WooT! (I framed this letter)
Dear Ben I hereby unofficially offer you the job as Cog Sci Program Assistant and Research assistant. Unofficially, because you have to meet with Human Resources and go through interview process, etc. They also set salary. Kathy can tell you all about how to do that. Will you please let us know as soon as you can, so that we can get the rest of the process going quickly?
I very much hope this works out. You seem like a great person to work with.
Best wishes, Dedre