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The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a Brooklyn, NY-based, independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences and related disciplines through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. Working with partners around the world to link research to practice and policy, our work strengthens individual and institutional capacities for learning and enhances public access to information. For more information, please visit our website:
The SSRC’s Just Tech (JT) program is seeking an organized and dedicated Program Assistant to support all aspects of the program’s work, including the Just Tech Fellowship, the program’s digital platform, and its administrative operations. This person plays a critical role in keeping the program’s activities on track and managing day-to-day program operations. They must be comfortable and proficient at representing the program and its priorities and principles in correspondence, calls, and other professional settings.
The Just Tech program administers a fellowship that centers care and support for emerging leaders at the intersection of technology and social justice. This position requires a candidate who can self-direct and manage detail-oriented work while demonstrating professionalism and dedication to the program’s values and goals. The Program Assistant will be expected to be an active participant in modeling and creating a healthy work culture within and beyond the Just Tech team.
  • Develop and execute virtual and in-person events, meetings, and workshops in close coordination with JT Director and Program Officer
  • Support fellowship selection process logistics, including correspondence, application and review portal, and statistical outputs
  • Build and maintain schedules and invites for meetings, convenings, retreats, and other regular engagements
  • Manage relationships and accounts with outside vendors and partners
  • Monitor grant agreements and assist with reporting, as appropriate.
  • Identify goals and capture outputs and metrics with the JT Director and Program Officer
  • Maintain all tools, applications, and data collection systems, including website traffic monitoring, CRM, OpenWater, project management software, and AirTable databases
  • Support budget tracking and payments
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Commitment to diversity within the office and respect for differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socio-economic circumstance
  • Events management experience
  • Knowledge of or interest in learning project management software and methods
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively and productively in virtual and in-person environments
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and ensure high quality through attention to details and requirements
  • Ability to work harmoniously with a small and busy team
  • Background in social justice or equity fields; experience with or interest in grant-funded and nonprofit work
  • Thorough understanding of current cultural conversations and trends in technology and social justice
  • Skilled at infusing energy into innovative and creative initiatives
  • A passion for community-building strategies (digital and in-person)
Terms, Salary and Benefits
The annual salary is $50,000. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more. Remote work is available through June 2023.
Application Information
Please submit your application materials below. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. 

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