Program and Development Assistant


Are you a budding social justice advocate looking to build your experience and gain mad skills? If your answer is yes, we want you to join our team! The bonus is that you get to work alongside some of the smartest and coolest women in the world.

JASS is seeking an energetic, creative and motivated person to support key areas of our work including operations, communications and fundraising, and programs. The Program and Development Assistant will report to the Resource Mobilization Manager and work closely with members of our team in Washington, DC office, as well as virtually with our wider teams in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, and Mesoamerica and beyond. This is great opportunity to contribute your special powers to helping us stay on top of things, while picking up new skills.

Key responsibilities:

Programmatic support

  • Provide logistical support for events and activities, including making travel and accommodation arrangements, maintaining participant lists, drafting budgets, corresponding with participants, and liaising with vendors
  • Maintain organizational calendars, schedule calls and meetings (coordinating across multiple time zones), and managing virtual communications tools (i.e. Zoom, Wire, etc)
  • Support during meetings and take notes when needed
  • General office support, including answering phones, maintaining office files and supplies, and completing expensive and credit reports  
  • Liaise with building management, IT support, translators, etc.

Fundraising and communications support

  • Support the management of donor database, including adding new entries, tracking donor communications, and assisting with the transition to a new CRM  
  • Support individual donor fundraising appeals (eblasts and mailings)
  • Assist with social media and help promote JASS publications and events
  • Support grants management, including updating the grants schedule


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in our mission and in women’s rights and social justice
  • Solid logistics skills; experience coordinating events a plus
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work on multiple priorities with colleagues from various regions and time zones
  • Willingness to take initiative and comfort sharing your own ideas for how to get things done
  • CRM experience or confidence to learn a new skill
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic graphic design and website content management (Wordpress or Drupal) skills, a plus
  • Spanish proficiency ideal, but not required

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JASS is an equal opportunity employer that values and is enriched by diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people to apply. If this job description resonates with your background and interests and excites you, we strongly urge you to apply.

How to Apply: 

Send your resume with a cover letter explaining your interest in JASS and why you are the best candidate for the role to

Application Dates: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019

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