Monsoon is hiring!

We are hiring for a program assistant!  Are you organize?  Are you a self-starter?  Are you interested in working for community-based organization?  Send use your resume!  The deadline date for the application submission is February 18th, 2019.   Email if you have questions or to submit a resume and list of references.

Program Assistant

Des Moines-based
Job Description

Job Title:  Program Assistant

Function:  The Program Assistant will assist and support the Executive Director and other staff in carrying out high-level program development, advocacy, organizing, negotiations, communications, coalition building, organizational leadership, management, and fundraising.

Reports to:  Executive Director

Hours & Availability:

  • Part-time – 20 hours a week
  • Available to travel statewide using the personal and insured vehicle
  • Available to travel nationally to attend conferences/training


  • Fluency in English and at least another language
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field
  • Knowledgeable about gender-based violence, anti-oppression, social justice, intersectionality, community building
  • Experience in working with marginalized communities, particularly communities of color
  • Knowledgeable about technology and social media
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing skills that includes the ability to compose varied correspondence in a precise, accurate, and easily understandable manner
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work with diverse groups of people and to handle difficult or sensitive situations and people tactfully
  • Strong initiative, creativity, and motivation, including the ability to work under pressure and with deadlines
  • Experience in community outreach/organizing/mobilization
  • Experience in training and presentations
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to project needs
  • Independent, self-motivated worker
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Openness to learning new concepts and approaches
  • Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities

General Responsibilities:

Program Support – Assist the staff in preparing program materials, policy research and analysis, and related program activities.

Communications Support – Help the staff in monitoring, preparing and disseminating written and spoken communications across multiple media.

Administrative Support – Schedule meetings, organize travel logistics, maintain the calendar and provide related support to the staff.

Information Management – Help capture, process, and organize data for Monsoon’s overall direct services, community outreach, and staff hours.

Specific Duties

Program Support

  • Take notes and action minutes at key program meetings
  • Compile and disseminate program materials and documents

Communications Support

  • Assist in drafting, editing and disseminating written communications
  • Assist in maintaining Twitter feed, blog posts and related production
  • Assist in responding to email and other correspondence

Administrative Support

  • Help maintain and manage the organization’s overall calendar
  • Organize, schedule and prepare for meetings with key people and partners
  • Arrange travel reservations and logistics for the staff
  • Arrange community meetings and other logistics needed for community meetings
  • Preparation of admin reports
  • Provide other administrative and office management support, as needed

Information Management

  • Maintain Monsoon’s direct services and community outreach database
  • Maintain files and other materials
  • Maintain the staff workload management database

General Office

  • Oversees office maintenance
  • Oversees office supplies
  • Keep track of office equipment such as laptops, video projectors used for presentations, phone systems and copiers
  • Call repair technicians if needed

Special Events

  • Review and become familiar with Monsoon events and outreach efforts
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of community events 

Perform other duties as assigned by the Director

Salary:  Beginning salary of $17,500 per year for the part-time position