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Prometheus is hiring an Administrative Assistant

About Prometheus
The Prometheus Radio Project is a grassroots organization that works to expand and protect community radio stations, and to promote a more democratic and accountable media in the United States. From farm worker groups in Oregon to environmental justice groups in South Carolina to social justice groups in Puerto Rico, we help community groups develop their own radio stations as tools for social justice organizing and community expression.

Prometheus led the ten-year campaign to pass the Local Community Radio Act, creating thousands of opportunities for new community radio stations nationwide. We also help community groups navigate the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the radio licensing process, and we provide technical assistance to groups building radio stations. We continue to advocate in Congress and at the FCC to expand community radio, and actively participate in the broader campaign for a better media. We are tireless in our fight to make community radio stations and other essential technologies available to every neighborhood, city, and town.

About the Position
The Administrative Assistant position is responsible for attending to the organization’s weekly bookkeeping and office management needs.

Responsibilities Include
Major responsibilities include accounts payable & receivable, maintenance of tax accounts with federal, state and local agencies, as well as discreet office management responsibilities. Many administrative responsibilities lie in recurring tasks--some monthly, some quarterly, with others more frequent and less periodic.

Required Skills
Quickbooks 2011
Extremely strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and juggle many projects at once
Familiarity with computers, various software applications and the Internet

The ideal candidate will also have:
Ease of use with open-source platforms such as Drupal CMS and CiviCRM database
Familiarity with PayPal, Amazon, Alfresco, Google Drive/Docs functions and Proxus HR platforms
Ability to easily travel around West Philadelphia and Center City
Commitment to social justice work
Background in community radio
Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills

Other skills that would be very helpful:
Grassroots fundraising experience
Copy editing for materials and grants
Spanish speaking a plus

Salary and Benefits
The Administrative Assistant position is a quarter-time (~8 hours a week). The position does not include management responsibilities. The rate of pay is $20/Hour, paid twice monthly. The position is based in Philadelphia.

To Apply
Applications are closed.

We are committed to developing leaders from communities which have been historically disenfranchised from media access, including the poor and working class, people of color, immigrants, women, LGBT and queer people, seniors and youth. People from these groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Prometheus considers applicants for positions without regard to any legally protected status.


Volunteer!

Prometheus volunteers do everything from lobbying in DC to building radio towers, designing fliers to making food.

Live in the Philadelphia Region?

We have both short and long-term volunteer opportunities and we would love to meet you. Attending a volunteer orientation is the first step to supporting our work locally and offers a great opportunity to meet others working to change the media landscape, hear more about our work, and find a way for you to play a part. Complete a Volunteer Interest Form today!

A list of our current opening can be found here.

Outside of the Philadelphia Region?

Although we most often need volunteers local to Philadelphia, groups that are working to start station can use your help.  Create a profile on RadioSpark and join the Community Radio Volunteers Group to connect with opportunities in your area. 

Join us today and learn more about our work and how you can help new community stations get on the air.

Internships

We welcome interns seeking to gain useful skills and a meaningful experience in the movement to democratize the airwaves and the media. We bring on interns on a rolling basis as our organization capacity permits. 

Interns who are college students are eligible for course credits. Other benefits include a rewarding experience, training, a letter of recommendation, and possible to travel with Prometheus. Time commitment is flexible: 15-30 hours per week is desired. 

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to info [at] prometheusradio.org. In your cover letter, please indicate your areas of interest, the dates you are available, and how many hours per week you can commit.