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Global Justice Ecology Project, a Buffalo, NY-based non-profit organization with a social and ecological justice mission, is seeking a part-time Operations and Administrative Assistant.

GJEP’s programs focus on building networks and movements to protect forests, address the root causes of climate change, and defend the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

As part of our this work, GJEP uses art and photography to advance our mission, amplify the struggles of communities around the world for justice, highlight important and forgotten movement histories, and to inspire people to become involved in the movement for social change.  We also run the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art, which is located adjacent to our office.

Job Description

GJEP seeks a part-time Operations & Support Assistant for its Buffalo, NY office. Position responsible providing administrative support, general office duties, online and website posts, processing donor gifts and acknowledgements and volunteer coordination. The position also includes work to archive and organize historical photographs as part of our commitment to preserving and showcasing movement history.

A demonstrated commitment to social and ecological justice essential. An interest in art highly desirable. Experience with non-profits preferred.

Strong administrative and computer skills required, including proficiency in WordPress, social media platforms and MS Office programs (Word, Excel). Knowledge of Quickbooks a plus. Must be able to multi-task, work independently, possess good communication skills and be a creative problem-solver. Candidate should have excellent attention to detail, be dependable and highly organized.

20 hours per week for first three months with option for more hours as the position evolves. $16,640/year to start. Benefits include paid vacation.


Responsibilities of the position include:

• Supporting the Directors of the organization

• Coordinating with our accountants regarding bookkeeping and bill paying.

• Supporting fundraising activities, maintaining the member database

• Archiving and organizing historical photographs

• Managing inquiries and member correspondence via phone, mail and email

• Updating the organization’s websites and social media

• Troubleshooting as needed

• Managing volunteers


To apply, please send a resume with a writing sample and three references, to Operations and Administrative Assistant Position, to Anne Petermann, anne@gjep2020.local with “Operations and Administrative Assistant Position” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop ins. Job to start as soon as qualified applicant is found.