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Operations Fellowship, Spring 2014Bookmark This
P.O Box 65323
DescriptionTo Apply to the Polaris Project Fellowship Program, Visit:
Polaris Project is seeking an Operations Fellow to assist with the daily operations and logistical needs of the organization's offices in Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining first-hand experience with behind-the-scenes operations and office management that act as the backbone of a non-profit organization. The Operations Fellow will work directly with the Operations Team and interface with every program within Polaris Project.
A successful candidate will embrace the role of operations as an essential piece in supporting the mission of Polaris Project while diving into the details of tasks and projects with a self-motivated and positive spirit. She/he must excel in a fast-paced and evolving environment that values innovation, efficiency, service, and social entrepreneurship. Operations fellows will be given considerable responsibility and freedom to develop initiatives.
Each fellow in Polaris Project’s Fellowship Program will have the opportunity to work on a project of their own choosing in addition to the responsibilities described herein. In the past these projects have included: coordinating job training programs for clients, creating new information management systems, and developing new outreach initiatives.
The work of Polaris Project is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values here.
Assist in the development and implementation of systems to make the organization run smoothly, effectively, and efficiently
Aid in organizational logistics such as HR, office security, supplies, and filing
Event planning and execution
Provide support for all of Polaris Project's programs based in DC and NJ
Assist with the ever-changing needs of a growing organization
Strong commitment to human rights issues
Strong interpersonal skills
Proactively seek out opportunities during "lulls"
Ability to work with little supervision in a fast-paced organization that requires flexibility and a hands-on style
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong research skills
Detail-oriented, reliable, and organized
Highly skilled at problem solving and troubleshooting
Ability to handle multiple, diverse tasks at the same time
Office management/administrative experience
Experience working for an NGO
Experience using technical programs such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Salesforce
Ability to quickly learn new skills and technology