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Position: Administrative Assistant 

BACKGROUND: With roots in the struggle for educational justice, Padres & Jóvenes Unidos (PJU) has evolved into a multi-issue organization that is led by people of color who work for educational excellence, racial justice for youth, immigrant rights and health justice for all. Padres & Jóvenes builds power to challenge the root cause of discrimination, racism, and inequity by exposing the economic, social and institutional basis for injustice as well as developing effective strategies to realize meaningful change.
The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support as well as ensure that staff has the support they need by effectively organizing and managing the functioning of the office.
  • Maintaining organization and flow of the Co-Executives Directors’ day to day tasks;
  • Planning general membership meetings and other community events;
  • Assist with grant proposals and reports Responsible for routine daily office functions including greeting visitors, incoming calls, mail, email inquiries, making coffee, stocking the office and related tasks;
  • Provides support in the functional areas of Human Resources;
  • Travel Management including coordinating travel for staff, preparing materials and monitoring reimbursements;
  • Facilities Management including workplace and environment maintenance, managing office improvements and repairs as needed and coordinating recycling;
  • Coordinating the Volunteer and Intern Program including recruiting, interviewing and recommending placement;
  • Database Maintenance, Telephone System Maintenance and Tech Support;
  • Provide assistance to the Co-Executive Directors Represent and promote the organization in a positive professional manner at all times


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A positive attitude High energy, confident, with polished and professional demeanor;
  • Well organized and efficient Strong work ethic and self-motivated;
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with poise and diplomacy;
  • Able to work both independently and as a member of a team;
  • Enjoy working in a highly interactive environment Flexible – ability to change direction mid-stream when required


Email the documents listed below to Elsa Oliva Rocha, In email subject line, list in this order: job
title, first and last name.
Send this information in one document (1) Microsoft Word or PDF attachment (not a separate attachment for each item):
  • A cover letter that summarizes your interest in, and your qualifications for, this position
  • Your resume
  • Three professional references who can testify to the qualifications sought


Do your internship with Padres!

If you are ready to close the gap between your education and your future career, consider doing your internship with Padres & Jóvenes Unidos. We are dedicated to ending racial disparities in our education system, locally and nationally, so that everyone has the freedom to learn. Our organization is an excellent place to learn about social justice, racial equity progressive education and much more. We accept the majority of majors. We will ensure that your experience here is relevant to what you need to advance your education and future career.

For more information about our internships at our organization, please email Elsa Oliva Rocha at: