Administrative Assistant, Uyghur Service

Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, Washington, DC-based, nonprofit corporation that provides accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press. Delivered in nine Asian languages in addition to English, our journalism extends beyond radio to include web, video, mobile and e-books. RFA is seeking a polished, organized, and detail-oriented administrative professional to support the Uyghur Service as an Administrative Assistant in its Washington, DC, headquarters.

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing executive and administrative support to Uyghur Service
  • Assisting Service Director and Deputy Director in providing a full range of administrative duties, such as handling correspondence, arranging meetings, maintaining files, and facilitating the operation of the Uyghur Service.
  • Preparing, collecting and drafting reports, memoranda, letters, announcements and other written material; reviewing such material for format, content and accuracy.
  • Arranging, planning and maintaining the Uyghur Service's travel, vacation, schedules, meetings, special projects, and expense records and ensuring follow-up on all action items.  
  • Supporting the Uyghur Service's communications with other departments.  
  • Ensuring that the Uyghur Services timesheets are processed and approved every two weeks.
  • Performing other duties as requested in support of the Uyghur Service.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Prior experience providing administrative support for executives in an office environment strongly preferred. A newsroom experience is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, work ethic and ability to multitask and prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills both in a written and verbal form.
  • Fluency in written and verbal Uyghur required; proficiency in English and Mandarin is preferred. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently under one's own initiative.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency with MS Office and Google Workspace.

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US as an employee of RFA. RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the US as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

How to Apply: Send résumé with cover letter making reference to “Administrative Assistant, Uyghur Service” via e-mail to

Salary Range: GS 8/9 Equivalent

Posting Date: 08/22/22