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Position Title: Part-time Event Assistant (7890)
Position Number: 7890 Open Date: 6/12/2017
Department: Office of Development Close Date:  
Salary Range: $20.00-$28.00/hr. Band:
Work Hours per Week: 27-35-Non-exempt Position Type: Part-time Staff

The temporary event assistant will manage a portfolio of strategic, high-level events, many hosted by the President of American University, designed to advance the university’s philanthropic goals.  With the arrival of a new president, and an impending comprehensive campaign, this position will play an increasingly important role in the division’s strategy to engage prospects and donors. This position is integral to the success of the university’s major giving strategy.
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience 
  • Proven record of creation and execution of high-level donor events
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Excellent writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skill
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Successful candidate must be energetic self-starter, have the abilities to set priorities, and work independently              
  • Understanding of higher education and a commitment to the values and role of a private, liberal arts university
  • Familiarity with fundraising systems (Benefactor or Colleague Advancement a plus) 
  • Strong command of MS Office Suite of products.
Additional Information:
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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