Program Assistant

Grant Halliburton Foundation Published: September 7, 2018
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Join our team and be part of the dynamic and positive work environment at Grant Halliburton Foundation, a Dallas-based nonprofit working to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens and young adults; promote better mental health; and help prevent suicide.

Position Summary

The Programs Assistant is a part-time position responsible assisting the outreach and education department, assisting the communications department, maintaining the organization’s Here For Texas database and other various administrative tasks to facilitate the organization’s mental health conferences, fundraising events and other special projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist creating a variety of marketing-related content, including pre-scheduled social media posts, create Facebook event posts live tweeting at conferences and fundraising events
  • Help monitor comments, direct messages, etc. across the Foundation’s social media accounts
  • Take photos for social platforms at conference events, fundraisers and other Foundation functions as needed
  • Develop, write and edit newsletter articles
  • Assist with ongoing administrative tasks as needed, including email subscriber data entry
  • Help facilitate the promotion, organizing and coordination of mental health conferences and fundraising events
  • Assist creating and editing conference and fundraising materials
  • Assist team with setup, engagement, etc. at off-site conference and fundraising events as needed
  • Maintain and assist the development of the organization’s growing Here For Texas database
  • Perform various administrative tasks, maintaining records as well as answering phone inquiries and providing basic organization information to constituents and other community members and agencies

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Some database management software experience a plus
  • Strong writing and editing skills. Impeccable grammar, spelling and punctuation skills
  • Knowledge of AP style is preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; Snapchat a plus)
  • Some experience with HTML web and email preferred, but not required
  • Photography, some basic graphic design and video editing skills are a plus
  • The ability to work independently and with others – especially volunteers, donors, and vendors
  • Dependability, flexibility and ability to maintain confidentiality are a must
  • Commitment to agency vision, core values and mission
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out or assist in project completion in all departments as directed by the supervisor

Preferred Education Experience
Degree or pursuit of a degree in communication, journalism, or public relations, counseling, psychology, social work, or related field.

Physical Requirements

The Grant Halliburton Foundation Programs Assistant must have the ability to spend time seated, the dexterity to perform computer keyboard functions, the ability to stand for long periods of time, and the ability to lift 50 pounds to carry and distribute materials to the community and set up and break down program materials.

The employee must have reliable transportation.

FLSA: Exempt – Hourly

Part-Time – 30 hours/week

Reports to: Director of Outreach and Education / Director of Communications



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About Grant Halliburton Foundation

Grant Halliburton Foundation is committed to helping young people--and the adults in their lives--know the symptoms of mental illness and understand the importance of getting help.

Through a number of programs and collaborative community initiatives, the Foundation is working to educate people about adolescent mental health and suicide prevention, encourage those who are struggling, and engage the community in making it easier for young people to get the help they need.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Grant Halliburton Foundation. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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