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Assistant Director


Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) Assistant Director Job Announcement

Deadline March 21, 2017

MISSION: Founded in 1992, SAF is a non-profit organization that brings students and farmworkers together to learn about each other's lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change. www.saf-unite.org

STAFF SIZE: 7 full-time, 1 part-time, and 50 youth, interns & fellows                



SAF’s Assistant Director supports the Executive Director in managing the human relations, administrative, fundraising, and financial aspects of the organization.  The AD supports the staff through managing the organization’s operational systems and serves as the acting director in Executive Director’s absence.

Support SAF’s overall financial management and annual audit, including entering financial information into QuickBooks and preparing payroll for outside payroll provider
Manage SAF’s database system with current donor, alumni, and other records and with general troubleshooting, upgrades, and maintenance
Maintain operating procedures & insurances/retirement and ensure that staff are informed of changes/benefits
Support Executive Director in preparing for board meetings and materials, as well as onboarding and transitions of SAF staff
Support individual donor fundraising, including donor acknowledgements, grassroots fundraising, & direct mail
Manage car maintenance, vendors, government registrations, and other compliance requirements
Maintain administrative and financial files
Purchase office equipment, supplies, and computers
Coordinate SAF’s academic year office internship program & supervise an intern
Support others programs as needed

Passionate about farmworker justice
Experience with QuickBooks, basic accounting, and payroll
Knowledge of data management systems (experience with NEON a plus)
Experience with general nonprofit management & human resources
Experience with individual donor fundraising
Experience with recruiting, training, and supervising students
Able to take initiative, juggle multiple tasks & pay attention to details
Willingness to work some nights and weekends
Associate’s Degree
Able to make at least a 3-year commitment
Bilingual in Spanish & English (preferred)
From farmworker family (preferred)
SAF alumni (preferred)
HOURS OF WORK: 40-45 hours/week, flexible schedule Mon-Fri and some weekends

SALARY & BENEFITS: $35,100-$50,700 depending on experience; full paid health & dental insurance, vacation, holidays, and personal/sick leave.


START DATE: May 2017

TO APPLY: By March 21, mail or email (1) a one page cover letter explaining why you want this position and (2) up to three-page resume with 3 references’ names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses to: SAF Hiring Committee, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, NC  27705, mwiggins@duke.edu. Questions: Melinda Wiggins, 919-660-3616

SAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.