American Institutes for Research

Administrative Assistant

US-DC
Job ID
9366
United States
Category
Administrative

Overview

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us.

We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide overall administrative support the Senior Directors of our Test Development team in our Education Assessment Program.

Responsibilities

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for tracking and coordinating travel arrangements, processing vouchers, overseeing schedules, providing administrative support for meetings and helping to manage project metrics and staff hours. The candidate will be responsible for item development schedules and maintaining item development log in ITS (Item Tracking System). The candidate will perform various research activities and functions as related to Education Assessment. This position may include some item writing activities as part of the Test Development team.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. Good working knowledge of Windows environment, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Access required. Position requires attention to detail and excellent organizational skills to establish efficient systems. Strong writing and oral communication skills are required to deal professionally with the program staff and government clients. Must be able to operate with considerable independence and initiative in performing tasks. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage priorities as necessary.



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