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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 12:06 AM

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Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

MAZON, which means “food” or “sustenance” in Hebrew, was the first national organization to rally the American Jewish community around the issue of hunger, and remains the only national Jewish organization dedicated exclusively to that same cause.

MAZON has established itself as a leading voice in Washington D.C. on anti-hunger issues, especially those that involve populations or problems that have been previously overlooked or ignored. MAZON works independently and in coalition with partners to engage policy makers to protect and strengthen vital government nutrition programs that help people put food on the table each day. It educates communities across the country about the realities of hunger and how they can get involved to help end it. It also provides funding, training and resources to nonprofit organizations to support their advocacy efforts across the United States and Israel, which includes a range of organization types, such as food banks, legal-service organizations, statewide coalitions and advocacy groups.

MAZON’s office in Washington, D.C. leads the organization’s advocacy work at the federal level, and conducts outreach, education, and community relations work for the eastern half of the United States.

Position Overview:
The Administrative Assistant provides general office support to MAZON’s Washington, D.C. staff. The assistant will report to MAZON’s Vice President of Public Policy. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be a self-starter and team player. He/she should be able to anticipate challenges as well as provide suggestions for improvement.

Duties & Responsibilities:
· General office support.
· Receive visitors.
· Answer office phones.
· Order office supplies.
· Schedule meetings and maintain various organizational calendars, records, files and meeting communications.
· Assist the D.C. staff with building and maintenance issues.
· Process outgoing and incoming mail; manage email.
· Assist the D.C. staff with logistics for annual D.C. board meeting and other D.C.-based briefings, events or summits.
· Data entry and maintenance of relevant content for Salesforce database and website, including contact profiles, meeting notes, Congressional office information, issue briefs and action alerts.
· Maintain and organize all files for testimony, correspondence, sign-on letters and action alerts.
· Handle all requests for advocacy materials, assemble packets for advocacy meetings, and prepare lobby visit reporting forms for Salesforce.
· Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree; one to three years support experience, preferably at a nonprofit organization (anti-hunger experience a plus).
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office, Adobe and database programs.
· Excellent judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
· Must have excellent time management and strong organizational skills with attention to accuracy and detail.
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

BENEFITS
Medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401K and FSA Benefits.

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
English: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
No requirement

HOW TO APPLY
http://mazon.org

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@mazon.org. No phone calls, please.

• Location: District Of Columbia, Washington

• Post ID: 39186567 dc
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