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Worth Rises
New York City, New York

Category: Administrative officer
Field of Interest: Social change

Job Description:

Worth Rises is seeking a full-time Staff Assistant to join our team! The Staff Assistant will be involved in all day-to-day activities of the organization and will provide critical support to the team and leadership. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with meticulous attention to detail, be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team, and thrive in a fast-paced and demanding work environment. This is position based in New York City and will report to the Executive Director.

 

About Us

Worth Rises is a non-profit criminal justice advocacy organization dedicated to dismantling the prison industrial complex and ending the exploitation of people it touches. We work toward a society in which no entity or individual depends on human caging or control for their wealth, operation, or livelihood. Worth Rises is a young, rapid-evolving organization championing innovative solutions to our carceral crisis that center abolitionist principles.

 

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Executive and Administrative Support
  • Coordinate daily calendar and scheduling for the Executive Director, including meetings, reservations, and travel arrangements
  • Manage human resources, including payroll, compliance training, and staff hiring
  • Support finance operations, including the processing, tracking, and documentation of donations and expenses
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Coordinate all logistics related to events including programming, promotion, staffing, sponsorships, partnerships, transportation, and vendor payments
  • Work within budget guidelines to identify mission-aligned event vendors and work closely with them to ensure the delivery of high quality products and services
  • Manage and oversee day-of execution, including event set-up and tear-down
  • External Relations
  • Respond to general inquiries and requests for help sent to the organization by mail or email
  • Serve as the point of contact and relationship manager for directly impacted community members, including those who are currently incarcerated
  • Development
  • Conduct prospecting research for potential foundation, government, and individual funders
  • Research, write, and compile grant applications and supporting documents, and prepare required interim and final reports for grants received
  • Serve as point of contact for funders for the processing of contributions and documentation needs
  • Digital Media
  • Share in the management of social media accounts, including daily content creation, responsive engagement, data collection, and impact evaluation
  • Manage social media for events, including real-time monitoring and live content creation
  • Maintain and update the organization’s website on a weekly basis
  • Research Support
  • Provide research assistance for reports, resources, and data analyses
  • Prepare and copy edit reports, presentations, and other organizational content
  • Advocacy Support
  • Coordinate coalitions, managing listservs, scheduling meetings, and drafting and circulating meeting notes and agendas
  • Draft campaign materials, including action flyers, informational briefs, and hearing testimony
  • Recruit, train, and support directly impacted partners to speak at events and actions and deliver testimony at local and state level legislative hearings
  • Attend campaign events and actions and assist with logistics

 

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or similar work experience
  • Ability to think innovatively, act entrepreneurially, and adapt to changing circumstances in a rapidly evolving work environment
  • Superior organizational, administrative, and planning skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to anticipate and proactively respond to executive needs in real-time
  • Ability to quickly switch gears with an active approach to problem-solving and grace under pressure
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively and work independently within a team structure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that produce communication that is clear, concise, and compelling as well as effective in a variety of settings and among diverse audiences
  • Experience conducting research, collecting data, and performing analyses
  • Respect for confidentiality and discretion for sensitive information
  • Proven competency in using Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with and interest in criminal justice, including a serious commitment to ending mass incarceration and working with directly impacted communities

 

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience supporting executive leadership of an organization
  • Familiarity with corporate finance
  • Proficiency in Spanish

 

Compensation

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and range from $48,000 to $53,000. Worth Rises also offers an excellent benefits package, including generous vacation, personal, and sick time, along with strong health insurance coverage.

 

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter detailing your interest in Worth Rises and the role of Staff Assistant, and the names and contact information of three references to careers@worthrises.org. In the email subject line, please write “Application: Staff Assistant.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and, due to capacity, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Worth Rises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status.