Mizna is now hiring for Office Manager

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Posted On:February 9, 2014
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Location: United States
» Minnesota
Overview
Deadline to Apply: March 2, 2014

Mizna's Mission: Mizna provides a forum for Arab American film, literature, and art.

Mizna seeks a motivated, capable professional with at least three years of pertinent work experience to fulfill the major responsibilities of Office Manager. The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills, accuracy, flexibility, timeliness, and the ability to synthesize information while progressing on multiple tracks. The new Office Manager will be joining a small, interactive, and efficient team, and should be comfortable working at a fast pace on a mix of tasks and in a collaborative atmosphere.

The Office Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

DUTIES

Office management: organize and maintain office systems; maintain database of subscribers, donors, and audiences; perform regular bookkeeping; receive and respond to phone calls, email, and other correspondence
Support the ED and Board of Directors by preparing and disseminating board meeting materials and subsequent correspondence as well as taking minutes
Provide administrative support for arts programming and classes
Assist with publicity and communications: perform web updates, assist with e-newsletters, distribute promotional material, maintain social media profiles
Supervise implementation and maintenance of technology and equipment
Coordinate interactions with donors and sponsors to cultivate increased contributions and grants. Create and maintain files on donor history and correspondence
Provide other necessary administrative support

EXPERIENCE

Candidates should have experience in all areas listed above
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to type at least 40 wpm
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Quickbooks; savvy with social media platforms; able to use digital media files; ability to learn new software
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently
Experience working within Arab communities

DESIRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Passionate about the current landscape of Arab and Arab American art
Committed to serving the diverse Arab community as well as Mizna's broader audience
Experience navigating the forces of occupation, Orientalism, Islamophobia, and other institutions of power
Excellent problem solving skills
A sense of personal responsibility and accountability to the working team
A good sense of humor, a high capacity for patience, and excellent collaborative skills
Openness to feedback and willingness to learn
Additional Information: Work will be performed mainly in our office, three days/week, with occasional off-site duties. Some evening and weekend hours. Weekly schedule may fluctuate depending on programming. The position is part-time, and pay will be based on experience.

To apply: Please send your letter of intent, resume, and three references to mizna@mizna.org no later than March 2, 2014.

MIZNA'S CORE VALUES

We value the presentation of current, excellent art from the Arab community
We value the complexity and plurality of the Arab community; we challenge thinking through presentation of non-stereotyped images of Arabs
We welcome the expression of opinions no matter how different they may be
We promote the work of Arab artists who do political and non-political work
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