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Urban Peace Institute | Los Angeles, CA
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Published 9 days ago

March 1, 2020
February 14, 2020
$35,000 - $47,000

The Urban Peace Institute (UPI) is seeking a qualified Administrative Assistant to support organizational functions and program area needs. This an entry-level position that will work with all program areas and support the development of organizational infrastructure. Working with UPI team members, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for supporting communication efforts and internal administrative operations as well as maintaining a supportive office culture.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Administrative Support:

o  Work with Finance Manager to provide administrative support;

o  Provide operational support for the office through managing supply requests, working with team to maintain a healthy office space, and addressing technology needs;

o  Provide organizational support through staff meeting agenda development, coordination of org-wide meetings and events, and developing supportive organizational culture;

o  Support the development of grant proposals, reports, and stewardship donor letters;

o  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Produce Online and Printed communications: 

o  Support the production and distribution of monthly e-newsletter publications;

o  Draft direct mail materials;

o  Coordinate with contracted graphic designers, printers, and mailhouses as needed.

Produce Social Media communications:

o  Coordinate with program staff to develop planned social media content and posts;

o  Create daily relevant content for Facebook and Twitter to promote the organization’s mission;

o  Assist with development of promotional materials.

 

Qualifications:

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:

o  Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in non-profits and/or communications;

o  Ability to professionally write and edit copy;

o  High computer proficiency and comfort a must;

o  Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must;

o  Must be detailed oriented, well-organized, and able to manage multiple timelines;

o  Demonstrated commitment to social justice and a disposition to work in an organization focused on civil rights and equity;

o  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse people across the spectrum of socio-economic status, race, ethnicity and gender orientation;

o  Flexibility to adjust and contribute to continually evolving work culture and changing priorities.


Organization Mission & History:

UPI is a leading nonprofit in the field of community safety, just policing, and systems reform to end community and gang violence. For nearly two decades, UPI has worked to develop and implement innovative solutions to address community violence and engage in ground-level system reform. This work began as a program of Advancement Project, and beginning in 2015, as an independent organization fiscally sponsored by Community Partners. UPI’s mission is to create thriving communities by implementing solutions to reduce violence, achieve safety, and improve health.

 

Since 2011, UPI has led regional safety efforts in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts through an initiative known as the Community Safety Partnership. These efforts include training law enforcement on effective community based policing practices, leading a Leadership Institute to develop residents’ capacity to guide safety strategies, and convening diverse stakeholders to implement violence reduction strategies. UPI’s leadership of the Community Safety Partnership has resulted in significant success. Violent crime in Watts has decreased by more than 70% in four housing developments, youth arrests were cut in half, and after three years of implementation, crime plummeted by 50% in three of the housing developments.



The Urban Peace Institute (UPI) is seeking a qualified Administrative Assistant to support organizational functions and program area needs. This an entry-level position that will work with all program areas and support the development…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Includes health, dental and vision benefits. Parking is also included.

Urban Peace Institute is an “at will” and equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Includes health, dental and vision benefits. Parking is also included.

Urban Peace Institute is an “at will” and equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive…

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency required.

English proficiency required.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter stating interest in the position specifically detailing your qualifications and commitment to urban peace issues and/or social justice to:

ATTN: Fernando Rejón, Executive Director

1910 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Or e‐mail to: careers@urbanpeaceinstitute.org

Please send resume and cover letter stating interest in the position specifically detailing your qualifications and commitment to urban peace issues and/or social justice to…

Location

1910 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 800, Los Angeles, CA

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