Job Opening: Program Assistant at Social Accountability International

Dec 24, 2013 1:35 PM ET

View the job description on SAI website

Program Assistant

The Program Assistant position shares responsibilities between the Executive Office and the Program Departments of SAI.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Executive Office functions:

  • Provide administrative support for the executive office including:

o   Schedule all appointments, meetings, and international travel for the President

o   Handle routine correspondence for President; respond to various inquiries lodged with the President;

o   Assist in preparation of power point presentations and assembly of packets for President;

o   Prepare meeting and travel packets for President;

  • Manage logistics and coordinate drafting and submission of reports for Advisory Board, Board of Directors and other, occasional, meetings and assist with the taking of minutes;
  • Manage the organization of filing, controlling, and maintaining all Advisory Board and Board of Directors documents, terms, policies, and related procedures;
  • Create, edit and format documents as requested;
  • Conduct research as necessary;
  • Manage  logistics and information packets for meetings, both in NYC and abroad;
  • Assist President with other aspects of program management;
  • Draft routine correspondence; filing for executive office.


Program and Training Department functions:

  • Provide pre- and post-course customer service for training course participants;
  • Assist with managing the publication, preparation and distribution of all training course materials;
  • Manage training course logistics such as venue, catering, equipment;
  • Generate and distribute course completion certificates;
  • Coordinate with SAI accounting department on registration and payments
  • Develop  annual auditor training schedule;
  • Provide logistical support as needed for field-based programs and program staff in the US and abroad;
  • Provide support for the production of case studies, handbooks and other publications, including design and production;
  • Conduct research on human rights and labor issues and organizations as needed.

Finance and Administration:

  • Assure proper adherence to policy in regard to accounts receivable collections;

Qualifications and Core Competencies

Experience and Education

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in administrative or support role
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience working with human rights and labor issues
  • Experience with both a nonprofit or social enterprise and with a private sector employer a plus

·         Familiarity with international workplace human rights, CSR issues and organizations a plus

·         Foreign language, specifically Chinese, Spanish or Portuguese, a plus



  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills across all dimensions (written, verbal)
  • Ability to work well under pressure while liaising in a professional and positive manner with different teams

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Finalists will be presented with an additional project task before hiring.

The position is at SAI Headquarters in New York City.  Compensation commensurate with experience and appropriate for a charitable organization of SAI’s size. Excellent benefits package. SAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.