|Job Location:||Washington, DC|
|Department:||Office of the President|
In search of: A motivated and mission-driven professional looking for a stimulating part-time employment opportunity providing key support to people and projects advancing gender equity and inclusion.
Are you interested in gaining insights into the management strategy behind a world-renowned research institute, not to mention exposure to some pretty incredible movers and shakers? Here's just one example of what we mean. Are you drawn to the challenge of planning high-profile fundraising events? Of using your creative license to draft everything from invitations to memos? Is the prospect of honing your communications and organizational skills of interest? Does the idea of learning how a Board of Directors works excite you?
If all that’s maybe a bit intimidating, don’t worry, you’ll be working very closely with experienced staff along the way. While administrative and coordination support is not all glitz and glam – though booking plane tickets can be fun, right? – this is a unique opportunity to put your education and experience to work in service of a tremendous organization.
At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and we employ participatory methods when appropriate. Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible. All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty.
Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff (COS), the Special Assistant (SA) will be responsible for providing part-time administrative support to the Office of the President (OTP). The SA will help manage the President’s schedule for both internal and external engagements and assist the COS in the management of the Board of Directors. The SA will assist in the management of events, fundraising activities, and prepare expense reports, contracts and invoices as needed. The incumbent will provide administrative support for quarterly Board meetings, meetings chaired by the President or as requested, and manage the coordination of related projects and activities. Under the direction of the COS, the SA will organize the President’s travel commitments – both domestic and international.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field. Graduate students seeking part-time employment and exposure to the management of a high-capacity organization advancing gender equity through research evidence encouraged to apply.
A minimum of two (2) to four (4) years general business experience. Experience using the Salesforce, Soapbox and Mailchimp platforms is strongly desired. Experience with non-profits, particularly women’s rights organizations, a plus.
Support to the Office of the President: 50% LOE, roughly 10 hours per week
Support for Events & Fundraising: 25% LOE, roughly 5 hours per week or less depending upon event schedule
Assistance to the COS: 25% LOE, roughly 5 hours per week
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest summarizing their background and interest, curriculum vitae, and two writing samples of no more than three pages each. Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.
Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
ICRW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. ICRW is an E-Verify Employer.