Employment Opportunities

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Position Announcement

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is seeking a highly organized and motivated Administrative Assistant.  This is a 40- hour per week position that facilitates the day-to-day operations in the Administration Office. The Administrative Assistant provides proactive support to the President/ CEO and the Director of Finance/COO.


This Administrative Assistant is responsible for a wide range of administrative activities including:
• writing and processing correspondence;
• handling expense reports, reimbursements, and timesheets;
• maintaining membership/donor records; 
• keeping the President’s calendar;
• maintaining active paper and electronic files;
• handling or delegating time-sensitive correspondence with the general public, members, and other stakeholders;
• screening and directing phone calls.


The successful applicant should possess an Associate’s Degree with a minimum of three years’ experience in an office setting.  Must possess strong organizational skills, manage multiple tasks, and be comfortable working both independently and as a team.  Applicants must be proficient with computers, including Office products, and databases. Must demonstrate exemplary interpersonal skills and have the ability to handle confidential information.

TO APPLY:  Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@woodrowwilson.org.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 2, 2014.  The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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Wilson was president throughout World War I. He attempted to keep America out of the war and even won reelection with the slogan "He kept us out of war." Nonetheless, after the sinking of the Lusitania, continued run-ins with German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram, America became involved. with the Lusitania, the continued harassment of American ships by German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram meant that America joined the allies in April, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson was President when the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women the right to vote.

Wilson piloted the ship that brought America onto the world stage. He made the first steps of leading us out of isolationism, violating Washington's tenet of avoiding foreign entanglements.

He led America during World War I. His fervent hope was for the US to join a League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "I believe in democracy because it releases the energies of every human being."

The Seventeenth Amendment was formally adopted on May 31, 1913. Wilson had been president for almost three months at the time. The amendment provided for the direct election of senators. Prior to its adoption, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.

Wilson was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He had received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, renamed Princeton University in 1896.

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Woodrow Wilson was known as "Tommy" until his college years.

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Woodrow Wilson was the first president to attend the Major League Baseball Fall Classic. He saw the debut of a young 20 year old pitcher by the name of George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Woodrow Wilson was a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University and the only president to hold an earned doctoral degree.

Woodrow Wilson image is on the $100,000 bill although it is no longer in circulation