Monday, March 27, 2006

Stuff from the mailbox:

Employment Opportunities

Program Assistant

Stop Prisoner Rape (SPR), a national human rights organization, seeks to
end sexual violence against men, women, and youth in all forms of
detention. Based in Los Angeles, SPR has three goals for its work: to
push for policies that ensure institutional accountability, to change
society’s attitudes toward prisoner rape, and to promote access to
resources for survivors of sexual assault behind bars. SPR seeks a
highly-qualified program assistant to provide administrative and
research support for its work.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

* Providing research and administrative assistance in support of policy
and advocacy activities, communications campaigns, and fundraising
* Responding to correspondence from and engage in outreach to survivors
of sexual assault behind bars and their families.
Recruiting and working with survivors interested in participating in
SPR’s advocacy work.
* Updating and improving SPR’s Resource Guide for Survivors of Rape
Behind Bars.
* Handling administrative and operational duties, including the
management of mass mailings, travel arrangements, office supply orders,
correspondence, and organizational infrastructure such as filing,
computer, and telephone systems.
* Assisting the organization’s two Co-Executive Directors.


* Bachelor’s Degree.
* Previous administrative and research experience in a fast-paced
* Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
* Well-organized, detail oriented, able to multi-task and work under
* Commitment to protecting the human rights of all people and comfort
with discussing sexual violence issues.
* Strong word processing and internet research skills.
* Spanish language skills desirable.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. SPR offers excellent
benefits and generous paid vacation. Position will be filled as soon as
possible. People of color, men, and LGBT candidates are encouraged to
apply. Please fax or e-mail cover letter and resume to 213-384-1411or No phone calls please. To learn more about the
organization, visit

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