Fostering Social Justice in Schools with SEL - Office Manager
- Job posted by The Relationship Foundation
321 East 10th Street
Counteracting prejudicial behavior. Sound like the impossible dream? Perhaps it's not too far off. We ask this important question:
We spend 12 years in school preparing for a career.
How much time do we spend preparing for a relationship?
Have you been asking this question along with the rest of the population? With the increase in violence, sexual assault, suicides, bullying, substance abuse, self-harm, etc. at schools and colleges, Relationship Education is ever more necessary.
The Relationship Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization seeking an Executive Assistant/with Managing Director and/or Development Director aspirations.
If you are a college graduate or even if you've been out in the world a while, this job will give you a great sense of purpose and you might very well learn about relationships in ways you may not have imagined before.
Here is what we do and who we are:
The Relationship Foundation (TRF) has been teaching its "Healthy Relationships 101" program in high schools in New York City and in cities in several other states for nine years. We instruct students and teachers on how to sustain healthy, thriving, meaningful, and fulfilling relationships with everyone in their lives.
One of the most effective things we do is support students and teachers to articulate their needs and feelings without blame and judgment and to listen empathically: everything we wish we had learned growing up. Given how disconnected (or over connected) our society is today, learning this work can make all the difference both in and out of school. The communication skill set we teach is based on Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and the results from the introduction of this work have been extraordinary.
Equally as important is we are introducing the Trauma-Informed Schools approach to help schools' staff to understand that so called problem students are actually kids with toxic stress in their brain chemistry due to abuse, neglect from unstable home lives (or homeless lives). Understanding this changes how kids are treated and the positive outcomes are phenomenal. The new approach to a disruptive student is not what's wrong with you, but what's going on with you? Oprah just endorsed this approach on 60 Minutes saying it's the most import information she's ever found and that she's going to be focusing her philanthropies on it. We have sent a package to her philanthropy and a close friend of hers has agreed to follow up on our behalf. Hear her on Trauma, Opra,CBS
We have a book and a curriculum that are available on our website. We recently adapted our curriculum as a guidebook for facilitators which is being used by women's organizations, domestic violence prevention facilities, drug rehab centers, prison counselors, and mental health clinics. We write for the Huffington Post, and we have a partnership in development with Scholastic to get our work out to schools nationwide.
Now you have an overview of the Foundation. A candidate will be selected for the skills they bring to the organization, their commitment to the organization's mission, as well as their ability to work full-time. You must have a good sense of organization. You see this as your next step career wise and you are a highly motivated self-starter. In a sense, you will essentially be training to co-direct. This is hard but rewarding work.
You should be prepared to work at all levels of the organization and have excellent writing skills. We use Mac OS systems. Excellent typing and computer skills are also required as there is much correspondence and follow up to be done.
Job duties include the following:
1. Daily meetings about tasks, assignments the and progress of the Foundation
2. Delegate, organize and supervise tasks performed by the intern staff
3. Communicate with people related to various aspects of the foundation, grantors, the board of directors, schools and organizations interested in our curriculum and/or guidebook
4. Oversee website content and updates. We use open source Joomla.
5. Supervise social media interns posting to TRF's Facebook and Instagram accounts
6. Internet research as requested
You must be prepared to work closely with the director. In the process, you will learn the entire history of the project, and at the same time, help to focus on leads and opportunities to maximize their potential. There will also be an opportunity to attend conferences. This position is for someone who is a take charge, self-starting, motivated organizer.
The office atmosphere is casual and informal as we work out of a clean and comfortable 900 sq. ft. apartment in the East Village. There are four workstations and generally, there are two to three interns helping out. Supervising the interns will be one of your assignments.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone who dreams big, wants to join a non-profit on the brink of wider recognition and desires to make a difference in the world. If you want to get up in the morning and do something you believe in, then this may be what you've been looking for.
The initial pay is $550 a week. We're technically a start-up, but we are closing in on grants and a deal with Scholastic that will likely lead to an increase in pay. A passionate advocate for change is needed who can wait out this rate for the likelihood of a stable and rewarding position.
How to apply:
Please review our website http://www.therelationshipfoundation.org/ to make sure this is the right fit for you and to familiarize yourself with what we are about and what we have achieved.
Please watch some of the short videos and listen to a radio interview on the home page for added insight into the essentials of the work we are advocating.
And finally, submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I get many passionate letters and resumes from people who are very enthusiastic about our mission but please understand, this position is for someone who has either managed to put some savings aside, is living at home or with a partner who can cover bills in the short term. If this amount will create a hardship, please consider volunteering. We can always use the support!
Michael Jascz, Executive Director
The Relationship Foundation
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please include a cover letter stating your interest in The Relationship Foundation and write something catchy in the subject line so I know you actually read the posting to the end. Address your responses to Michael. No need to be formal. It's essential to review our website http://www.therelationshipfoundation.org/ to make sure this is the right fit for you and to get a fuller picture of what we have achieved.
Send your response to email@example.com