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Careers at AAG 

The AAG has the following position available:  

Event & Special Projects Assistant

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) has an immediate opening for the position of Event and Special Projects Assistant, to be located at the AAG’s central office in Washington, DC.

We seek an individual with strong organizational skills, excellent writing and communication abilities, and the ability to multitask and work collaboratively in a team environment. The successful candidate will assist current AAG staff with: planning the Annual Meeting of the AAG (a conference held annually every spring with over 8,000 attendees); creating, compiling, and sending digital communications; maintaining and moderating website content and analytics; interacting constructively with academic and non-academic individuals and organizations; and contributing to implementation of internal association projects.

A qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, interest and/or experience in Academic Association Meetings and event management, customer service skills, strong communication skills and attention to detail, and (at a minimum) proficiency in Microsoft Office. Basic proficiency in graphic design, HTML, and social media is a plus. An educational background in Geography is preferred but not required.

Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. The AAG is an equal opportunity employer and offers a highly competitive benefits package and an excellent collegial working environment. The AAG office is located in the cosmopolitan and culturally vibrant Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC.

To Apply: Please send a letter of application, resume, and contact information for two references via email to: Michelle Ledoux at

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, until the position is filled.

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