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Project Assistant
Title:Project Assistant
Department:Office for Trio and College Preparatory Programs
Location:All Locations

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Status: part-time, temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: AD0058/Grade 11

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The Project Assistant for the Upward Bound Program (TRIO and College Preparatory Programs) at the University of the District of Columbia works under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator (TRIO/Upward Bound).  This position provides administrative support services for academic and research programs.   The incumbent must be a team player, work effectively and efficiently, perform duties with independence; initiative, and reliability, exhibit effective customer service, works well under the pressure of deadlines and be familiar with the TRIO/Upward Bound program guidelines. 

Required Qualifications


  1.  Creates and maintains database to track student progress and vital information as required by the Department of Education.
  2.  Maintains individual student records including grades, attendance, and SAT/ACT scores
  3.  Provides assistance to students in completing financial aid applications and college applications.
  4.  Participates in training sessions for staff and students.
  5. Maintains office supplies and keeps track of inventory.
  6. Tracks former students.
  7. Assists teaching staff in classroom and in classroom preparation.
  8. Plans and supervises extra-curricular activities that are outside of the scope of the academic program.
  9. Works closely with the program coordinator, education counselor and other staff to facilitate student learning and activities.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  11. High School Diploma required.
  12. At least three (3) years of administrative support experience, preferably in an academic setting.

Information to Applicant

Expectations of the job:
The incumbent functions under the general supervision of the Director, TRIO and College Preparatory Programs and the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator for the TRIO/Upward Bound Program. Work assignments are reviewed for consistency with program objectives and conformity with policies, procedures, directives and educational philosophy of the TRIO programs.  Incumbent performs all responsibilities and duties associated with the position in an effective and efficient manner. Professionalism and service mindedness must characterize the day-to-day and general attitude of the incumbent. Completed work is reviewed in terms of accuracy, completeness, and effectiveness, and conformance with established protocol, policies, practices and procedures.

Condition of Employment:  Temporary employment is restricted to a one year appointment and employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause. 

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee is not eligible to participate in the University’s benefits plan. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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