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Tor Project - Administrative Assistant

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Apr 21, 2016 12:02 PM
The Tor Project seeks an exceptional administrative assistant

The Tor Project seeks an organized, conscientious, upbeat "jack-of-all-trades" with excellent communication skills to support our Seattle-based executive director and our internationally-distributed team. The ideal candidate has experience providing executive support and has a "can do" attitude. This job requires a self-starter who really enjoys supporting a diverse community of technical people.

The tasks for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet people who visit or call our office.
  • Monitor, order & organize office supplies.
  • Take the initiative for making office operations run smoothly, such as opening a FedEx account, hiring a cleaning service, and whatever other tasks make sense.
  • Serve as liaison between Seattle office and finance department.
  • Assist with event planning.
  • Pick up, drop off and sort mail and packages.
  • Respond to items in our request tracker (rt).
  • Log into our accounts on Paypal and Bitcoin to run weekly reports.
  • Willingness to learn and use PGP and other computer security tools.
  • Willingness to learn and use IRC and other technology-based methods of communications.
  • Respond to communications from our donors.
  • Follow up with event sponsors for travel reimbursement.
  • Order premiums from vendors.
  • Fold t-shirts, stuff envelopes, fulfill orders for premiums.
  • Data entry.
  • Other duties as needed.

The person we seek should have the following qualities:

  • Self starter
  • People person who is always looking for ways to be helpful
  • Good writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Sensitivity to computer security issues
  • Ability to juggle several items at the same time with efficiency and grace
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Willingness to take the initiative to get things done
  • Ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound (just kidding!)

The Tor Project works on Internet freedom issues, and a commitment to free speech, privacy and innovation would be helpful.

Salary low- to mid-$40,000s, depending on experience.

This is a full-time position based in our new office in Seattle, WA. Inquiries about whether this job can be done remotely or part-time will not be answered. To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to No phone calls please!

The Tor Project, Inc. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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