Program Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Program director and executive leadership
Position type: Permanent, full-time, non-exempt (salary + overtime)
Benefits: Medical/dental/vision, life & LTD, retirement plan, vacation & sick time
Location: Seattle (along ship canal near SPU)
Humanities Washington is a private non-profit organization made up of a group of idealistic, collaborative, creative people who are committed to nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state through programs that spark conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst.
Our society is increasingly divided, detached, and distracted. We are deeply polarized, less engaged in civic life, and less willing to listen to others’ opinions without becoming at best dismissive and at worst angry and offended. At the same time, we reach for our digital devices during even a few seconds of inactivity, eliminating time for reflection and engagement with ourselves, each other, and the world around us. That’s where Humanities Washington comes in.
Humanities Washington and its partners create spaces for people to come together to explore and consider what it means to be human, and to reflect on our shared past, present, and future.
We hold events and programs led by cultural experts, scholars, and storytellers who discuss everything from Washington State history to philosophy providing context for current social issues. We also support and partner with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals across the state. For further information, please visit www.humanities.org.
We’re looking for a Program Coordinator & Administrative Assistant to join our team! We want to work with a creative, curious, and hard-working individual who is eager to help Humanities Washington with important day-to-day organizational support of HW’s programs, and administrative support to the program director and executive leadership. We are looking for a candidate eager to expand their non-profit professional expertise.
The specific responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Broad-based support, including promotional/outreach work, for our speakers bureau and Think & Drink programs, as well as other programs as assigned/as needed.
- Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments.
- Organizing and maintaining files, records, and expense reports.
- Assisting with coordination of board and committee meetings, including travel arrangements.
- Other ad-hoc projects as assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- High school diploma plus the right combination of additional education, training and/or experience to perform effectively. An interest in the humanities is a plus.
- Demonstrated technical savvy with database(s) (Salesforce experience a plus but we are willing to train the right person) and experience with the Microsoft Office suite of products.
- Strong attention to detail, as well as solid problem solving and analytical skills.
- Web experience is desirable.
- Solid verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Familiarity with the nonproft sector.
We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose professional and personal experiences will help us work toward our vision of a Washington that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.
To apply, please email a letter of introduction and your resume by Friday, September 29, to email@example.com and indicate “[your last name] – Prog Coord & Admin Asst” in the subject line. No phone calls please. We apologize in advance for not having sufficient staff resources to respond to each inquiry.