[eDebate] Job Opening

Noel Selegzi nselegzi
Mon Nov 20 07:26:01 CST 2006


Program Assistant


Open Society Institute 
New York, New York 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Assistant will provide administrative and
program support to the Network Debate Program:

Program:

*	Facilitate communication and collaboration with a broad range of
stakeholders 
*	Help build relationships with and capacity of grantees,
consultants, and partners 
*	Perform research; help draft and edit issue documents and
program publications 
*	Maintain a familiarity with the work of grantees, consultants,
other funders, and international organizations 
*	Serve as an informational resource to grantees, consultants,
participants and others 
*	Respond to requests for information about the program, grant
queries, and requests for technical assistance 

Administrative:

*	Assist in grants management, including preparing pre-grant
documentation, maintaining filing system, and requesting and reviewing
narrative and financial reports and related correspondence 
*	Draft consultancy agreements, make payments and handle
accounting 
*	Serve as liaison with legal and financial department, becoming
familiar with the legal and financial procedures required in various
circumstances 
*	Track annual budget and update on-line budgeting system 
*	Assist in scheduling appointments, conference calls and meetings

*	Help manage the program mail, email, and schedule of Program
Director 
*	Draft/edit correspondence and memoranda, letters to grant
applicants, and various other documents 
*	Make logistical arrangements for meetings and other special
events 
*	Maintain and update program's working files and databases 
*	Other projects as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS:

*	Bachelor's degree 
*	Minimum one year previous office experience preferred 
*	Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills 
*	Familiarity with processing expense accounts and reviewing
budgets preferred 
*	Demonstrated interest in education, non-profit work, and/or
interest in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the former
Soviet Union, Latin America and Africa 
*	Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide
range of tasks and projects and ability to prioritize tasks 
*	High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently
when necessary 
*	Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with
people from diverse cultures and backgrounds 
*	Attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure 
*	Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with
senior management, co-workers and the general public 
*	Extensive computer skills (expertise with Microsoft Word,
Access, Excel and Internet required; experience with databases
preferred) 
*	Relevant language skills a plus 

SALARY: Commensurate with experience with full benefits plus 4 weeks
vacation

START DATE: January 2007

The Open Society Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO APPLY: Please include Job Code: PA/DEBATE in subject line. No
telephone inquiries, please. Send resume, cover letter, and salary
requirements, before December 1, 2006, to:


Open Society Institute 
Human Resources Department, Code: PA/DEBATE 
400 West 59th Street 
New York, NY 10019 
Fax: (646) 557-2494 
E-mail: humanresources at sorosny.org 

Find out more by visiting the organization's web site>
<http://www.soros.org>  

Job Type: Administration 
Organization Type: Foundations 

 

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