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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
FULL-TIME
Priority Deadline:  December 21, 2014
Administrative Assistant 2014 (PDF)

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to elevate the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States, is pleased to announce an opening for an Administrative Assistant position that will be based in SAALT’s office in Takoma Park, MD.

Position Title: Administrative Assistant
Job StatusFull-time position with benefits, including health, dental, vision, and transportation stipend
Date of Posting: November 25, 2014
LocationTakoma Park, MD
Reports To: Executive Director
Priority DeadlineDecember 21, 2014 (Applications will be considered on a rolling basis)
Start Date: January 2014 

Responsibilities
SAALT seeks a highly motivated, organized, and tech-savvy individual to provide administrative, financial, and event support. The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Executive Director to support the organization’s functions and maintain SAALT’s financial records; maintain and coordinate core office functions, and assist with event planning and logistics.  This full-time position is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful, motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our team at SAALT’s Takoma Park, Maryland office.

Administrative and Operational

  • Organize materials for board members, sponsors, partners, community members, and other key stakeholders
  • Manage schedule of Executive Director, including appointment coordination and confirmation, and travel arrangements; assist Executive Director with preparation for meetings, talking points, research
  • Maintain extensive digital and paper filing system and archives
  • Manage phone and email communications for general inquiries and requests for information
  • Coordinate SAALT calendars and intra-office communications
  • Coordinate office and staff meetings, including scheduling, materials, meeting notes, and other appropriate logistics
  • Maintain the integrity of donor database including, but not limited to, data entry, gifts processing, and donation acknowledgements
  • Coordinate mailings for donor communications
  • Support SAALT events and fundraising activities, including logistical responsibilities
  • Perform general administrative duties—such as filing, copying, faxing, mailing, reviewing correspondence, answering phones, maintaining office inventory—and other tasks, as needed
  • Support operational projects, such as development of human resources documents, server organization, and other tasks, as needed

Financial

  • Maintain organization’s financial records and perform basic bookkeeping duties including paying bills, coding expenses and deposits, and processing reimbursements
  • Track and monitor monthly financial cash flow with Executive Director and accountant; develop monthly financial reports

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organization, and time management
  • Experience with database management and familiarity with platforms such as Salesforce, Constant Contact, Salsa, and Click & Pledge
  • Ability to manage budgets and cash flow
  • Excellent written and verbal professional communication skills
  • High degrees of resourcefulness, problem-solving, and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt, keep pace with, and manage quickly shifting needs of staff and projects
  • Ability to manage high volume of email
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and the efficient use of the Internet as a research tool
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects (individual and team-based) in a rapid-paced work environment
  • Experience with e-communications, social networking media, content management for website
  • Passion for and commitment to SAALT’s mission
  • Commitment and ability to do work using a team approach with diverse staff

Compensation
SAALT will provide compensation for this position, commensurate with experience. Health, dental, vision, and transportation stipend benefits will also be provided.

To Apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, list of three references, and 1-3 page unedited writing sample in a single PDF document to info@saalt.org with “Administrative Assistant position” in the subject line. Priority deadline is December 21, 2014.  Interviews will be scheduled with selected candidates on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

SAALT is an equal opportunity employer.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS COORDINATOR
FULL-TIME
Priority Deadline: July 15, 2014
Community Partnerships Coordinator 2014 (PDF)

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national non-partisan non-profit organization, whose mission is to elevate the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States, is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Community Partnerships Coordinator position that will be based in SAALT’s office in Takoma Park, MD.

Position Title: Community Partnerships Coordinator
Job Status: Full-time position with benefits, including health, dental, vision, and transportation stipend
Date of Posting: June 15, 2014
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Reports To: Director of Programs & Operations
Priority Deadline: July 31, 2014
Start Date: September 15, 2014

Summary
The Community Partnerships Coordinator will be responsible for leading or providing support to program, policy, and administrative activities related to the National Coalition of South Asian Organizations (NCSO), and representing SAALT in broader immigrant and civil rights coalitions at the national level.

Primary Duties
Initial point of contact for activities and communications related to the National Coalition of South Asian Organizations (NCSO), a national coalition of 49 member organizations across the United States that engage, educate, and mobilize our communities to ensure that South Asians are afforded equal rights, protections, and dignity. Duties may include the following:

Program

  • Building and maintaining relationships with current NCSO members and identifying potential new members.
  • Conducting quarterly calls with each NCSO member to capture work updates, share NCSO information, and provide technical assistance around capacity building.
  • Organizing and/or supporting field campaigns that include participation of NCSO members.
  • Developing and conducting a regional landscape assessment to identify areas to enhance regional presence according to community need and NCSO partner interest.
  • Building strategic regional presence in partnership with NCSO partners.
  • Organizing regional/local trainings and events on civic engagement and other initiatives with NCSO partners
  • Organizing and delivering quarterly webinar trainings and conference calls for the NCSO.
  • Supporting capacity building sub-grant programs, such as We Build Community, and other programs serving the NCSO, such as the biannual National South Asian Summit.
  • Representing SAALT at external events as appropriate.

Policy

  • Assisting Policy Director with providing policy updates to and between NCSO members, developing advocacy toolkits for NCSO members, and organizing town halls, forums and regional Advocacy Days.
  • Assisting Policy Director with developing updates related to issues included in SAALT’s policy platform and where NCSO members are currently engaged, including the National Action Agenda
  • Ensuring that issues and policy proposals SAALT engages with at the national level are consistent with NCSO member priorities for their communities.
  • Connecting NCSO members with national government agencies and policymakers and assisting in trainings and preparation around government engagement to that end.

Administrative

  • Maintaining the NCSO listserv and posting information and updates to the listserv.
  • Developing an NCSO quarterly newsletter.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working with community-based organizations, coalitions, campaigns, or projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and handle and prioritize multiple tasks and roles.
  • Exceptional email management skills and ability to thrive in a high-volume email office.
  • Evening and weekend work and travel within the United States may be required.
  • Well-developed vision and ideas for supporting local efforts and partners from the standpoint of a national organization.
  • Interest in community organizing, civic engagement, and developing and sustaining partnerships with local organizations. Experience partnering with non-profit organizations and demonstrated ability to move partners toward action highly preferred.
  • Excellent writing, analytic, and verbal/presentation skills with the ability to summarize information and connect with a variety of audiences.
  • Successful track record of articulating, evaluating, measuring, and reporting goals and successes/areas of improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team-based environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, build internal and external relationships, exhibit a flexible approach to work, and quickly adapt and pivot to changing needs in a rapid-paced, non-profit environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to quickly learn other basic programs.
  • Commitment to and passion for social justice issues and to a career in the non-profit sector.
  • Understanding of and commitment to advancing and enhancing SAALT’s mission.
  • Commitment to an office culture where creativity and diversity are celebrated.

Compensation
SAALT will provide compensation for this position, commensurate with experience. Health, dental, vision, and transportation stipend benefits will also be provided.

How to Apply
Please e-mail your cover letter detailing your relevant experience, resume, and an unedited policy-related writing sample (maximum 5 pages) as a single PDF document to info@saalt.org and indicate “Community Partnerships Coordinator” in the subject line. We are accepting applications and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, and will give priority consideration to applications received by July 31, 2014. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

SAALT is an equal opportunity employer.

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