Technology and Academic Support Administrative Assistant, Special Master's Program, Biomedical Grad

Washington D.C.
May 17, 2017
May 23, 2017
Full Time
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Technology and Academic Support Administrative Assistant, Special Master's Program, Biomedical Graduate Education - Georgetown University Medical Center

Since 1975, Georgetown University's School of Medicine has conducted a Special Master's Program (SMP), a one-year program leading to a Master of Science degree in Physiology, tailored to college graduates who wish to strengthen their credentials for application to U.S. medical schools and now matriculating more than 200 students per year.

The Technology and Academic Administrative Assistant supports the Assistant Director, Faculty, and BGE Office, ensuring the seamless transfer of technology and course materials needed for both our Medical Center and our Georgetown Downtown locations.  Reporting to the SMP Assistant Director, the Administrative Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Constructs and maintains multiple Blackboard or Canvas sites -with input from Office of Medical Education (OME) and graduate course directors.
  • Maintains student medical and graduate class schedules for GUMC and GTDT campuses on a daily basis
  • Troubles hoots and respond s to student problems regarding Blackboard or Canvas. .'
  • Work with medical course directors and OME to create, post and score exams using ExamSoft software for medical courses
  • Work with medical course directors and OME to extract results from medical exams so medical student performance can be assessed for SMP grading
  • Supports OME on administering medical make up exams to SMP students
  • Supports classroom technologies daily - for example, lecture captures, REEF polling, and exams.
  • Supports editing of lecture captures daily.
  • Attends trainings and meetings regarding ExamSoft, Canvas, and other technologies
  • Works with Assist Director and graduate course directors to create, post, and score exam s using ExamSoft software for graduate courses
  • Supports the Assistant Director on administering graduate make-up exams.


  • Bachelor's degree - Master's in Physiology preferred
  • General organizational skills and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to learn and take responsibility for a variety of technical, clerical, and academic duties
  • Ability to work easily with computer based programs, to include Blackboard and Canvas databases, ExamSoft, student polling systems, ECHO360 lecture editing, as well as to trouble-shooting and handled other technical issues
  • Effective communication skills for successful interactions with a diverse community of clients
  • Ability to multi-task, organize, prioritize and problem solve
  • A flexible, cooperative  and team player

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EEO Statement:

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