Administrative Assistant

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The Modern Language Association (MLA) seeks an administrative assistant for a full-time position to work collaboratively with the MLA staff in our convention and events office. 


  • Provides administrative assistance to the department
  • Assists with preparing and distributing materials for the Program Committee
  • Works with the director on communications with forum executive committees on convention sessions and forum reviews 
  • Monitors the general convention e-mail account and works with other members of the department to answer questions or forward messages to the appropriate staff members
  • Assists with administrative tasks related to the international symposium and other MLA meetings and events
  • Maintains expense records for the Program Committee, for convention programs staff travel, for convention-related expenses, and for symposium-related expenses


  • A bachelor's degree required, preferably in a field of language or literature
  • At least six months of cumulative clerical or administrative experience 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Google Workspace, and Zoom scheduling
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational and interpersonal skills

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