Project Assistant, OSF

Organization Summary:

For more than a decade, One Earth Future (OEF) has worked to solve complex problems at the root of armed conflict. Through its unique culture of iterative learning and improvement, OEF designs, tests, and partners to scale programs that help communities see problems in new ways and solve them collectively.  With its headquarters in Colorado and offices around the world, OEF operates as a portfolio of peacebuilding programs, each with its own director, strategy, and budget. Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference (OSF) is based out of the Washington, D.C. office.

 

Primary Role:

The OSF Project Assistant will support the OSF team as the program continues to grow in its new home in Washington D.C. The Project Assistant will keep track of a busy schedule of program events, monitor and analyze social media and website trends, and provide feedback and perspective on team projects. There is a significant communications and administrative set of responsibilities attached to the Project Assistant. There are opportunities to apply Women, Peace & Security (WPS) and a gender perspective to your interests as mutually agreed upon with the Director of Our Secure Future.

 

Reports To:

This position reports directly to the Director of Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference.  The OSF team is highly collaborative and the workload is often shared between team members. The Project Assistant will be supervised by other team members as projects require.

Job Type:

Full-Time; Non-Exempt; Hourly

Compensation:

The hiring range for this position is $19.00- $21.00/hour.
This position is benefits eligible. Offered benefits include Medical, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, and a 401k

Location: 

This position is located at the OEF’s Washington DC Office at the United States Institute for Peace building and will be remote as necessary during the COVID pandemic.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Approximately 50% of time will be spent supporting other OSF team members and 50% supporting the Director.
  • Coordinate efforts related to OSF communication needs, social media and website posts, internal publication processes, project development, and coordination with external partners.
  • Assist in research for producing OSF publications, in coordination with the team and Director.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for meetings, events, and domestic/international travel.
  • Liaise with other programs and departments to support the Director and the program. Attend weekly organizational communications meetings and external working group meetings and report back to the team. 
  • Utilize and maintain internal administrative systems, including but not limited to Salesforce data entry, monitoring & evaluation frameworks, and expense reconciliations.
  • Facilitate communication on behalf of the Director, both internally and externally on meetings, events, scheduling for the Director, and following up with partners on documents and other projects.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Competences:

This role requires a highly organized, detail-oriented, and flexible individual who can complete duties on time. Specific requirements include: 

  • An undergraduate degree is required. 
  • 1-3 years of work experience; this can include internship and/or volunteer experience.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations, and demonstrating poise, tact, and diplomacy with a positive attitude.
  • Passion for working in a collaborative environment on a small team within an international organization.
  • Enjoys learning new things every day with a great attitude and sense of humor.
  • Knowledge in Women, Peace and Security, international relations, gender, policy-making, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, or related fields. 
  • Excellent time management skills between multiple projects and flexibility in dynamic project environments.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer and word processing skills using Google Suite and MS Office.
  • Has a passion for women’s rights and international security.
  • Familiarity with social media for public engagement and analytics, especially with Twitter. 
  • Commitment to OEF’s vision, mission, and values (www.oneearthfuture.org) and gender equality.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree is preferred.
  • Experience or interest in geographies where OEF operates. 
  • Experience or interest in gender equality projects.
  • Experience or interest in gender analysis, gender dynamics, and/or social justice advocacy (including lived experiences, unpaid internships, and volunteer experience). 
  • Comfortable reporting to multiple managers and working across departments to complete tasks.
  • Spanish and/or Somali language fluency.

 

Physical Work Demands:

  • Able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Able to bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis.
  • Able to lift and move up to 25 lbs regularly.

 

At One Earth Future (OEF), we celebrate difference and welcome its benefits.  Therefore, we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

 

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