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


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


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 ( 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.


Apply for this Job

* Required

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at One Earth Future are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.