The Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network is a federally supported technical assistance center for integrating and improving systems and services for grandparents, other relatives, and close family friends who raise children when parents cannot. The Network Project Assistant is responsible for assisting the Network’s staff and providing project support. Primary responsibilities include assisting with communications between and scheduling meetings with Primary Partners, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and general “Network” members. This position is responsible for documenting the Network’s work, providing backend meeting facilitation, and helping with research and resource creation.
Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities include:
- Support communication between and schedule meetings with Network staff, Partners, SMEs, and general members
- Address requests for interpretation services and accommodations
- Support Network staff in hosting convenings and other large meetings/webinars
- Assist with revision and posting of resources to Network website
- Create, edit, and distribute agendas and related documents
- Take, edit, and distribute Network notes
- Assist with tracking of Partner and SME involvement
- Actively apply a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens to all aspects of the work including through the use of the Racial Equity Impact Analysis tool and ensure accessibility to the Network for those who have limited English proficiency and those who have disabilities
- Prepare Network expense reports and assist with processing of stipend payments to caregiver advocates
- Support upkeep of the Network’s digital workplan on “monday.com”
- Post resources and manage access to “Basecamp.com”
- Other Responsibilities:
- Proactively monitor media and make suggestions for social media, weekly GTW newsletter and other external communications
- Assist with organization-wide events
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Associate or bachelor’s degree in related field preferred, but not required
- One year of relevant work or internship experience is strongly preferred
- Interest in issues impacting grandfamilies, including DEI, with experience in those issues preferred
- High level of motivation, and initiative
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively under pressure in both a team setting and individually
- Flexible, resourceful, attentive to detail and highly organized with ability to multi-task
- Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and use of the Internet – knowledge of Monday and Basecamp preferred
- Excellent organization, communication, and customer service skills
- Strong professional ethics and commitment to DEI
- Support of Generations United’s mission
- Ability to work independently in fast-paced office environment, some flexible hours and travel may be required
- Ability to work in the Washington, DC headquarters office is strongly preferred – the office is currently open with remote work flexibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Works in office areas. Interacts with staff, the public, consultants, and outside vendors. May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
- While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is expected to use a handcart, move, or lift heavy items up to 25 pounds. Running errands on foot is occasionally required. The vision requirement includes close vision.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Generations United is committed to equal employment opportunity for all individuals. No employee or applicant for employment shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, conscience, national origin, disability, age, and sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy) and any other personal characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Status: 100% FTE
Reports To: Director, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network
Salary: $40,000 to $44,000 annually with excellent benefits
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org