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From: WOLA <pase...@wola.org>
Date: Fri, Oct 8, 2021 at 9:42 AM
Subject: Job Opening at WOLA: Program Assistant for the Mexico Program

Job Opening: Program Assistant for the Mexico Program

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) seeks an entry-level administrative staff person to work with the Mexico program. The Program Assistant (PA) provides administrative, research, and advocacy support to senior staff within a fast-paced human rights organization working in Washington and in Latin America. Qualified candidates will demonstrate initiative, problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish. The PA position brings a committed individual into contact with the human rights, social justice, and foreign policy communities in Washington, D.C., and Latin America.
 
Responsibilities:
Administrative Work (50%):
  • Help with the production, editing, and distribution of reports, memos, and other materials.
  • Organize travel, meetings, and scheduling for program staff and delegations to/from the region (depending on circumstances of COVID-19)
  • Contribute to the program's online presence by drafting social media content and using WordPress to keep the program webpage updated.
Research and Writing (35%):
  • Monitor developments that take place in Mexico and at the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as developments in U.S. foreign policy toward Mexico. Topics include political developments, human rights, criminal justice reform and the rule of law, military and police reform, insecurity, humanitarian crises, and the situation faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico. 
Direct Advocacy (15%): 
  • Help maintain consistent relations with government officials by coordinating Hill briefings and meetings, as well as drafting email updates, letters, and other documents.

For a detailed job description and how to apply, click here

More information about WOLA can be found on our website.
 
Application deadline: October 18th, 2021
 
- No phone calls please -
 
We know that our differences make us stronger and we value diversity of tradition, religion, experience, and background. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals, and all age groups to apply. WOLA is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based upon race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, prior record of arrest or conviction, caregiver status, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or any other status protected by applicable law.  
  
 
 
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