about Handshake (Kogod's internal job database), and related technology platforms, to troubleshoot technical issues, provide support for employers and students, and perform specific career -related deliverables for office.

  • Contribute to content creation for the department such as social media, PowerPoint presentations, etc .

  • Perform general office administrative duties, such as copying, stocking shared space, etc.

  • Students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree - Kogod students preferred.

  • Ability to start position, beginning August 19, 2024 .

  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

  • Impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Flexibility, initiative, and ability to multitask and work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Maturity and an elevated level of professionalism, especially as it relates to building and maintaining relationships with prospective and visiting employers.

  • Advanced p roficiency with Microsoft Office Products.

Benefits of Working for the Office of Career Engagement:
  • Be at the heart of career support, recruiting action, and interact with students, staff, faculty and employers.

  • Develop valuable skills in time management and customer service.

  • Build networking skills and your professional network.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to attach a resume and cover letter to their applications .

Work Study:


Other Details
  • This position is available only to enrolled American University students.

  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • American University is an E-Verify employer.

Current American University Employees

American University current employees (including those employed in student positions) must apply through their employee Workday account. If you are a current employee at American University, please log into Workday and select the Find Jobs report which will take you to our internal career listings.

Contact Us

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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.


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