Program Assistant – Racial and Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition – Sacramento, CA





Position Title: REMHDCOProgram Assistant

Employment Status: Full Time Exempt

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience plus health, dental, vision, retirement and paid parking

Provide program-specific and general office support; includes extensive meeting support, grant support, and working with other program and administrative staff to accomplish routine office tasks. Includes some travel and interaction with range of mental health providers, consumers, and multicultural communities.


    REMHDCO Support

Make all arrangements for meetings for REMHDCO and California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Multicultural Coalition (CMMC), including conference calls
For all meetings and calls, take minutes and submit drafts to Program Director; distribute when final
Compile and assemble meeting materials
Send group distribution emails
Manage calendar for REMHDCO and CMMC
Manage electronic files
Create and maintain paper filing system
Arrange travel as needed for staff and meeting participants
Attend meetings and provide logistical support

Grant Funded Projects

Assisting with preparation of deliverables to be submitted to grantor
Support budgeting and reporting activities for grant

General Office Support

Distribute mail and faxes
Answer phones
Assist with assembly of meeting materials
Maintain kitchen area and supplies
Open/close the office
Other duties as assigned


High School Diploma or equivalent
Course work in business practices, computer software- postsecondary preferred

Experience and Knowledge

2 years experience working in office setting with increasingly complex set of responsibilities and level of independence
Prefer fast-paced environment in government or non-profit setting
Familiarity with grant-funded projects preferred
Experience working in multicultural environment

Skills and Abilities

Advanced user of MS Outlook
Intermediate to advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
Beginner Access user
Able to navigate the Internet effectively
Strong editing and writing skills
Strong attention to detail
Experience working with multicultural communities
Work effectively and comfortably with a range of government, agency and community personnel as well as with mental health consumers
Ability to plan meetings and negotiate with meeting venues and vendors
Strong time management skills
Organized and able to manage large volumes of documents
Comfortable working in team environment and doing whatever it takes to accomplish the mission
Able to work independently and proactively Good interpersonal skills
Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy Good problem solving skills
Able to gracefully manage competing priorities

Employees of MHAC are at-will employees and

subject to California labor laws.

How to apply

Please submit the information noted below to Please reply with interest no later than March 23, 2015. No phone calls please.

Cover letter
Writing sample
Three professional references