George Washington University Office Assistant in Washington, District Of Columbia


Job Description Summary
  • Greets visitors and answers/disseminates phone calls in a timely, efficient, and professional manner.

  • Manages the reception area to ensure effective telephone and written communication, both internally and externally.

  • Monitors and orders office supplies.

  • Coordinates maintenance of office equipment, including copiers, fax machine, phones.

  • Opens and distributes mail.

  • Manages conference room scheduling; sets up and breaks down/cleans up conference rooms. Assists in setting up for/breaking down after programming or events at the law school.

  • Performs a variety of routine clerical tasks such as assembling materials, preparing documents for mail or courier delivery, updating spreadsheets, photocopying, typing, filing and preparing documents for archives.

  • Assists office with minor IT troubleshooting.

  • Drafts correspondence, reports, tables, forms and other necessary documents.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED, 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree desired.

Legal and/or administrative support experience preferred.

Team player who is proactive, organized, and detail oriented.

Professional demeanor with a positive disposition and problem solving capabilities. Able to work independently and multi-task.

Proficient in G Suite (GMail, Drive, Docs), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver).

Excellent administrative support experience with strong client service acumen, and ability to exercise appropriate judgment and escalation in a variety of circumstances.

Ability to work in a fast-paced and multicultural environment.

Sensitivity to the needs of the university and law school community, including the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.


Position Designation

Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor.

Required Background Check

Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

EEO Statement

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.

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

College/School/Department: GW Law School (LAW)

Family: Administration

Sub-Family: General Office Support

Stream: Service and Support

Level: Level 1

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours Per Week: 40

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, typically 8:00-5:00

Telework: No

Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure consideration, please complete all fields of the application to include dates of employment, hours worked, supervisory information, etc.

Internal Applicants Only?: No

Posting Number: S007067

Job Open Date: 03/13/2018

Job Close Date: 03/23/2018

Background Screening: Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.