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Advocacy & Administrative Associate

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Unchained At Last
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Westfield, NJ
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Published 12 days ago

Unchained At Last, the only organization dedicated to ending forced and child marriage in the United States through direct services and advocacy, seeks an Advocacy & Administrative Associate.

WARNING: Apply for this position only if you want a deeply meaningful, adventure-filled job that will make all your friends jealous.

**Due to the coronavirus, all Unchained team members are working remotely. However, the Unchained team will return to the office when that becomes safe. Please do not apply for this position if you do not live within commuting distance of Unchained’s office in central New Jersey.**

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Advocacy & Administrative Associate gets the opportunity to:

  • Coordinate state and national coalitions to end child marriage;
  • Organize events, including Chain-Ins, Unchained’s unique form of protest;
  • Arrange and attend meetings with federal and state legislators and their staffers;
  • Screen applicants who want to join Unchained’s team of volunteers and interns;
  • Assist with training and supervising Unchained’s Advocacy Interns;
  • Field written and oral communications and perform other administrative tasks; and
  • Manage the donor database.

QUALIFICATIONS

You might be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Have at least three years of administrative work experience;
  • Are deeply familiar with Microsoft Office;
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Are detail oriented and highly organized;
  • Hold a college degree; and
  • Feel passionately about Unchained’s mission.

Unchained encourages survivors of forced marriage to apply.

NOTE: An internal study at HP found women applied for a promotion only if they met 100 percent of the qualifications, while men applied if they met 60 percent. Women, don’t be a statistic! If you want this job, go for it.

LOCATION

Unchained’s office is centrally located in New Jersey and about a 40-minute direct train ride from New York Penn Station. (The office address is confidential.) Please do not apply for this position if you do not live within commuting distance of Unchained’s office.

ABOUT UNCHAINED

Girls, women, LGBTQ individuals and others across the U.S. are being pressured, tricked, threatened or beaten into marriage, usually by their own parents. For them, marriage often means a lifetime of rape and domestic servitude.

Unchained is the only organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, often life-saving legal and social services and emotional support — always for free — to help women, girls and others in the U.S. to resist or escape their forced marriage. Unchained also is the only organization dedicated to promoting social, policy and legal change to end forced and child marriage in the U.S. The organization started and now leads a growing national movement to end child marriage in every U.S. state and at the federal level.

A day at Unchained is rarely dull. Members of the small but feisty Unchained team are followed frequently by news and filmmaker cameras and travel around the U.S. to testify at legislative hearings and to Chain-In, in bridal gowns and chains, to protest forced and child marriage. In just the last few years, team members ate dinner with Chelsea Clinton, watched Trevor Noah perform and got tattoos together to commemorate Unchained’s historic legislative victory that ended child marriage in Delaware – the first U.S. state to end child marriage.

The Unchained team members also have found creative ways to stay connected and stay positive while working remotely during covid. They go on virtual team walks, close early on Fridays for a virtual wine-and-chocolate “we survived the week” celebration, close randomly for “nap days” and enjoy monthly virtual-art-therapy sessions. They set aside work time to get together via videoconference and give themselves mani-pedis, make (and eat) pumpkin soup and croutons or watch funny Saturday Night Live clips.

Unchained At Last, the only organization dedicated to ending forced and child marriage in the United States through direct services and advocacy, seeks an Advocacy & Administrative Associate.

WARNING: Apply for this position only if…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least $55,000

Benefits

The compensation package for this position includes:

  • Starting salary of $55,000;
  • 401(k) retirement plan;
  • Gold-level health insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Life insurance;
  • Flexible Spending Account so you can pay certain health and commuter costs pre-tax;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Monthly art therapy sessions with the Unchained team;
  • Weekly work-from-home days; and
  • United Nations grounds pass.

The compensation package for this position includes:

  • Starting salary of $55,000;
  • 401(k) retirement plan;
  • Gold-level health insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Life…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Westfield, NJ
Associated Location
Westfield, NJ, United States

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, submit your application and resume HERE. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know your application was received.

An Unchained team member will reach out if you seem to be a good fit for the open position. You will then have the chance to advance through Unchained’s multi-step interview process, which typically takes a couple of weeks.

To be considered for this position, submit your application and resume HERE. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know your application was received.

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