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Sister is seeking an organized, helpful, and enthusiastic Administrative Assistant to oversee office operations, support the Director in her role, and provide excellent customer service to our clients, colleagues and community.
You will manage all daily office tasks and help with the development of systems and protocols that ensure ease and efficiency. You are good at devising and implementing organizational structures that can scale as the company grows. You manage the online store, maintain inventory and supply lists, and tend to shipping. You take care of all scanning, filing, billing, formatting, and other office tasks. You oversee the student and client databases and ensure that all in-office and online systems are tidy, easy-to-use and up-to-date. You are comfortable researching and adopting new tech solutions, and figuring them out on your own.
We are a small team. You are invested in the growth of the Sister and eager to jump in and assist the Director as needed. You are quick to solve problems and know your way around Google. You can book a plane ticket, rent a car, upload a video to Dropbox, convert a .mov to an .mp4, format a contract on the company letterhead, and order water for the bubbler, all without needing to ask for help. You provide administrative support by taking care of the organizational details of Sister's projects, products, professional engagements, and events. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are a must.
You are responsible for managing all office communications. The general company mailbox will become your purview as you filter and field inquiries before they reach the Director’s desk. You are able to converse with a wide range of personalities with ease and aplomb and are comfortable in email, online, written, phone, social media, and in-person interactions. You can diffuse charged conversations and you cultivate professional relationships with honesty, trust, and healthy boundaries. You monitor Sister our social media accounts and keep them healthy and humming. You have the patience and kindness to support students, clients, and the general public in getting their needs met within Sister, or direct them to another resource if they are not a good fit for our offerings. You help Sister grow by creating a friendly and orderly environment that makes our work easier and more fun.
A grounded, optimistic, and enthusiastic personality is a must. Strong writing ability, impeccable grammar, facility with Mac OS, and comfort adopting new tech platforms are essential. You are a self-starter who knows how to prioritize and manage your time. You have an innate understanding of which actions taken today will lead to desired results tomorrow. You are good at working with constraints, and coming up with creative solutions. You are fascinated with feminism and entrepreneurship, and excited to contribute to our vision. Your are eager to offer your organizational skills, your innate helpfulness, and your penchant for innovating and maintaining smooth systems to helping Sister flourish.
This position is 10 hours per week to start. Pay is $20/hr (employee, not contract). The Administrative Assistant works on-site in our office in Topanga Canyon 2-days per week, and monitors the company inbox from home on the remaining weekdays. This position is expected to grow to 20 hours per week over the next year. We are looking for someone who wants to grow with it.
You are engaged with intersectional feminism. You are interested in gender/queer theory, and the feminine. You appreciate the renaissance of witchcraft and spirituality in fourth wave feminism. You are excited about our vision of feminist entrepreneurship.
INTUITIVE & DISCERNING
You are able to sense your needs and the needs of those around you. You trust your instincts and know how to discern, prioritize, and respond appropriately in complicated professional situations. You are self-directed and capable of managing your time and tasks without oversight.
You have regular wellness practices that nurture your physical, mental, spiritual, and creative health. You take accountability for your actions and your happiness. You rarely get sick but when you do, you take care of yourself and do not subject others to your germs.
- A Bachelor of Arts degree or higher. (Preference given to women’s/gender studies.)
- Experience in administrative assistance, office management, or similar.
- You own Apple laptop, reliable home internet, and functional smart phone.
- Ability to work the hours outlined above.
- A reliable car and can meet in Topanga Canyon 2x/week. (Please note: travel time and expenses are not compensated.)
- A sense of humor.
Your application consists of 3 PDFs—
1. Cover letter with your interest and relevant experience.
2. Your current resumé (include your physical address).
3. Your answers to the questions:
A) What is feminism? (In your own words.)
B) Can a business be feminist? What might that require?
Your responses should be one paragraph each and will contain your own ideas. This is not a research paper; do not paste content from another source. There are no right or wrong answers. We're interested in your thoughts and your ability to communicate them.
Email these to email@example.com with the subject line, I’m the Assistant You're Looking For
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Please send a resumé and/or link to your professional website, as well as your rates/fees, and a little bit about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject, I'm a Feminist Tax Whiz
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Send an email with your relevant experience and expertise to email@example.com with the subject, I've got GarageBand Dialed
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Please send a resumé and/or link to your professional website, as well as your rates/fees, and your relevant experience and expertise to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject, I love to Communicate, Cultivate and Convert