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Training Graduate Assistant


Angelo State University Small Business Development Center

Posted: November 07, 2013


Graduate assistant position will work closely with Training Coordinator to support SBDC training program including administrative duties, marketing events, and managing attendee database. Additional major job functions will include hosting SBDC training events and some business research as needed.

Primary tasks include assisting BDS Training Coordinator with various duties involved in event planning, coordinating, marketing, hosting, and evaluation and attendee data entry. Additional tasks include fielding telephone calls and receiving and directing visitors. Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills.

  1. Assist with seminar planning and preparation
  2. Assist management of training facility
  3. Host training events by welcoming attendees and ensuring sign-in or payment as needed and assisting speakers
  4. Collect and analyze small business training needs feedback and present results
  5. Copyediting
  6. Data entry
  7. Creating or updating presentation files
  8. Develop marketing materials for events and programs using Adobe design software (training available)
  9. Updating department website
  10. Creating e-mail campaigns to clients and potential clients

Requires strong computer and internet research skills. Also calls for flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.

  • Knowledge of customer service and computer skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Microsoft Access and Adobe Creative Suite knowledge a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and able to withhold confidential information
  • Ability to work in high stress environment. Able to handle multiple projects and work independently or in a group.
  • Requires ability to lift at least 25 pounds. Requires long periods of sitting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or other related field.
  • Must currently be enrolled in an ASU graduate program.
  • At least one year of business experience in event planning, administrative, marketing, or other related position.


Up to 17.5hrs/wk


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