- Program Assistant for Research and Policy, MA, USA (password)
Program Assistant for Research and Policy
Verité - Amherst, MA
$30,000 - $40,000 a year
Conduct desk research as well as cleaning and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data relevant to
responsibilities labor and human rights as assigned;
Write and edit accurate and unbiased reports on labor practices drawing on publicly available
information as well as research provided by Verité field teams;
Edit written materials, applying the Verité style guide for reports and publications;
Contribute to development of project outputs, reports or digital tools as assigned;
Assist Project Directors to develop project plans into scopes of work, workflows, timelines, and discrete
deliverables, and track implementation of same;
Create and maintain project documentation, liaise with organizational record-keeping systems, and liaise
with Verité staff to ensure appropriate resource allocations;
Assist in overseeing the implementation of project workplans, proactively communicate with program
staff and field teams to ensure timely project delivery;
Assist in oversight for tasks assigned to interns, consultants, research teams, and other staff;
Assist in coordination of day-to-day project operations and logistics for project-oriented activities as
assigned, such as events, face-to-face or remote meetings, including some international convenings and
coordination of staff travel;
Assist in preparation of client/donor-ready communications, emails;
Monitor and track email and phone communications and scheduling contact with project partners and
Occasional travel (both domestic and international are possible), and pre-planned work outside regular
hours to support coordination of special project activities;
Assist in and coordinate the development of new project proposals.
Qualifications for Bachelor’s Degree
this position A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience
Demonstrated facility with coordinating complex communications
Ability to communicate and maintain professional relationships with high-level clients or donors in
a non-profit or business environment
Demonstrated facility with use of logic models and tools for tracking project implementation
Ability to learn and utilize project management software and platforms
Extensive knowledge of MS Office package, with at least intermediate Excel skills
Demonstrated excellent judgement, ability to anticipate needs, identify challenges and propose
Experience working in a cross-cultural context
Meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills
Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple demands
Self-driven and able to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
Qualifications for Demonstrate strong interest in Verité's mission or related social justice objectives in human
all Verité positions rights, labor issues, international law, or corporate social responsibility.
Demonstrate sensitivity and competency engaging with marginalized populations such as those
impacted by Verité’s mission
Demonstrate professional experience thinking, communicating and working effectively across
boundaries, * and promoting inclusiveness and equity in complex multi-stakeholder contexts
Personal reliability and commitment to organizational success
Experience with handling sensitive and/or confidential information including written, electronic,
and other formats
Fluent, clear and concise writing in English
Salary Range $30,000-$40,000 depending on experience, education and skills.
Verité is committed to a diverse work force and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender
identity and/or expressions, status as ap veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
To Apply: Please email cover letter and CV detailing your relevant experience against the skills and qualifications above
accepted for this position.
These include, but are not limited to: gender, race, religion, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, nationality,
class, political opinion, union affiliation, or social or ethnic origin.
Job posted on 26 September 2018.
Please mention Human rights Jobs while applying for this position.