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Social Justice Learning Institute

Executive Assistant

Executive – Inglewood, California
Department Executive
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) Administrative Assistant

 At the Social Justice Learning Institute, we are dedicated to improving the education, health, and well-being of youth of color by empowering them to take hold of their educational future using research as a tool for community and social change. We train students to conduct research on problems in their community using a rigorous yearlong curriculum while providing basic academic support (i.e., tutoring, homework assistance, academic counseling, etc.) and college preparatory education.  Our youth learn what it takes to achieve academically in order to go to college and become civically engaged, solution oriented and critical participants in the democratic experience. We envision an educational system where youth become engaged citizens who discover their best talents and apply them to help improve the world they live within.

 Overview:

The administrative assistant functions as the office manager and provides administrative assistance to other staff.

 Work Relationship/Accountability:

The administrative assistant will report directly to the Executive Director.

 

Location: South Los Angeles

Status:  Non-exempt employee

Time Commitment:  Commitment of 40 hours per week is required.  Due to changing/flexible needs of SJLI, it is understood that additional hours may be required, and from time-to-time, flexibility in arrival and departure time may occur.

 

Responsibilities/Duties:

 

  • Answer and direct incoming calls
  • Reception
  • Filing
  • Database entry
  • Prepare and respond to electronic and written correspondences
  • Order office supplies
  • Supervision of office equipment and supplies
  • Records and summarizes minutes for typing and distribution.
  • Preparing materials for meetings
  • Maintain calendar and general administrative support for Executive Director
  • Travel scheduling and booking for SJLI staff.
  • Coordinates records and summarizes minutes for typing and distribution.
  • Coordinate preparation, development and production of major documents, such as proposals and manuscripts.
  • Perform administrative duties associated with scheduling and coordinating meetings and planning events.
  • Participate in fundraising activities as needed
  • Attend staff and board meetings, and other meetings as deemed necessary (will require some travel)
  • Articulate SJLI’s work and philosophy to the public
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of organizational meetings (staff retreats, outings, and events)
  • Assists in the preparation of agendas (staff and board meetings, etc.)
  • Attends functions as needed to support staff and operations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Qualifications/requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3 years of administrative experience, administration helpful
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel) and database applications
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Preferred Experience: Experience working in an administrative role within a non-profit.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to the goals, values, and principles of the Social Justice Learning Institute
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Possesses a valid California Driver’s License
  • Able to clear a background check.
  • Availability to occasionally work on weeknights and weekends
  • Able to form strong relationships with a wide range of constituents, including, but not limited to, parents, students, staff and leadership
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment

 

The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to social and economic background, political affiliation or belief, race, color, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, mental or physical disability, national origin, current and/or former service member status, sexual orientation, health status, age, physical characteristics or marital status, and promotes the full implementation of this policy through a positive, continuing program of outreach.  SJLI actively encourages applications by all interested people who meet the above requirements.

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  • Location
    Inglewood, California
  • Department
    Executive
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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