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TCDS Program Assistant/Federal Work Study

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:

Position Available Immediately

Position Title: TCDS Program Assistant/Federal Work Study
Requisition Number: 0406072244
Location New York City
Position Type: Student
Department: NSSR/TransregionalCtrforDemoStudies

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) at The New School is looking for a graduate or advanced undergraduate student who qualifies for Federal Work Study to fill an open Program Assistant position. Please see below for announcement and qualifications. If interested in the position please send a cover letter and CV to


Adrian Totten
Program Coordinator, TCDS

Transregional Center for Democratic Studies
Program Assistant position available – Federal Work Study needed
Fall 2017

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) is looking for a Program Assistant to help with general office administration and the administration and planning of our Fall 2017/Spring 2018 program of events.

TCDS Program Assistants should have administrative experience and strong computer skills; will be organized and able to commit to some evening events that TCDS will organize throughout the semester. Interest and experience in Web site design/maintenance and social media is a plus.

TCDS Program Assistant responsibilities:

Providing overall administrative assistance and support to the TCDS Program Coordinator; helping with general office administration;

Helping with planning and administration of Democracy & Diversity Institutes in Johannesburg, South Africa and Wroclaw, Poland;

Helping with planning and organization of all TCDS events at The New School, such as conferences, the TCDS lecture series, alumni round tables, information sessions, etc.;

Drafting and editing TCDS Opportunity List, a weekly newsletter for TCDS community containing information about academic and career opportunities;

Drafting and editing posts for the TCDS blog and social media;

Drafting, editing, and producing program outreach materials, such as slide-shows, presentations, information bulletins, etc.;

Helping with maintenance of mailing lists and alumni database;

Answering email inquiries from prospective applicants; corresponding with faculty, students and alumni

Other Required Skills

Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; Photoshop/InDesign a plus; Interest in international programs and issues. Must have Federal Work Study award.

Minimum Qualifications:

Federal Work Study Award

NOTE: This position is available only to matriculated students of The New School who have a current, valid Federal Work Study Award Letter. For additional information about the Federal Work Study program, please see

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Family: The New School
Posting Date: 09/11/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Applicant Documents:

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Federal Work Study award letter
Optional Documents