Part-time Administrative Associate
May 12, 2008 1:54 PM

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization of people who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. We fight for drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights. We work to ensure that our nation’s drug policies no longer arrest, incarcerate, disenfranchise and otherwise harm millions of people, especially people of color, simply for what they put into their own bodies.

DPA has 46 staff, and is supported by 26,000 dues-paying members and 50,000 online members. The San Francisco Office, one of eight offices in four states and the District of Columbia, focuses on local San Francisco policies and promotes reality-based approaches to drug education for young people.

We are seeking motivated and reliable candidates for the position of Administrative Associate. Candidates should be committed to promoting drug policy reform and the principles of harm reduction.

Position Description
Position: Administrative Associate, 20-24 hrs per week, $15/hr, non-exempt

Benefits: Vacation days, sick time, short-term disability, paid holidays and 403(b)

Location: San Francisco, CA

Reports to: Deputy State Director, San Francisco

The position requires excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Expertise in standard office, spreadsheet, and database applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is required. Knowledge of Access preferred. High school diploma is required; college degree a plus. The perfect candidate is a team player who has the ability to be both flexible and productive, work on many different projects at once, and who understands and values the work of the organization. Strong attention to detail is important. Familiarity with drug policy and harm reduction preferred but not required.

Primary Responsibilities
The Administrative Associate provides administrative support to the San Francisco office’s two staff. These duties include:
• Ensuring appropriate office reception (email, phone, and in-person)
• Coordinating office correspondence, including routing or responding to mail and producing mailings
• Coordinating office activities with others in shared office space
• Processing accounts payable and preparing expense reports
• Overseeing maintenance of office machines and supporting staff in their use
• Maintaining computer and paper files
• Making travel arrangements for staff
• Assisting with basic research and documentation
• Taking notes and producing minutes of meetings
• Assisting with planning and production of community and fundraising events
• Assisting generally with office projects as needed

Drug Policy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity in our workplace. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and people personally affected by the war on drugs are encouraged to apply.

Drug Policy Alliance

payscale: $15/hour
job type: part-time
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