Public Profit helps mission-driven organizations use information to improve their practice and deepen impact. Our clients include cities, schools, museums, philanthropies, nonprofits, and policy advocates. We provide program evaluation, evaluation capacity building, strategic program design, and data visualization services. — Commitment to Equity and Inclusion At Public Profit, we are committed to equity and inclusion for our team, our clients, and the communities we serve. Because of this commitment, we believe in the power of elevating diverse perspectives, using community-based and human-centered approaches, and listening to understand in order to better empower and serve our clients and communities. We recognize that many of the issues faced by the communities we serve are the result of systemic oppression that disproportionately affects people along racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic lines. We come to this work from a position of privilege and recognize that it is our responsibility to actively confront our own biases and the systemic injustices we hope to change. We understand that we will make mistakes in our pursuit of equitable and inclusive outcomes, and we will own the responsibility for taking corrective actions when we do. We believe the journey to greater equity and inclusion is ongoing, but it is a journey we are passionate about and committed to continuing. Our purpose on this journey is to do more than simply check off a box to say we fulfilled our requirement “to do” equity and inclusion, rather we are tirelessly and continuously learning to find new strategies, methods, and practices in order to uphold our commitment to equity and inclusion for our team, our clients, and the communities we serve. —
What the Position Entails Support to Public Profit’s Project Teams (70%) • Prepare materials for meetings and trainings, including making copies, and assembling participant materials and packets. • Transcribe meetings, stakeholder interviews, and focus groups. • Assist in creation of client-facing deliverables, including by compiling data, creating data visualizations, formatting, and conducting copy-edits. • Support survey distribution: create survey scanning templates, load online surveys into software, prepare online and hard copy files, sort hard copy surveys, package for distribution; collect and track distributed surveys. • Extract quantitative and qualitative data from various data sources and prep datasets for cleaning, merging, coding, and analysis. • Provide ongoing support to team members and site representatives through email, phone and in-person communication. —
Support Public Profit’s Operations (30%) • Manage logistics for internal team meetings and webinars (e.g. sending invitations, printing session materials, setting up A/V links). • Manage office supply inventory and communicate with vendors. • Prepare and manage contracts and associated documents; conduct monthly expense reviews. • Assist in management of marketing materials (e.g. newsletters, website, staff biographies). • Schedule meetings and make travel arrangements for staff. —
The ideal candidate will have • Proficiency with common office procedures such as corresponding with colleagues and clients via email and phone in a professional manner. • Clear writing style and strong editing skills. • Strong familiarity with MS Excel and Word. • Experience working with quantitative and qualitative data, such as through surveys, tracking attendance, taking observational notes. • Superlative attention to detail; flawless follow-through on assigned tasks. • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to meet established deadlines. • The ability to work for extended periods while sitting (or standing) at a computer. —
What the Project Assistant will gain from this position • Opportunity to work and collaborate with mission-driven organizations. • Opportunity to build skills in data management, data analysis, and program evaluation. • Chance to be part of a highly productive, collaborative team that is continuously growing and learning. —
Logistics and benefits • We currently intend for this position to start in mid-January 2021. • This is an exempt, full-time position with occasional evening hours and regional travel, once shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted (<5%). • Annual salary of $47,000; annual revenue share. • Health insurance for employee through Kaiser. • 401(k) with employer match. • Generous professional development budget. • Once it is safe to work from an office, this staff member will work at Public Profit’s offices in downtown Oakland. They will work from home until that time, keeping work hours in the Pacific time zone. —
To apply • We will review applications beginning Monday, December 14. Applications received after the due date will be reviewed on a rolling basis. • Submit your cover letter, resume, and answers to a brief questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PA_Search_Fall2020 Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. • Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Time commitment: Not specified