Executive Assistant to Board Chair / Non Profit

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Washington, DC
May 19, 2017
May 22, 2017
Full Time
Job Description Employment: Full-time, Hourly. Salary commensurate with experience. Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience: Bachelor's degree Currently lives in the Washington DC area Strong communication skills and ability to write well across a variety of formats, including social media Strong organizational and time management skills Demonstrated interest in history, including a personal interest in the WWII Japanese American experience Ability to relate well to the Japanese American community and engage people of all backgrounds Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate grace under pressure Ability to be flexible with work schedule and have a willingness to travel Willingness to perform administrative and hands-on logistical duties Proficient in Microsoft Office, Gmail, and the internet with the ability to troubleshoot technological/computer issues Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in History, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Japanese, English, Journalism, Political Science A direct connection or affiliation to Heart Mountain or other confinement sites Tasks and Duties: Support the Chair in her role of promoting, collaborating, fundraising, and advocating on behalf of the mission and goals of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Act as the point person for external communications with the Chair and provide scheduling, logistical, planning, follow-up, and writing support for meetings and conference calls Act as the photographer and social media point person for the Chair during events Support the Board in fulfilling its governance functions In consultation with the Executive Director, assist in compiling and distributing board meeting schedules and agenda packets Provide board members with logistical support for participation in and travel to/ from board meetings and events Provide scheduling, logistical, planning, follow-up, and writing support for board meetings and related events, including drafting a summary of the Chair's initiatives, outreach activities and future events and a list of action items resulting from each board meeting. In consultation with the Chair, coordinate scheduling, logistics, planning, communications, and follow-up for major Foundation meetings and events outside of Cody/Powell Draft articles for the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation's newsletter “Kokoro Kara,” and special publications as assigned by the Chair Draft and deploy content for the social media accounts of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation at the direction of the Chair Cover events that the Chair attends or participates in Foster connections between the national interests and activities of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and the local interests and activities of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center Discuss the effectiveness of social media content with the Chair Help document and organize materials for capturing the history of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and its work, including special projects as assigned by the Chair Please submit a cover letter about your desire and fitness for the Executive Assistant to the Chair position along with your resume. View this job description on our website at Company Description The HMWF has a small, dedicated and collaborative staff in Wyoming that serves about 15,000 visitors to the site and many more via outreach activities. We commemorate a nationally significant and unique history and are a rare social justice-focused organization in the region. Much of our work is focused on the award-winning Interpretive Center and museum. The site also includes original camp structures, a war memorial and interpretive walking trail. For more information, visit heartmountain.org. The Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) was formed in 1996 as a public nonprofit corporation and obtained its federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1997. Since then, the organization has worked to preserve the site that represents a period in US history following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American-born citizens, were deprived of due process and forced to leave their homes and livelihoods to be incarcerated in "Relocation Centers." The mission of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is to: - Preserve and memorialize the Heart Mountain World War II Japanese American Confinement Site and the stories that symbolize the fragility of democracy; -Educate the public about the history of the illegal imprisonment of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain during World War II and its impact on the Big Horn Basin; and -Support inquiry, research and outreach to highlight the lessons of the Japanese American confinement and their relevance to the preservation of liberty and civil rights for all Americans today. Today, the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is overseen by a 18-member Board of Directors. The Board includes former internees, descendants, scholars and other local and national professionals from across the country. Northwest Wyoming is an ideal setting for pretty much every outdoor endeavor you can think of: hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, climbing, etc. etc. etc. Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the Gallatin National Forest, the Bighorn National Forest and the Shoshone National Forest are just a few of the protected outdoor wonders just miles from us. Wyoming also possesses incredibly unique and fascinating history and geology. The surroundings come with an equally enjoyable pace of life. In addition, there is no state income tax, which makes the already friendly, down-to-earth residents of the state even more so.

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