The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks an entry-level person to act as the Assistant to the Director who leads our work on Colombia. The Program Assistant (PA) will provide administrative support to the Director and the program with event planning, booking travel, and calendar management. This position will work with staff across the organization, receive an introduction to the nonprofit advocacy world, and meet human rights, social justice, and foreign policy communities in Washington D.C. and Latin America. Qualified candidates should demonstrate a passion for social justice and anti-racism, have excellent editing skills, and thrive handling logistics for events and travel. They should feel comfortable communicating in English and Spanish with various people and groups worldwide.
WOLA is an organization that values upholding human dignity and making space for unheard voices. We are passionate about our work and strive to make our organization a healthy and safe space for all to work in and feel included. We support our staff with a culture of innovation, collaboration, understanding, and integrity. WOLA has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine twice as one of D.C.'s "Best Places to Work" and by The Washington Post as one of D.C.'s best-managed nonprofits. We have an office of twenty-seven staff, three interns, and six senior fellows. Due to WOLA's type of advocacy work, our roles are hybrid, and all employees must work from the office an average of two days per week.
Reports to: Director for the Andes
Supervises: One intern in tangent with the Internship Coordinator
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Administrative Tasks (70%):
Salary: $47,500. Benefits include full health, dental, vision, and life insurance 100% paid by WOLA; four weeks of annual vacation, 5% retirement match at one year of employment, four weeks of sick leave, and twelve weeks of parental leave. The office is closed between Christmas and New Year’s and has a three-day weekend every month.
Deadline: May 23rd. We hope to begin a selection process in late June with a start date of early August.
Please submit, in English, the following items in a PDF format: cover letter, resume, two-page English writing sample, a two-page Spanish writing sample, and a list of two references with daytime telephone numbers and emails. Send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Colombia PA.”
All applicants will receive an automatic email confirming the receipt of their materials (check your spam account if you have not). Due to the number of applications we receive, we will only contact applicants if they are moved forward in the process.
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