The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. For more information, please visit our website: www.ssrc.org.
The SSRC ADVANCE Promoting Social Science Peer Review Free of Bias project aims to have a structural impact on the social science disciplines. In collaboration with six disciplinary societies in the social sciences, the SSRC will disseminate and instill fundamental awareness of bias in academic decision-making processes. The proposed work will transform how our organizations see their role in supporting the pathways of academics’ lives and raise consciousness of how bias impacts our evaluation and selection of fellows, awardees, and committee members, as well as how bias enters our decision-making structures. This project will endeavor to reduce inequities within our own and other award-granting and partner institutions, and may result in a useful model for organizations facing similar challenges.
The SSRC ADVANCE team is seeking a Program Assistant to assist in program administrative duties. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be an integral member of a small, dynamic team, and gain practical administrative experience.
- Bachelor of arts or sciences degree required.
- A high level of interest in and a strong commitment to the advancement of diversity in higher education.
- Familiarity with and a strong interest in programs designed to support and strengthen the work of researchers.
- Demonstrated success in administering complex tasks in an office environment.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including solid presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
- Strong research skills and an ability to distill major arguments and points.
- Ability to work collaboratively, as well as to independently manage multiple priorities.
- Ability to multitask and prioritize, as well as adapt and be flexible.
- Superior organizational skills with attention to detail.
- High level of proficiency in all MS Office applications, as well as database and communications technology and social media.
- Experience in maintaining expense accounts and budgeting.
- Experience in data entry and database queries.
- Ability to travel in the United States.
- Provide logistical support for conferences, workshops, and meetings both on- and off-site.
- Serve as primary contact for stakeholders, which involves regular correspondence, document collection, and providing feedback on written research reports.
- Represent the program at internal and external meetings, briefings, and conferences; take notes and present information to groups as needed.
- Manage database and provide administrative support.
- Oversee payment processing for meeting and workshop participants and vendors.
- Attend annual academic association conferences as needed.
- Manage program calendar.
- Assist in the building and maintenance of program website.
Terms, Salary and Benefits
Annual salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; annual tuition and/or student loan reimbursement and professional development funds; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.
The Social Science Research Council is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunity and to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. SSRC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment with the Council are made on the basis of competence, skill and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, creed, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin/ancestry, ethnicity, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partner status, medical conditions (including pregnancy and/or genetic information) or physical or mental disability, citizenship status or any other categories prohibited by law.