Employment Opportunities

German-English Bilingual Assistant to the Director/Office Manager

The German Historical Institute Washington DC (part of the Max Weber Foundation – International Humanities in Bonn, Germany) seeks to fill the following full-time position as soon as possible: German-English Bilingual Assistant to the Director/Office Manager.

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC, is an internationally recognized center for advanced study. It serves as a transatlantic bridge connecting American and European scholars and seeks to make their research accessible to decision-makers in the public and private sectors as well as to a general audience. While the Institute is particularly dedicated to fostering the study of German history in North America and of American history in Germany, its research and scholarly activities range beyond German and American history to encompass comparative, international, and global history.

The assistant will independently manage secretarial, administrative services and support scholarly research projects. The assistant will be responsible for handling email, and for planning, coordinating and preparing meetings, appointments, events, conferences, trips and discussions on behalf of the director. He/she will also prepare presentation materials, collect and process data as needed, gather information from academic publications and be involved in event management, fundraising and general proofreading projects. The role involves serving as an interface for the office of the director and coordinating its day-to-day activities.  

The successful candidate will be fully fluent in German and English and able to handle correspondence and telephone conversations in both languages. The assistant will have experience in secretarial and administrative work; he/she must able to manage multiple tasks and have some familiarity with academic research. A degree in the humanities or social sciences would be a plus. Computer proficiency with good working knowledge of Internet, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook is a must. 

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must have a valid green card or G4 visa with an unrestricted work permit.

The GHI offers competitive salary and a generous benefits package, and is an equal opportunity employer and family-friendly workplace. The position requires occasional work on evenings and weekends. 
Please submit your application by September 12, 2017, with a resume and a cover letter along with two professional references attached in one PDF-document to applications@ghi-dc.org. The interviews will take place on October 03, 2017 at the GHI Washington.

For questions please contact Stefan Boehm (boehm@ghi-dc.org). Further information on the GHI, its mission, and its current research program is available on the GHI website.