Reports To: Director of Advocacy & Leadership Programs Support Specialist
Reports To: Director of Advocacy
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, 1.0 FTE
Compensation: $ 17.65 per hour
Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.
This position will be responsible for providing logistic, planning, and staffing support to our advocacy and leadership programs. This position provides support to the rest of the Advocacy department with data entry, technical assistance, on-site support for activities and events, purchasing supplies, and administrative support including scheduling and tracking of expenses. This position is meant to be flexible in meeting the needs of the Advocacy department and work in collaboration with departments across the organization.
Supports multiple leadership and advocacy programs with events and activities.
Provides administrative support to the Director of Advocacy, including support with scheduling, tracking expenses, and project management.
Participates in team meetings, agency all-staff meetings and organizational events.
Provides on-site support during department program sessions, activities and events.
Coordinates with community partners, local and state government partners, schools and others to strengthen partnerships.
Enters data and documentation using Efforts to Outcomes (ETO).
Meets deadlines for mileage, program expense reimbursements and timesheets.
Meets data deadlines to ensure reports are completed on time.
Complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and existing confidentiality laws.
Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
Respectfully takes direction from Supervisor and other duties as assigned by supervisor
Experience in community organizing, outreach and advocacy.
Knowledge of and experience working with families in the Latino community, familiarity with worldview and cultural practices of Latino community members impacted by multiple systemic barriers.
Bilingual in Spanish and English, including strong oral and written communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Self motivated, ability to take initiative.
Strong desire to promote racial justice through community organizing, leadership development and advocacy.
Ability to work well independently and within a team.
Ability to be flexible and creative in the work environment.
Ability to coordinate multiple priorities.
Strong computer skills.
Respect for diversity; desire and ability to work cross-culturally.
Ability to demonstrate a combination of the following characteristics/ abilities: patience, open-mindedness, high level of responsibility, willingness to grow, change and learn, courage, motivation; empathy, compassion, flexibility, persistence, creativity.
Access to reliable transportation.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations and positions performing work both onsite and remotely. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Latino Network strives to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Benefits & Perks- Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes;
• Health Plans including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Alternative Care
• FSA – Flexible Spending Account for Medical & Dependent Care expenses
• 401k Plan with Match
• Employee Assistance Program
• Employer sponsored Life, AD&D and Short-Term Disability Insurance
• Paid Leave (both Vacation and Sick)
• Team & Family Events
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in joining us in supporting our mission to positively transform the lives of Latino Youth families and communities, please submit your application, resume and cover letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1630/Latino-Network, Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required.
Latino Network is an equal opportunity employer. We value and support diversity and inclusion to create a culture of dignity and respect.
We also invite you to learn more about us at www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.