197 East Gay Street
TITLE: Administrative Assistant
HOURS: Flexible days and times (may include weekends and evenings, maximum 25 hours/week)
PLACE: Position allows for significant telecommuting
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Diocesan Council of Columbus is now engaged in three systemic change programs – the Microloan Program, the Getting Ahead Program and the Vincentian Ohio Action Network (VOAN)/Accompanying Returning Citizens with Hope (ARCH).
SVdP Microloan Program: low-interest loans are provided to qualified borrowers to people served by St. Vincent de Paul. Financial mentors are provided to each qualified borrower.
Getting Ahead in a Just Getting-By World is a program developed by the Aha Process. Facilitators, often people in generational or situational poverty work with investigators (also people who are experiencing poverty) to study the causes of poverty, hidden rules of poverty and resources. The program encourages self-assessment, building resources, and future planning to improve lives and strengthen communities.
Vincentian Ohio Action Network is involved with two distinct programs: the development of Think Tanks on Poverty in several communities across central Ohio and ARCH (Accompanying Returning Citizens Home). Think Tanks are formed with people living in poverty who work to identify the barriers that are keeping them in poverty, examine those barriers and learn how to advocate for solutions. ARCH works to provide support to persons being released from incarceration as they reintegrate into society.
To help grow these programs and allow the current coordinators to spend more time with leadership and growing program capacity, there is a need for a part-time administrative person to assist with the following duties:
a. event planning including securing facilities, calling speakers, ordering food/refreshments, and making sure that all materials needed for the program are purchased and available for the day of event;
b. assisting with set-up and/or clean-up of various events;
c. assisting with web site maintenance, promotional materials design and revisions using non-profit online platforms;
d. returning phone calls and answering email;
e. monitoring and assisting with social media event and program promotions;
f. Assisting with systemic change program capacity-building activities, including communications with Vincentians and the wider community, tracking of legislative activities locally, statewide, and nationally
g. typing, filing and other duties as assigned;
Candidate must live in the Columbus Metro / Central Ohio area.
This is a part-time contractor. No benefits will be included.
Level of Language Proficiency
Must be proficient in English.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Candidate for this position must be comfortable with technology and learning new online platforms and programs. Candidate must also be able to travel to events. This is a grant-funded position with funds required to be spent by July 31, 2019. Candidates should submit, by no later than October 19, 2018, a letter of interest and a resume to email@example.com.