The Citizens Awareness Foundation, Inc. is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the proposition that members of the public have a right to know what their government is doing in their name and at their expense. To that end the Foundation seeks to empower citizens to exercise their “right to know” by providing free educational materials and programs, and when appropriate, taking legal action to enforce the public’s right of access to public records and public meetings.
The Foundation regularly audits state and local public agencies and vendors for their compliance with Florida’s expansive open government laws. These audits are conducted in-person and electronically.
In addition to testing agencies for compliance, the Foundation engages in public policy research. Often, the results of this research are provided to media outlets and become the basis for various mainstream and new media stories.
The Foundation also hosts free educational programs. These programs are designed to equip members of the public, the media and public officials with a better understanding of the public’s right to know.
The Foundation’s efforts often expose violations of the Public Records Act and the Sunshine Laws as well as other civil rights violations and may seem controversial to some folks. The Foundation is, however, non-partisan and does not promote any particular political agenda. Rather the Foundation simply seeks to promote the public’s right to know so that citizens can make informed decisions.
The Foundation also frequently engages in civil litigation in order to vindicate the public’s civil rights.
The Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for an Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. The successful applicant must:
- Have a comprehensive knowledge of MS Office;
- Be able to use social media including Facebook;
- Be comfortable using WordPress;
- Be able to engage in detailed on-line research relating to specific news topics including civil rights and government transparency issues;
- Be comfortable working independently and without direct supervision;
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Be detailed oriented, and;
- Have excellent organizational skills.
This is a full-time position.
The principle job responsibilities of the position include, but are not necessarily limited to, assisting the Executive Director with general administrative support, making travel arrangements, answering the telephone, responding to email correspondence, maintaining and updating the Foundation’s website (WordPress), doing detailed on-line research, updating the Foundation’s open government database (MS Access – no programing is required), scheduling and planning educational events, tracking the progress of litigation, etc.
Compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s skills and experience.
Interested applicants should email their resume to joelchandler@CitizensAwarenessFoundation.org.