Candidates must be genuinely interested in higher education and want to work in higher education for the long term
What Are The Requirements?
Bachelor's degree or 2-3 years of administrative support experience. Experience working in higher education is preferred. This includes student positions and internships
1 or more years of administrative support experience
Demonstrated high level of attention to detail
High level of professionalism and communication skills (oral or written)
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the AU Ready Hire Program.
When are positions available through the AU
Ready Hire program?
The AU Ready Hire program works on vacant
full-time, part-time, and temporary positions year-round.
Is it required to be available for temporary
No! Candidates do not need to be available for
temporary assignments. Temporary positions at American University will not be
posted online, so you should apply to the AU Ready Hire program in order to be
considered for temporary positions.
How soon must I be available to start work?
Candidates should be available to start fairly
immediately and within a few weeks' notice of being offered a position.
I do not live near Washington, DC. Can I still
become a part of the AU Ready Hire program?
Yes! You do not need to live locally to American
University in order to be a part of the program. Please keep in mind that if
you are interviewing for positions at American University, supervisors may want
to hold in-person interviews so you may need to travel if extended an
With which departments does the AU Ready Hire
program work to fill positions?
AU Ready Hire works with all of the American
University departments and schools. This includes everything from the
individual academic programs to the executive offices! We are a part of
American University's Office of Human Resources and are entirely internal and
free-of-charge to our departments and schools.