Special Assistant to the Founder

Part-Time. 10-15 hrs / week at $15 an hour. Academic credit also available.

#NatSecGirlSquad, a start-up committed to competent diversity in national security and defense is hiring a part-time Special Assistant (SPECAS) to the Founder. This role, requiring 10-15 hours a week at $15/hr, is ideal for a graduate student with previous work  experience, non-traditional undergraduates with work service or military service. This is not a research position and is therefore likely not appropriate for PhD candidates. #NSGS is happy to assist the right candidate with securing academic credit from their institution, in addition to pay.
Desired Start Date: Early September 2019
Duties and Responsibilities
The SPECAS will be responsible for a combination of the following tasks on a weekly basis:
  • Inbox and calendar management. Respond to member inquiries and general schedule requests in a timely manner
  • Maintain online events calendar, organize event RSVPs, send confirmations and updates as appropriate
  • Confirm identity of individuals requesting membership; Maintain and update member newsletter database and Slack channel access
  • Process new member orders and member renewals
  • Assist in formatting monthly newsletter
  • Schedule approved tweets from #NSGS twitter account
  • Commit to upholding the values and ethos of #NatSecGirlSquad as articulated in the mission statement and code of conduct
  • Sign and abide by the terms and spirit of a non-disclosure agreement
  • Respect the privacy and protect the personal information of community members at all times
Characteristics, Skills, and Requirements
  • A laptop with regular, secure internet access
  • Organized, detail-oriented with strong short-term memory
  • Excellent written communication skills, particularly for business emails and briefing purposes
  • Familiarity with Gmail, Google Calendar, WordPress, and Twitter
  • Able to set and meet deadlines and communicate progress on tasks without regular prompting
  • Comfortable asking clarifying questions
Minimum Expected Experience 
  • Managing an inbox/communication on behalf of an organization, club, or busy individual
  • Formal or informal event planning for groups in a professional or academic
  • Demonstrated track record as a trustworthy and discrete team player
To apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@unicornstrategies.com with “Your Name, Part-Time SPECAS” in the subject line. Both documents should clearly demonstrate your relevant experience. #NSGS membership is not required. This position is open to all qualified people regardless of gender identity.



Washington, DC