Job Posting: Program Assistant – Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Announcement from Running Strong for American Indian Youth:

JOB TITLE:  Program Assistant
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
Alexandria, VA
Application found here:
Running Strong for American Indian Youth is a national nonprofit organization serving American Indian communities throughout the United States. Our mission is to help American Indian families meet their immediate survival needs – food, water and shelter – while identifying and supporting programs to encourage self-sufficiency and self-esteem, particularly for Native youth. Working with National Spokesperson and Olympic Champion Billy Mills, staff in the field, organization affiliates, and local community leaders, we are building a new generation of leaders among today’s Indian youth.
2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of Billy Mills’ Olympic Gold Medal and so will be an exciting year for the organization.
The Program Assistant is responsible for providing administrative, communications and  project-related support to the Executive Director and the Running Strong team. He/she works with the Executive Director and staff to administer Running Strong publications, special events, grants and other administrative duties while ensuring that Running Strong is true to its charitable mission and meets the high accountability standards required of any national nonprofit organization. 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performs administrative-type functions to help manage Running Strong programs involving both cash and inkind grants.
Responds to telephone, written and email inquiries from donors, partners, and members of the public.
Works with the staff and field partners to obtain photos, program updates, and write articles for the Annual Report, newsletters, website and other publications.
Creates and edits content for the Running Strong’s quarterly newsletter, monthly email newsletters, annual reports, website and other publications as needed.
Plans and implements email and social media campaigns. Updates the Running Strong website with content and registration forms as needed. 
Assists in the drafting of fundraising appeals and reviews for accuracy against program updates.
Attends all special events as well as helps manage and support special events on behalf of the charity as needed, including annual tour of the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservations, Team Running Strong (charity marathon team) and events to mark the Billy Mills Gold Medal 50th Anniversary among others.
Recruits and manages volunteers.
Travels to visit program partners or donors when necessary. 
Bachelor’s Degree required. 
MS Office proficiency, especially Word, Excel and Social Media platforms.
A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks without direct supervision. Strong administrative experience, flexibility, writing skills, and attention to detail a must.
Willingness to travel (including weekends and to rural parts of the country) as necessary. Knowledge of and experience with American Indian communities a plus with plenty of opportunities to learn about Native communities and the nonprofit world on the job. Previous public relations/media experience a plus.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits which include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, tuition reimbursement, and apartment discounts. 

**More information about the position and application can be found here 

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