Ausschreibung: German-English Bilingual Administrative Assistant (DHI Washington)

Bewerbungsschluss: 15. März 2019

The German Historical Institute Washington DC seeks to fill the following full-time position as soon as possible: German-English Bilingual Administrative Assistant.

The German Historical Institute Washington DC is a center for advanced studies that promotes transatlantic dialogue and collaboration in history and related fields.

The successful candidate will handle the following tasks:


  • Handle all incoming telephone calls
  • Answer general requests via e-mail
  • Greet visitors and announce guests
  • Serve as contact person for service and delivery personnel
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail and packages, prepare outgoing mail

Administrative Tasks

  • Update and maintain databases for the institute
  • Administer calendars, mailing lists, invitations for events, participant lists
  • Administration of grant-funded projects
  • General administrative support


  • Excellent fluency in spoken and written German and English required
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including excellent telephone manners
  • High comfort level with technology, strong proficiency in Excel, e-mail-programs and knowledge of database work desired
  • Training and/or experience in the relevant fields of administration desired
  • Ability to work independently and with teams
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask

The position is offered on a full-time (40 hours/week) basis, with periodic work on evenings and Saturdays. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must have a valid green card or G4 visa with an unrestricted work permit.

The GHI offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, and is an equal opportunity employer and family-friendly workplace.

Please submit your application by March 15th, 2019, with a cover letter and CV and relevant diplomas and references, attached in one PDF-document, to applications(at) Applicants who do not have US citizenship must also provide proof of their valid work and  residence permits.

For questions on the position, please contact Anne Kadolph (kadolph(at)