The African Studies Center K-16 Education Program is seeking Graduate Student Assistant Summer/Fall 2024

The BU African Studies Center Outreach Program aims to promote teaching about Africa and Africa-related studies in U.S. schools. In this position, the graduate student assistant will be responsible for assisting the Outreach Director with administrative tasks to help manage the program. Main responsibilities include: 

  • Regularly checking and managing the Outreach email inbox and responding to/forwarding messages appropriately.
  • Supporting the Teaching Africa Teacher certificate program, its professional development events, and its members as well as recruiting teachers for the program.
  • Updating the “Resources for Teachers” pages of the website with relevant links, materials, and lesson plans. The assistant may develop new webpages based on their Africa-related interests of field of study.
  • Organizing documents and records in Google Drive.

Other tasks may include: 

  • Designing flyers as promotional tools for workshops and events.
  • Sending out announcements to mailing lists using MailChimp and Listserv.
  • Special projects related to building new curriculum for teachers. 
  • Proofreading and editing curriculum submissions.

Knowledge of K-12 education and knowledge of Africa are highly preferred. The position will start this Fall 2024, with potential for some summer hours. Students are expected to work 8 hours in the office weekly, but there is flexibility with schedule planning and some remote days are possible. Pay is $17/50/hour. To apply, please send a CV and email cover letter to Contact us at if you have questions.