The Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME) seeks two undergraduate assistants for the 2020-2021 Academic Year, to work in the Center's location in the Global and International Studies Building at Indiana University Bloomington. These positions provide critical support for ensuring the Center's activities are implemented. Undergraduate hourly assistants provide necessary support in the following key areas: outreach, publicity through online digital outlets, maintenance of listservs, weekly Newsletter production, assistance with governmental reporting obligations, and lecture, conference and workshop logistical support.
Duties vary week-to-week, but include the following. Assist the Assistant Director with event planning (book hotel rooms, flights, transportation and other necessities for guest speakers, reserve rooms, order food). Take videos and pictures for CSME events and maintain these multimedia files. Track data for the Center, including maintaining spreadsheets with pertinent information (event attendance, course information, data on affiliated faculty, and other information). Update IRIS website with Title VI Center activity data. Maintain CSME listserv and manage listserv emails. Create and distribute weekly CSME newsletter. Update listserv with event participants. Participate in community and campus events that require an active CSME presence. Coordinate with campus and community organizations regarding CSME programming. Submit Hospitality and P-Card requests via HLS support services to use university funds for Center Events. Perform other office duties as needed, including, but not limited to: handling confidential materials, photocopying, sorting mail, answering phones, responding to email requests, and providing clerical services.
Undergraduate student at Indiana University during 2020-21 academic year.
Ability to work with a variety of staff members in a team setting. Ability to take charge of projects and work independently. Ability to be flexible to the needs of the Center, including ability to perform occasional evening and weekend work. Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel in particular) and OneDrive. Ability to act creatively. Ability to handle last-minute changes and ambiguity.
Arabic language proficiency, although other Middle Eastern language proficiency is also acceptable. Broad interest in the Middle East and North Africa. Familiarity with YouTube and other social media.
Up to 12 hours per week.
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Job Function: Temporary Hourly
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