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Job Opportunities

Start date September 1, 2018 or sooner
Title: Administrative Assistant
Reports To: Executive Director

Purpose of Position: To support the administrative effectiveness and smooth operation of the organization, in particular providing administrative support to the Executive Director (E.D.) and to the Director of Donor Relations (D.R.R.). Location: Washington, D.C. We are an organization with US based Staff of 5 in two states, plus overseas staff and partners.

About Groundswell International:
Groundswell International (http://www.groundswellinternational.org) is a leading nongovernmental organization that supports people-centered development, agroecology and sustainable local food systems. Founded in 2009, our mission is to strengthen rural communities to build healthy farming and food systems from the ground up. We function as a partnership, bringing together staff, partner organizations and allies with decades of grounded experience in supporting these processes. Groundswell International currently works with partners and programs in 10 countries: Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mali,
Nepal, Senegal and the U.S. Together we are: enabling hundreds of thousands of family farmers to improve their lives; spreading effective strategies to improve farming and local food systems; and working for supportive policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Administration:
1. Prepare monthly expense reports for ED: gather receipts, match to credit card statements, provide account and class codes. Support use of Concur app.
2. Input ED time in QuickBooks online.
3. Support Regional Coordinators with timesheet input.
4. Match other staff credit card receipts with statements; code accordingly.
5. Open all mail daily in the office.

Board Support and Meeting Support
1. Maintain communications with board; maintain board files on drop box.
2. Meeting support: Assists Executive Director in preparing for board and staff meetings, and other meetings as needed, including preparation and distribution of agendas, materials and reports, minute-taking and tracking of follow-up items.
3. Scheduling and Travel planning: Supports Executive Director’s in making travel arrangements, maintaining schedule.
4. Inventory: Maintains an up-to-date inventory of all equipment maintained at US office.

Global Conference:
1. Global conference logistics: Oversees the logistics of the organization’s annual global conference.
2. Other meeting logistics: Quarterly Board and quarterly Staff meetings.

Resource Development:
1. Process check donations as quickly as 24-48 hours after receiving them:
a. record check donations in check log sheet,
b. scan and file checks appropriately on Dropbox,
c. make bank deposits and file deposit slip receipt on Dropbox,
d. record checks in Neon, and
e. generate Thank You letters for check/cash donor
2. Ensure QGiv online donations are recorded in Neon properly (proper campaign, fund and purpose selected)
3. Reconcile Neon with Directors (DDR and Finance) monthly
4. Prospect research – create and manage process to ensure ongoing prospect research supporting the Executive Director, Director of Donor Relations and grant writers.
5. Manage mailings: annual report, Spring and Fall campaign mailings, etc.

Competencies:
The necessary knowledge, skills and behavioral attributes include:
 Exceptional written and verbal skills.
 Strong analytical and organizational skills.
 Excellent computer skills and, particularly, PowerPoint and Excel.
 Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to contribute to a positive team environment, and work both collaboratively and independently.
 Proactive approach to problem solving and administration.
 Attention to detail.
 Experience working in a fast paced environment. Works well under pressure.
 Ability to transfer oral instructions to written communications.

Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s degree preferred, particularly in executive administration, nonprofit management, public administration, planning administration, or business.
 Minimum 3 years of experience in executive assistant and/or administrative or operations roles.
 Experience juggling multiple tasks and serving high-level executives.
 Strong organizational abilities, including excellent attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and the ability to manage several moving and changing parts.
 Highly motivated and committed to having impact with work.

Compensation:
 This is a full time position.
 Salary range: Full time equivalent USD $37,500 – $42,500 per year.
 Health insurance allowance, benefit options through Paychex, and vacation time.
 Groundswell is an equal opportunity employer.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,

To apply, send resume, cover letter and 3 references to jobs@groundswellinternational.org

Please note in your cover letter where you saw the job announcement.
Position open until filled – Applications received by Aug 7, 2018 will be given preference

 


 

Job Opportunity (Part time)
July 28, 2018
Title: Communications and Marketing Coordinator
We are seeking a communications professional interested in an ongoing, part time role, starting immediately, located in the Washington, D.C. area.

SERVICES NEEDED:
Ensure effective communications and marketing of Groundswell International’s work, using tools including social media, in order to accomplish our mission and support resource development. We are seeking a communications professional interested in an ongoing, part time role, starting immediately, located in the Washington, D.C. area.

About Groundswell International:
Groundswell International (http://www.groundswellinternational.org) is a leading nongovernmental organization that supports people-centered development, agroecology and sustainable local food systems. Founded in 2009, our mission is to strengthen rural communities to build healthy farming and food systems from the ground up. We function as a partnership, bringing together staff, partner organizations and allies with decades of grounded experience in supporting these processes. Groundswell International currently works with partners and programs in 10 countries: Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mali, Nepal, Senegal and the U.S. Together we are: enabling hundreds of thousands of family farmers to improve their lives; spreading effective strategies to improve farming and local food systems; and working for supportive policies.

Communications and Marketing Coordinator Responsibilities
1. Develop strategies to more effectively use communications and marketing tools to raise our organizational profile to accomplish our mission and to attract and engage new and existing donors.
2. Prepare monthly e-newsletters and regular electronic communications for supporters, partners, and staff (e.g., Updates from the Ground and Groundswell partner update).
3. Develop and post online content, including blog posts, to website and social media platforms, that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Work with staff and international partners to ensure pipeline of quality content. Work with Resource
Development to ensure on-going engagement for donors.
4. Collaborate with the Resource Development team on content for campaigns, appeals and other collateral.
5. Identify and develop compelling stories, and utilize the best medium to tell these stories.
6. Organize and maintain photo and story banks.
7. Support the communications around the release of organizational books, articles, videos or reports.
8. Produce annual report, and other external facing publications.
9. Provide editing and design support to Resource Development.

Competencies:
The knowledge, skills and behavioral attributes necessary include:
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Proven track record of developing and implementing effective communications and marketing strategies using different tools including social media.
• Excellent computer skills, including to design and manage website and social media communications.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently as part of a fast-paced team.
• Strong organizational abilities, including excellent attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and the ability to manage several moving and changing parts.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
• Basic knowledge of updating WordPress and using Mailchimp required.
• Experience with clients in fields of sustainable agriculture, rural development and food sovereignty.
• Spanish or French language competency.
• Experience integrating communications and fundraising initiatives.

Contract Terms:
• 6 month contract, renewable for 12 months.
• Position estimated to require 15 hours per week.

Send applications to: jobs@groundswellinternational.org

• Please respond with your CV and a summary of your services and rates.
• Please attach relevant work samples and at least 3 client references.
• Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job opportunity.

Applications received by August 13, 2018 will be given preference.

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