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WestEd Position Announcement

Position Title: Program Assistant I
Program: Center for Child & Family Studies
Hourly Rate: $24 / hour
Location: Sausalito, CA
Position No: 5151

WestEd — a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency — works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd has more than a dozen offices nationwide, from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia, to Illinois, Arizona, and California, with headquarters in San Francisco.

Position Description

The Program Assistant will be responsible for providing day-to-day support for the San Francisco Quality Connections project.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Formatting documents (especially tables) in Word and Excel
- Administrative tasks related to scheduling webinars and processing invoices, purchases, and travel expenses
- Updating online surveys and setting up participant lists and follow-up emails
- Proofreading documents for accuracy
- Tracking and entering data into established systems
- Participating in project team meetings

This position may be extended to 10/31/2017.


B.A. degree
Ability to work well both independently and under direction
Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
Skillful use of Microsoft Office suite and Smartsheet
Dependability, reliability, and a professional attitude
Experience working as a team member in a professional setting
Ability to work well under deadlines, effectively managing multiple timelines simultaneously, within an active team environment
Experience interacting and working with members of diverse cultural and linguistic communities

Application Process

We invite you to Apply for this Position.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the online application process, please call 415.615.3131. Please leave a message and a member of our Human Resources team will return your call within three business days. Alternatively, you may send an email to with "Applicant Accommodation" in the subject line of the email. Please note that this phone number and email are only for those individuals with a disability who would like to request an accommodation to apply for a job. If you are not an individual with a disability and have a question or comment, please email

Human Resources
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

WestEd is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veterans’ status or other status protected by applicable law.