Jan 29, 2019
Randi Aho Featured
I was excited to learn of the Program Officer, Education Policy & Advocacy position with United Way of Greater Los Angeles as I knew my background would meet the needs of the post. I have been looking for an opportunity that would allow me to continue to work in non-profit management with an organization whose mission resonates with me, and I am certain this position would meet those goals by combining my program management experience with my commitment to social justice and education equity. I am also certain my skills and experience make me a great fit for the position. I attended graduate school at Columbia University where I received a Master of International Affairs, concentrating in policy and human rights. After graduating, I worked as the Program Coordinator for a program that recruited international fellows, and was responsible for supporting all aspects of the fellowship. In my recent role as Program Manager with the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, I was responsible for managing all event logistics; building partnerships with students, peer institutions, advocates, and social justice communities; liaising with speakers and partners; and, working directly with the Executive Director to ensure the Institute’s programing ran smoothly from conception to execution. In managing the Institute’s communications, I developed a communications strategy; drafted, edited, and produced press releases; ran the social media accounts; produced the Institute’s newsletter; collected information on program performance; and, networked to promote and facilitate the Institute’s programs. Overseeing the Institute’s finances, I also managed program grants; developed the operational budget and other project budgets; assisted in grant application and reporting processes; and, worked with vendors on services and contracts. Moreover, I recruited and supervised visiting scholars, interns, work-study students, and volunteers who assisted in our programing. Finally, having worked in non-profits for many years, I have fine-tuned my ability to juggle multiple tasks, find creative solutions, and take initiative in fast-paced and demanding environments.
Program Officer Sunland, Shadow Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA