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Facing History and Ourselves

Program Assistant

Employment type
Full Time
Posted
about 2 months ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

Position: Program Assistant, Los Angeles
Reports to: Program Director, Los Angeles
Status: Full Time
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Start date: May/June 2018


Who we are:
The Los Angeles office is a small team with a large reach. We are passionate educators and care deeply about our community. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we constantly look for better ways to serve our teachers, our schools, and their students. We work closely together and depend on clear communication, commitment to each other as a team, and positive energy.

Who you are:
You thrive in a fast-paced, team environment, bringing a strong attention to detail, a clear sense of organization, and an ability to understand how all of the pieces of a project fit together to create success. You communicate pro-actively and build strong, collaborative relationships with other members of our team
locally and organizationally. You share our passion for education, youth and the community. You are comfortable sharing your experience and unique perspective to make us stronger together. You have a constant curiosity, and seek to be part of a team which is making a positive impact across Southern California.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage program databases including but not limited to Salesforce, events, library
  • Coordinate logistics of program events including venue identification, catering, materials, speakers, travel, outreach, registration, and processing scholarship applications
  • Field online communications and assist with outgoing communications
  • Develop and monitor contracts with project consultants as well as fee-for service contracts
  • Manage teacher support for workshops including salary points, university credits, and sub-fee reimbursement
  • Support Program Team conference participation, including travel/registration arrangements, booth set-up, and communication before/after
  • Manage Speakers Bureau in Los Angeles; accompany classroom speakers on school visits when possible
  • Partner with Program Associates in various capacities; provide support when needed
  • Participate in international program support team
  • Assist with office support
  • Other duties as required
     

Essential Skills/Qualities:

  • BA/BS or relevant work/internship experience
  • Familiarity with education and non-profit settings; Interest in and ability to articulate the mission of Facing History and Ourselves
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Word and Excel; Salesforce experience strongly preferred
  • Creative energy, self-starting; ability to manage multiple assignments in a busy non-profit setting
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team; flexibility
     

Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, limited free parking and a friendly work environment.

Facing History proudly values diversity. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Company Overview
Facing History and Ourselves is an international non-profit education organization headquartered in Massachusetts. We empower teachers to help their students to think critically about history and to understand the impact of their choices. We provide professional development, coaching, and resources, through seminars and online courses that support the needs of educators worldwide who share the goal of creating a more informed, active and thoughtful society. With 9 offices around the globe, we reach millions of students each year through our worldwide network of more than 71,000 trained educators. More than 30 years of research has documented our positive impact on teachers and students.


The lifeblood of democracy is the ability of every rising generation to be participatory, responsible decision- makers. From the disturbing lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides to struggles for civil rights from Birmingham to South Africa, we trust students to wrestle with complex moments in world history. Our lessons help them understand the range of human behavior and allow them to make essential connections between history, their own moral choices and how historical events impact contemporary times. 

To apply

Applications ONLY accepted online at careers.facinghistory.org. Job posted until filled.