Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with The Advocates for Human Rights.  

Position: Administrative Director

Position Summary: The Administrative Director is reports to the Executive Director and is primarily responsible for the day-to-day administrative management of the organization. Responsibilities include managing finances, overseeing operations and assuring that the Board's approved policies, annual plans and fundraising objectives are implemented.

Responsibilities: 

Staff Management:

  • Maintain personnel files and serve human resource contact for the organization.
  • Administer employee benefit program. Track vacation/sick days.
  • Manage all payroll issues.
  • Manage all staff transitions through orientations and exit procedures.
  • Review and implement personnel policies and assure benefit plan is competitive.
  • Monitor compliance with personnel policies.
  • Maintain a productive, respectful work environment.

Office Management:

  • Manage office, clerical and technology needs.
  • Manage vendor contracts.
  • Tasks necessary for the efficient and effective operations of the office.

Fiscal Management:

  • Maintain financial data in QuickBooks accounting system.
  • Manage accounts payable and receivable. Prepare payroll.
  • Prepare the annual budget. Prepare sub-budgets as required by each of the funders and prospective funders. Work with Program Directors to ensure timely reporting in compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Provide monthly financial statements to the Executive Director and Program Directors. Monitor income and expenses throughout year to ensure The Advocates meets its financial targets.

Job Announcement:

  • Work with accountant to reconcile balance sheet accounts and assure integrity of bank accounts.
  • Function as liaison to Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Manage and coordinate annual audit with independent accounting firm.
  • Review and implement fiscal policies and procedures.

Work with Executive Director to:

  • Develop strategic and annual plans. Participate in evaluation process.
  • Develop and manage the work of the Advocates' Board of Directors. Plan and prepare for Board meetings. Coordinate development of Board reports.
  • Represent the Advocates to donors, the Board, the public, and colleagues in other human rights, social justice and community organizations, government agencies, and businesses.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated financial management experience in a mission-based organization.
  • Highly organized individual with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills for fast paced office environment.
  • Must be highly proficient in the use of standard office software in a networked environment and familiar with general office operations.
  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software and spreadsheet applications required; advanced proficiency in Excel and Quickbooks desired.
  • Ability to delegate tasks, develop staff, and foster creative problem-solving.
  • Commitment to creating and supporting diversity within the organization.

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience and within the range of similar-sized organizations. Our generous benefit package includes vacation, medical, dental, long term disability/AD+D/life insurance, and pre-tax retirement plan.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and resume, by February 24, 2017 to:

Administrative Director Search
330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hrights@advrights.org

No phone calls, please.

The Advocates for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer. The advocates is committed to cultural diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.

 

Position: Executive Administrative Assistant

Reports to: Executive Director, Administrative Director 

Job type: Full-time/Part-time

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist Executive Director with:

  • correspondence
  • scheduling 
  • meeting arrangements
  • travel arrangements
  • board materials
  • grant writing
  • reports
  • special projects such as strategic planning

Assist the Administrative Director with:

  • day to day financial responsibilities, including managing deposits, assisting with payables
  • monthly financial reports
  • grant budgets and financial reports
  • IT/office equipment needs and troubleshooting:    

- act as liaison with IT support firm
- assist staff with computer, server, copier/printer, and telephone needs
- provide recommendations on technology needs, contracts, subscriptions, and policies

  • annual audit
  • website updates in coordination with the Communications Director
  • human resources, including benefits review and administration
  • supplies monitoring, ordering, and general office management
  • Human Rights Awards Dinner registrations, event registrations, troubleshooting, reporting
  • volunteer receptionist scheduling and oversight

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Qualifications: a B.A or equivalent degree; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to establish priorities and manage projects effectively; strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Creative Suite, and accounting software -QuickBooks preferred; careful attention to detail and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right; ability to build strong relationships with The Advocates diverse staff and community; and an interest in human rights, social justice, and building the local and international human rights movement.

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience and within the range of similar-sized organizations. Our generous benefit package includes vacation, medical, dental, long term disability/AD+D/life insurance, and pre-tax retirement plan. Benefits vary depending upon whether the position is full-time or part-time.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and a resume, by February 24, 2017 to:

Executive Administrative Assistant Search
330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hrights@advrights.org

No phone calls, please.

The Advocates for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer. The advocates is committed to cultural diversity and does not descriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.

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The Advocates for Human rights: The Advocates is a volunteer based, non-governmental, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights. The Advocates' programming focuses on women's rights, including freedom from violence; migrant and refugee rights, including both advocacy and legal services; peace-building in post-conflict societies; due process and freedom from persecution; and economic and social rights. The Advocates works to bring about systems change, reinforce accountability mechanisms, raise awareness, foster tolerance, and help individuals more fully realize their inherent rights.