RISE Colorado is a multi-racial, multi-lingual non-profit that works to educate, engage, and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system.
RISE’s work is based in Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, the most diverse city and school district in Colorado. Our theory of change is that those most impacted by the inequity that exists MUST lead the movement for change. Who is most impacted by educational inequity? Low-income families and families of color. Just like women led the suffrage movement, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta led the farm workers’ movement, and Martin Luther King, Jr and Rosa Parks led the Civil Rights movement, low-income families and families of color must lead the movement for themselves with RISE as an ally if we’re ever going to truly achieve educational equity. This is what we believe in and work towards achieving every day. We’re looking for an Administrative Assistant to join us in this movement!
Reporting to the CEO and working in close collaboration with CEO and RISE team, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for personalized administrative support in a well-organized and timely manner. This position requires flexibility and professionalism.
At RISE Colorado, the Administrative Assistant, will be a key member of a high-performing team supporting an ambitious growth plan. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional with strong technical skills in scheduling, verbal and written communication, a passion for our mission, and great organizational and time management skills. We’re looking to add someone to our team that is energetic, detail oriented, critically conscious, and passionate about empowering families. Applicants must also be flexible, able to handle multiple projects at any given time, and demonstrate strong relationship building skills.
This is an incredible opportunity to join an organization founded by women of color who grew up in the community where RISE works. RISE Colorado was named the winner of Teach For America’s 2014 Social Innovation Award, Inaugural Winner of the Leadership for Educational Equity Venture Fund & Fellowship, and has been recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. RISE has been covered globally, nationally and locally for their work with families. To learn more about RISE Colorado, applicants can watch this video, and view the website, as well as RISE’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Interested individuals should complete an application here, and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: RISE Administrative Assistant Role.
The Administrative Assistant’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Phone and Text Correspondence Support for the CEO
Social Media Management
First and foremost, the Administrative Assistant must embrace the RISE mission to educate, engage and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public-school system. Candidates must have access to reliable transportation and availability to work some weekends and evenings along with the following qualifications:
Mindsets & Characteristics
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The incumbent must have the abilities or aptitudes to perform each essential function proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation. The organization reserves the right to modify, delete, or add job duties, responsibilities, and skills that are stated in this job description at any time.
Full-time and Non-Exempt
Compensation and Benefits:
Commensurate with experience – $17 to $20 per hour
This opportunity is complemented by a generous benefits package, including: paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, and 401(k) with employer contribution.
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RISE Colorado is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. RISE Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.