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Staff Assistant

Department: CNAY
Salary: 42,000-52,000

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

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To achieve our mission of a more free, just, and equitable society, we commit to working proactively to advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our myriad endeavors such as the recruitment, compensation, training, and advancement of staff. The best people-serving institutions make this commitment, and we seek to be a leader in the ways that we do so and learn from others. Visit our website to learn more about our commitment and recent actions taken toward building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment.

The Staff Assistant provides centralized operations coordination and administrative support to the program and their staff; including managing the Executive and Associate Directorís schedules, file storage and collaborative software applications, assists in coordinating travel, processing expense reports and completing special projects as necessary. The role also supports CNAY staff by coordinating events, stakeholder outreach, and research projects. 

The candidate must be well organized, flexible, and must be able to contend with multiple demands and accuracy while maintaining a high level of sustained attention to detail. This position also requires basic communication skills, knowledge of Excel, information technology, and database systems, and an understanding of accounting and bookkeeping. The Staff Assistant must have the ability to interact with staff and external stakeholders through program event planning. The ideal candidate will be results-oriented, highly motivated, creative and a team player.  

Essential Duties 

Knowledge, Education and Experience: 

The Institute has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees who will work at one of our physical locations, attend any of our in-person events or travel on behalf of the Institute. Staff unable to be vaccinated may request an exemption under certain circumstances.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

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