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Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Advocates for Youth relies on dedicated staff to accomplish its mission. Below are current job and internship openings.







Administrative Assistant


Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.


The Administrative Assistant's responsibilities fall into three categories: receptionist, administrative and secretarial support, and publications fulfillment. In addition to these responsibilities, s/he performs additional tasks as assigned.


  1. Receptionist—Essential job functions include: answering phones, distributing incoming mail, email and faxes; preparing outgoing mail and Federal Express/UPS packages; accepting deliveries; and greeting visitors.

  2. Administrative and Secretarial Support—Essential job functions include: using Microsoft Office programs to type and prepare documents (such as MS Word and MS PowerPoint); updating and maintaining databases; maintaining MS Outlook calendar; assisting with meetings, trainings, and travel logistics; assisting with office supply inventory and orders; organizing mailings; filing; photocopying; and assisting with accounts payable.

  3. Publications Fulfillment—Oversee Advocates' publication sales. Essential job functions include: taking and fulfilling orders, including invoicing; following up on customer requests; responding to customer concerns; maintaining MS Access database; assisting with staff requests for publications; maintaining inventory of publications; and preparing monthly sales reports. (May have to lift up to 35 pounds.)

  4. Other duties as assigned


This position requires at least four years of relevant experience and a high level of skill in the use of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word). Experience with accounts payables is a plus. The successful candidate should be dependable, be a self-starter, exercise good judgment, take initiative and enjoy working with people. Excellent grammar, communication, and telephone skills a must. Applicants should be able to work well independently and under pressure, follow through on assignments, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

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