Senior Administrative Assistant, School of Humanities and Social Science Lab (HUSS Lab) (Grant position)

Updated: 2 months ago

Purpose: The holder of this position will work under the direct supervision of the HUSS Lab Director and Deputy Director as part of the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, at AUC’s New Cairo Campus. S/he will be responsible for the day-to-day management of HUSS Lab activities on Campus and beyond and needs to be a problem solver, an efficient organizer, an excellent communicator, and maintain fast and accurate correspondence with all parties. Attendance and support at events at AUC’s Downtown Tahrir Campus will also be required with relative frequency.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Tracks progress on all components of the grant (continuously)
  • Publicizes HUSS Lab events (weekly)
  • Manages the HUSS Lab website, in collaboration with the HUSS Lab directors
  • Provides prompt financial accounting support (assembling receipts, and preparing forms for payment)
  • Tracks reimbursements (periodically)
  • Updates the HUSS Lab website (regularly)
  • Makes travel, appointment, and room bookings (frequently, as requested)
  • Deals with office administration, including public relations
  • Offers administrative support for HUSS Lab directors and fellows
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Education Requirement:   

·University degree, preferably in a humanities subject


· Five - Seven years of experience including two years in administrative field or grant management

Skills :

  • Excellent communication skills (particularly in written correspondence)Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent accounting / budgeting skills
  • Strong command of English and Arabic
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of Google docs, sheets, and calendar
  • Basic web design skills are desirable

The position is open until August 31, 2020

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted.

“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.”

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