Operations Assistant

Department: CA - LA Voice
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Code: 535

Description

Operations Assistant
 
Organization:
 
LA Voice believes all people have power and a voice. Every day we amplify that power by uniting diverse faith voices and equipping grassroots leaders to organize their power for what their communities need and want, winning systems changes that improve the lives of all county residents. We are an interfaith, multi-racial, multi-lingual organization of 55 churches, synagogues, organizations, and mosques that represent more than 50,000 families in Los Angeles County. (See our Facebook page L.A. Voice or website www.lavoice.org).
 
Our diverse and experienced team works with communities across the county to create a Los Angeles with racial equity and abundant life for all.
 
LA Voice is a member of Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network, www.faithinaction.org), the largest grassroots spiritual and congregational organizing network in the U.S. and a member of PICO California, an effective, highly respected grassroots organization playing a significant role to turn the tide toward inclusion and equity across the state. We are an active member of the Million Voters Project, seeking to bring one million new and young voters of color permanently into the electorate.
 
Position Summary:
 
LA Voice is seeking a part-time Operations Assistant to support the Operations department. The Operations Assistant will report to the Operations Coordinator, and will be responsible for assisting with office operations by providing administrative, fundraising, and general support. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, exceptional problem-solving skills, administrative experience, basic accounting experience, and general knowledge of computer technology. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who wants to contribute to a growing organization impacting positive, systemic change in Los Angeles.
 
 
Essential Functions (to include, but not limited to):
 
  • Provide general administrative support; order and purchase supplies, pick up and deliver materials and supplies, coordinate staff and leader travel arrangements, provide support for phone bank and canvass teams, and assist with technology needs.
  • Office operations: maintain and assist with the office filing system, and establishing administrative systems.
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings, actions and events, including booking rooms, catering and preparation of materials and equipment.
  • Accounting/finance: assist with coding credit card expenses; processing checks, invoices and reimbursements.
  • Provide fundraising support including, but not limited to processing donations, creating, assembling and sending various mailings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications Required:
 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills: able to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and conscientious about work quality
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with database management and data entry
  • Proactive and flexible; able to work independently and on a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Driver’s license required; access to vehicle preferred
  • High school diploma or GED, and /or minimum of 1 year related experience
  • Experience with community organizing, grassroots organizations and/or nonprofits preferred
  • Cultural competence to support and promote a multi-racial, interfaith environment and a culture of learning
 
Compensation and Benefits:
 
  • This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week.
  • Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience. 
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours required. 
 
This position will require frequent travel throughout the City of Los Angeles.
 
LA Voice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.
 
 
Application Procedure:
 
All applicants must apply for this position online(Click the “Apply for this Position” button below)  Please have the following two (2) documents ready to upload to your online application:
 
  1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format)  
  2. A cover letter stating why this is a fit for you and for LA Voice
 
 
If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact careers@faithinaction.org. Resumes will not be accepted via this email address.  You may encounter difficulties if using Google Chrome as your browser. If so, please try another browser.
 
 
 
FAITH IN ACTION provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, FAITH IN ACTION complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.




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