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Program Assistant


When Liberty Hill began in 1976, it was a daring new foundation that turned philanthropy on its head. Today it is a national leader in social justice. Organizing and advocacy powered by Liberty Hill has changed national policies, launched social change movements, transformed neighborhoods, and nurtured hundreds of community leaders who respond to the experience of injustice by fighting for their rights.


The Program Assistant will work collaboratively with key program stakeholders to support Liberty Hill programs. In particular, the Program Assistant will provides administrative support for grantmaking, training, and coalition functions. The Program Assistant will coordinate event and workshop logistics and prepares materials; conduct research and prepare reports, correspondence and other related documents; processes grant applications and enter data into relevant database, and manage department financial documentation such as processing check requests from vendors.


Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

Wally Marks Leadership Institute Training Programs
  • Assist the Senior Program Manager with the coordination of the recruitment process for training programs
  • Attend and take notes in meetings with program consultant on curriculum development and track changed in program design.
  • Coordinate and support event planning and logistics for all trainings.
  • Compile training session evaluation results and conducts data entry.
  • Manage communications flow between program participants, consultants, and speaker, and the senior program manager.
  • Provide research and monitoring of placement and appointment opportunities on councils, board, commissions, etc.
  • Track consultant hours, prepares invoices and processes check requests.
  • Set up and maintains files including documents and reports from program participants.
  • Coordinate networking opportunities for program participants, as opportunities arise.
  • Engage in special projects as assigned.
  • As needed given other staffing, provide support and/or training on grants administration.
  • With other Program staff, evaluate Fund for Change grant proposals.
  • Assist in developing landscape analyses for the Fund for Change.
General Departmental Support
  • Provides general administrative support to the entire program department, including coordinating key projects with the Youth Justice, Environmental Justice, and Housing Justice teams.
  • Supports programs, trainings, and public events, such as vendor coordination, check requests, and consultant payment.
  • Provides general administrative support including back-up reception coverage, office organization, photocopying, preparing correspondence and mailings, filing, scheduling, transcription and data entry.
  • Other duties as assigned, including administrative and supportive functions.


Knowledge of:

  • Professional correspondence creation using proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Current technology and computer software.

Skills in:

  • Judgment and analysis.
  • Organization and time management.
  • Teamwork and customer service.
  • Written and verbal communication.
  • Organization and detail orientation.
  • Prioritization and multi-tasking.
  • Time and workload management.


  • Interest in and commitment to social justice issues.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Six months to 2 years of experience in administrative support. Experience in a nonprofit setting is preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word, Excel, Access and Publisher. Ability to operate Internet applications and email as well as proprietary and external vendor programs including database software.


  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, photocopier, etc.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.


The descriptions herein are representative of the essential functions of this job. This job description reflects management's assignment of functions; however it does not prescribe or restrict tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this document restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities.

Employment with Liberty Hill Foundation is on an "at-will" basis. Nothing in this document is intended to create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and does not constitute a promise of continued employment.


Applicants should send a resume, salary requirements and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Only applicants whose resumes are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce.

Liberty Hill promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don't discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.