Part-Time Contract Position: Nest Program Assistant

Nest is seeking a part-time experienced, proactive program assistant to work collaboratively with our team on specific short projects related to the expansion of our child sexual exploitation and violence prevention education programming. In this role, you will oversee tasks delegated to you by the Director of Programs, coordinate with all necessary contractors, and generally ensure that projects are moving forward on time and on budget.

This position will be a 10-20 hour/week independent contractor position to start, with the possibility of moving into a part-time and/or full-time staff position in the future.

We are seeking a candidate that is highly organized, adaptable, and able to prioritize tasks while working independently in a fast-paced environment at a time of tremendous growth. The ability to communicate clearly and efficiently, thrive in a small team, and be resourceful are must-have skills in this position.

Program Assistant Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Programs on expanding strengths-based child sexual violence prevention education in various cities and school districts across the United States.

  • Conduct research on statistics, demographics, school district contacts, conferences, and other data that will support program expansion.

  • Support event planning and logistics for public student-centered events.

  • Provide general assistance, just as copying, filing, scanning, mailing, and other administrative tasks.

  • Help with minor updates to organization’s website using the SquareSpace platform.

  • Coordinate efforts within the team and with outside contractors efficiently.

  • Report updates verbally and in written form to Director of Programs

  • Demonstrate commitment to constituents (teachers, counselors, and youth) needs and confidentiality continuously.

Program Assistant Requirements and Qualifications

  • Smart, versatile, organized, capable, quick and out-of the box thinker.

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ relevant work work experience.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Keen attention to detail and an aptitude for problem solving; resourceful.

  • Able to proactively address potential issues.

  • Collaborative working style and team-player attitude.

  • Positive and encouraging personality.

  • Able to work independently with little supervision.

  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic.

  • Reliable, trustworthy, and committed.

  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Able to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment.

  • Able to focus in a small office.

  • Appreciation for file-naming protocols and organized folders.

  • Excellent computer skills. We use the following apps and programs to organize our work and facilitate collaboration among remote colleagues: Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), Slack,, Lightroom, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Pages, Keynote, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Excel.

How to apply: Please submit your application using the following form. Email responses will not be reviewed:

Compensation: $10-$15/hour based on experience.

Location: Our office is located in Larchmont Village, Los Angeles. Please note that this is not a remote position.

Volunteer Opportunity: Administrative and Data Support (Short-Term)


Nest Foundation is looking for a detail-oriented, tech-savvy, experienced volunteer to help us measure our progress. We are currently piloting a sexual violence prevention curriculum in high schools and need help entering survey data into google spreadsheets to prepare it for analysis.

Duties include:

* Reviewing paper surveys and inputting data into a digital format (using google forms)
* Supporting us with small administrative tasks if interest/skills align.
* Helping with data entry of paper sign-ups for Nest newsletter after events etc.

Note that volunteers in this position:

* Must pay careful attention to detail
* Must take pride in work
* Must value accuracy
* Must be confident with data entry
* Must be able to provide at least one reference
* Must be comfortable working independently


  • This position can serve to give someone just starting out space to innovate and improve our processes or someone with years of experience could significantly contribute to our work by helping us complete our evaluations.

  • Letters of recommendation and references can be provided after serving committed amount of time.

Duration & Hours: We are asking for 4-6 hours per week and a 2 to 3 month commitment but are flexible.

Schedule: can be discussed during interview

Location: Nest Foundation Office, Larchmont Village, Los Angeles

Required Experience: High School Diploma or professional experience. Demonstrated attention to detail.

To Apply:

    •   Please send your resume to
    •   Please include SURVEYS VOLUNTEER in your subject line.

Nest Foundation

Equity, Inclusion and Non-Discrimination Policy

Nest Foundation is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all those we come into contact with including board, staff, volunteers, students, parents, educators, community partners, and the public.  Our organizational values embrace the diversity of experiences and knowledge among all those we interact with.  

Our commitment is to operate programs and services that are inclusive, respectful and that honor all cultural perspectives. We treat all individuals with respect and dignity and we work to ensure that our organizational culture reflects our values of relationship building, peacemaking, inclusiveness and accountability. We integrate inclusiveness and diversity by honoring the beliefs, language, opinions, interpersonal styles and values of all individuals.

We are intentional in our continued effort to grow diversity among our board, staff and community partners, and to cultivate an environment in which all who are involved in our organization feel included, respected, and embraced.  

Nest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer/organization. As such, Nest Foundation offers equal opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination.

All board members, employees and volunteers are expected to adhere to and embrace the spirit of the equity and inclusion values statement as well as the spirit and the letter of all Nest Foundation policies. The exercise of rights protected by applicable federal, state, and local equal employment opportunities laws such as filing complaints, participating in investigations, compliance reviews and related administrative proceedings, and lawfully opposing unlawful practices under these laws is protected activity for which harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination will not be tolerated.

Employees and volunteers who believe they are being or have been unlawfully discriminated or retaliated against must immediately report the incident to the program manager and director. Nest Foundation does not authorize or condone unlawful discrimination or retaliation. If any employee or volunteer is found to have unlawfully discriminated or retaliated against any other employee or volunteer, appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination will be taken.

  It is the responsibility of the board of directors and organization management to ensure effective implementation of these policies.