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Operations Assistant

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Classification: Professional, full-time employment
Benefits: Paid vacation, health and holidays, generous health insurance, long-term disability, life insurance, transportation deduction, and employee-contributed/ employer match 403b plan
Location: 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 404, Washington, D.C. 20008
Salary Range: $38,000–$42,000

Genetic Alliance is a nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to engaging individuals, families, and communities to transform health. We give people power to influence the manner in which research is conducted and healthcare is delivered. To that end, we create tools and technologies that give communities and citizen scientists the ability to design and lead research. We believe strategic partnerships that put families in the driver seat in local, national, and international settings are critical to meet our goals.

General Position Overview:

Working in a team environment, the Operations and Administrative Assistant will be an energetic and self-motivated. Individual working on the following tasks:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct office support—including photocopying, word processing, filing, and faxing.
  • Answer the main phone and the office door and taking minutes at the staff meeting.
  • Assist with travel logistics.
  • Assist in preparation and follow up for meetings and webinars.
  • Facilitate a weekly organizational newsletter, including pulling stories, editing text and graphics, and disseminating using newsletter software.
  • Support organizational social media platforms in coordination with program staff
  • Support websites and web tools
  • Support internship program to ensure successful experience for all parties
  • Execute special projects, as directed by the Managing Director and other staff on a per project basis


  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree, and experience assisting with organizational communications and office administration are required.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced and stimulating environment
  • Ability to work independently, is self-directive and detail oriented
  • Ability to transition efficiently between detail-oriented jobs and big picture thinking
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Experience coordinating meetings, teleconferences, and electronic forums
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and graphic design
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Comfortable with technology, quick study for new technologies, software

Who should Apply?

Individuals interested in nonprofit operations, technology as a vehicle for excellent outreach, and/or nonprofit or corporate communications.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Tetyana Murza, Managing Director: with subject line: Operations Asssistant

No Phone Calls Please
Start Date: ASAP

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and will receive responses from Genetic Alliance.

Genetic Alliance provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Genetic Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.

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4301 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 404, Washington DC 20008-2369 | Tel: 202.966.5557 | Fax: 202.966.8553 | EIN 52-1571905

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