ELL: Terralingua seeking to hire staff

Luisa Maffi maffi at TERRALINGUA.ORG
Thu Jun 13 09:47:24 UTC 2002


************APOLOGIES FOR ANY CROSS-POSTINGS!!*******************

Dear Listers, please see below for two ads from my organization,
Terralingua (www.terralingua.org). Terralingua just established an
office in Washington, DC, and is seeking to hire an office manager
and a program associate.

NOTE: Interested people, please DO NOT answer this message directly,
NOR write back to me! Please follow the instructions in the ads
carefully and send cover letters and resumes to the addresses shown
therein. I'm sure the other members of these lists will greatly
appreciate it if you won't broadcast your inquiries to the whole
membership... Many thanks,

Luisa Maffi
President, Terralingua

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Job Announcement - Program Associate

Terralingua, a small non-profit organization based in Washington DC,
is hiring a Program Associate to assist with program implementation
and organizational development.  Through research, information
sharing and advocacy, Terralingua seeks to protect cultural,
linguistic and biological diversity around the world. The
organization is currently going through a rapid transition from a
virtual network of volunteers to an organization with a small paid
staff and an office in Washington. The Program Associate position
will be either part-time or full-time, depending on funding and
candidate qualifications.

The program associate will contribute to an innovative program of
research on global patterns of diversity and indicators for assessing
the variety and status of the world's cultures and languages.  The
results of this work will be used to advocate revisions to current
policy and legal practices around the world.  As a member of a small
staff, the program associate will also assist with fundraising,
financial management, administrative tasks, project design, and
strategic planning for the organization.  Additionally, the Program
Associate may be responsible for day-to-day oversight of programs and
the Terralingua office for extended periods of time.  The individual
will work closely with the organization's president, as well as
partners and collaborators from academic institutions, government
agencies, international organizations, and non-governmental
organizations from around the world.  This is an unusual opportunity
to contribute to research and policy advocacy on emerging issues at
the crossroads of several traditional disciplines, while gaining
practical experience in all aspects of non-profit program development
and management.

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, comfortable working
closely with others in a team, and committed both to rigorous
scientific research and to the application of research results to
achieve positive social change.  He or she will enjoy
interdisciplinary work with a variety of collaborators from different
cultures and parts of the world; will possess strong written and oral
communication skills; will be highly organized and capable of
managing and setting priorities among many pressing and important
tasks during the course of a typical day; and will be comfortable
handling the logistical, administrative and financial duties involved
in helping to run a small organization.  A master's or doctorate in
anthropology or linguistics is preferred, with experience in
conservation biology or related disciplines also valued.  Fluency in
English required, and competence in at least one other language
strongly desired.  Experience managing projects also desirable.
There may be significant travel, including international travel,
after the first year.

Full-time salary in the high 20s or low 30s (with benefits),
depending on experience. Salaries are expected to increase as
additional funding is secured. Terralingua is an equal opportunity
employer. Please send cover letter and resume to: Terralingua, 1630
Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009, U.S.A, or fax to
+1.202.3874823, or email to info at terralingua.org. Please no inquiries
and no phone calls.

Job Announcement - Office Manager/Assistant

Terralingua, a small non-profit organization, is hiring an Office
Manager/Assistant in its main office in Washington, D.C.  Through
research, information sharing and advocacy, Terralingua seeks to
protect cultural, linguistic and biological diversity around the
world. The organization is currently going through a rapid transition
from a virtual network of volunteers to an organization with a small
paid staff and an office in Washington.  The Office Manager/Assistant
position will be either part-time or full-time, depending on funding
and candidate qualifications.

As office manager, the individual will be responsible for
establishing Terralingua's new office and maintaining its day-to-day
operations.  Duties will include: bookkeeping; creating budgets and
cashflow projections; maintaining basic office supplies, equipment
and software; making arrangements for travel and meetings; handling
payroll; preparing financial reports for tax purposes; creating a
filing system and maintaining files; and building databases of
contacts.  As office assistant, the individual will cover phones and
respond to public inquiries, and will contribute (as time allows) to
the maintenance of Terralingua's website and the preparation of
publications, funding proposals and grant reports.

The successful candidate must be both self-motivated and comfortable
working closely with others in a team.   Careful attention to detail,
good judgment and ability to carry out tasks responsibly and
independently required. Excellent organizational skills are
essential, as are strong written and oral communication skills. All
applicants should have a basic familiarity with office computer
systems and software, including word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail
and Web browser programs.  Experience strongly preferred with office
and financial management, including the creation and use of
bookkeeping systems, general ledger accounting, monthly financial
statements, bank reconciliations, and basic office systems.  A
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) is also strongly
preferred. Familiarity with the design and maintenance of Web pages
and sites is a major plus.

Salary for half time will be in the range of $12,000 to $18,000 (with
benefits) depending on experience. Salaries are expected to increase
as additional funding is secured.  Terralingua is an equal
opportunity employer. Please send cover letter and resume to:
Terralingua, 1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009,
U.S.A, or fax to +1.202.3874823, or email to info at terralingua.org.
Please no inquiries and no phone calls.
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ATTENTION! TERRALINGUA HAS A NEW OFFICE!
PLEASE SEE ADDRESS BELOW AND UPDATE YOUR FILES.

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Luisa Maffi (Ph.D.)
President
Terralingua: Partnerships for Linguistic and Biological Diversity
1630 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009, U.S.A.
Phone: +1.202.5182040
Fax: +1.202.3874823
Home office phone/fax: +1.202.9866139
Email: maffi at terralingua.org
Internet: www.terralingua.org
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