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Center for Arab Narratives Program Assistant

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Serv
Dearborn, Michigan
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Economic Anthropology
Organization Type
Center for Arab Narratives Program Assistant
Department: Center for Arab Narratives
Location: Dearborn, MI
Job Title: Center for Arab Narratives Program Assistant
Job Status: Part-time
Job Summary: Under general supervision, the CAN Program Assistant uses intermediate skills obtained through education, experience, and training to coordinate programs and research projects. The CAN Program Assistant will support by performing a variety of administrative duties, while collaborating with interdepartmental teams to ensure smooth day-to-day operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Arrange meetings, schedule appointments, complete travel arrangements
- Manage administrative projects of assigned division including but not limited to check requests and reimbursements, recordkeeping, program reporting, consumer satisfaction surveys
- Assist with planning and execution of events
- Collect, compile records, or otherwise gather data and prepare custom reports with information necessary for decision-making
- Coordinate, organize and align activities and various task to achieve common goals
- Complete assignments that include creating and proofreading correspondence, forms, tables, and reports
- Facilitate interdepartmental communication and interactions between internal and external parties
- Conduct research, compile information and data to present findings to supervisor or to prepare presentations
- Operate standard office equipment and use required software applications
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
- Basic concepts, principles and practices of research facilitation
- Arab American community
Skill in:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications for program area and other applications, including Microsoft Office
Ability to:
- Work both independently and as part of a team, in a highly efficient and organized manner
- Work on several projects concurrently, prioritize and complete in timely manner
- Track progress on tasks and handle follow-up as needed
- Handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity
- Maintain high level of attention to detail
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Analyze and troubleshoot problems
- Provide a high level of customer service
Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:
- Minimum Degree Required:
- Associate degree
- Bachelor-s degree preferred
- Required Disciplines:
- Arab American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Public Health, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Middle Eastern Studies, or related field
- Any equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training approved by Human Resources
- Licenses/Certifications Required at Date of Hire:
- None
Working Conditions:
Hours: Normal business hours, some additional hours may be required
Travel Required: None generally required;
Working Environment: Climate controlled office

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