The Program Assistant supports programming and events for the AHA Center for Education and The Humanist Society endorsement program. The Program Assistant reports to the Education Director. This is a full-time position with regular business hours. The starting salary for this position is $36K. The AHA offers good benefits, including full health insurance, a generous leave program, and a 403(b) retirement savings plan that includes a partial match.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The following list of duties is not exhaustive. AHA may also outline additional responsibilities that are not included in this job description.
- Coordinate the Humanist Society endorsement program, including (but not limited to):
- Process endorsement applications and interview applicants including following up with celebrant payments, and preparing and mailing endorsements and certificates
- Respond to inquiries from endorsees, applicants, and the general public
- Maintain payment, endorsement, and relationship records for all endorsees
- Identify areas for program improvement, growth, and recruitment
- Support the needs of the Humanist Society Board of Directors
- Provide support for quarterly teleconferences and online trainings
- Provide site support for any HS in-person board meetings
- Support AHA Center for Education programming, including (but not limited to):
- On-site event development and planning, including; reserving meeting space, assisting with event promotions, ordering catering, and staffing events
- Support development and promotion of educational programs and materials
- Provide mail support for sending resources to local groups and tabling supplies to regional conferences
- Provide additional supportive services
- Drop off mail daily in a postal box or the post office
- Prepare and send care packages for active military as needed
- Order supplies
- Other needs as assigned
- Strong verbal, written, listening and interpersonal skills
- Strong understanding of humanism or interest to learn more
- Organizing and editing abilities
- Familiarity with Google Suite and Zoom
- Experience with form and database software preferred
- Meticulous attention to detail while multi-tasking
- Flexible and able to adapt to changing work demands
- Committed to creating and sustaining a positive work environment
The AHA offers good benefits, including full health insurance, a generous leave program, and a 403(b) retirement savings plan that includes a partial match.
Persons with mental and physical disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) are eligible for this position as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodations are made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible for this position.
American Humanist Association provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, genetic information, religion, creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, marital status, citizenship status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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We encourage you to explore our website for more information about our work. The American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists. Our motto is: Good Without a God.
The American Humanist Association has internships available year-round for students, recent grads, and volunteers in Washington, DC. Interns will develop a more comprehensive understanding of how a progressive, national nonprofit organization works, while gaining valuable skills for the future.
An internship at the AHA will provide an opportunity to support the organization’s current work: advancing humanist values and progressive issue advocacy, focusing on church-state separation, civil liberties, reproductive freedom, human rights, and equality.
Internships are currently available in following areas:
The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center accepts interns year-round. To be considered for the Summer of 2021, please apply by April 30, 2021. The AHA’s legal arm, the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, handles constitutional litigation and church-state separation cases, with clients ranging from parents and students to federal inmates.
The legal intern is primarily responsible for researching and writing legal memoranda and assisting in litigation under the supervision of the legal center’s attorneys. The intern may also be assigned the task of investigating new complaints, maintaining case files and submitting public records requests. This internship will be a 10-week, full-time position with hourly pay at DC minimum wage. Start and end dates are negotiable, but will begin as early as May 2021 and end as late as September 2021. Learn more here!