Sponsor Funded Office/Clerical | Program Specialist

Georgia State University
  • Location
    Buckhead, Georgia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 13

Position description

Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum and has more than 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs. 

While, Atlanta is integral to Georgia State’s educational experience, Atlanta’s quality of life helps Georgia State attract top-notch faculty, staff and administrators by contributing to the economies of Atlanta and the South. With more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, Georgia State’s commitment to student success and being a vital part of the vibrant arts and entertainment community of downtown Atlanta is where the city life meets campus life. Working at Georgia State is where you should be!!!  

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the country with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students, including about 1,800 master’s students and more than 100 doctoral students. Our part-time MBA program for working professionals is ranked among the best by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report. Our Executive MBA is ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times, and U.S. News ranks our undergraduate program 35th among those at public universities and 47th overall. Georgia State University is located in the heart of Atlanta and has strong ties with Atlanta’s business leaders, many of whom are alumni of the Robinson College. 

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, affiliated with Georgia State University, seeks a Program Coordinator to work closely with the Council’s Program Director and Program Manager to implement programs logistics and marketing. Programs include luncheons, breakfasts, day-long conferences, evening discussions, and programs organized in cooperation with other organizations. This position is located at Georgia State’s Buckhead Center. 

The World Affairs Council is Atlanta’s premier convener on international topics that affect the Metro area and the world. Its mission is to provide a forum for dialogue, a source of expertise, and an engine for research on the international issues. It is a non-partisan, membership and grant-supported non-profit dedicated to enhancing the community’s understanding of the world. 

The position entails mainly event planning and communicating with a wide range of speakers, donors, and Council’s members through written correspondence, by phone, and in-person. The ideal candidate works well in a team, is outgoing, self-starter, able to set priorities and multitask, and has excellent people skills. Exceptional writing, organizational, project and event management skills, as well as an eye for designing flyers in PowerPointand Microsoft Publisher, are required.

Additionally, experience with Touchnet, Constant Contact and Hootsuite platforms are preferred. Advanced social media skills, interest in international affairs and attention to detail are a huge plus.  Experience abroad is highly preferred and speaking a foreign language, while not required, is a plus. The work environment is fast-paced and the Coordinator juggles multiple projects.


Bachelor's degree and one year of related experience; or high school diploma or GED and five years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Application instructions

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