The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2018 by Taraji P. Henson and led by Executive Director, Tracie Jade Jenkins. The foundation is named in honor of Ms. Henson’s father, Boris Lawrence Henson, who suffered with mental health challenges as a result of his tour of duty in the Vietnam War. We are committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need.
Title: Administrative Assistant
Status: Part-Time (up to 20 hours per week)
Term: 3 months (renewal contingent upon performance)
Trial Period: 30 days
Employment Type: Independent Contractor
Works closely and effectively with the Director, Operations and Strategy, ED’s Executive Assistant, Chief of Staff, and BLHF team, keeping them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities and following up appropriately; Provides a bridge for smooth communications between the DOS, internal team and key external relationships; demonstrating authenticity and diplomacy to maintain credibility, trust, and integrity. Manages the DOS schedule and organization Master calendar. Manages and addresses inquiries in the BLHF Info mailbox. Routes calls and messages from the main BLHF telephone tree. Receives and routes correspondence and documents that require the DOS and ED’s review. Ensures that the DOS and ED in collaboration with the EA are properly scheduled and equipped with all support materials related to each meeting. Manages the preparation, takes notes, and initiates action items for various internal and external meetings, including senior staff meetings, board and advisory council meetings, and partnership meetings. Assists in the preparation of materials and organizing of confidential files. Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters independently, expeditiously, and proactively; and demonstrates great follow-through on projects to ensure successful completion, often with short deadlines; Provides project management support for organization-wide initiatives led by the DOS, including management’s role in operations and strategic planning.
Hourly Rate: $15.00 – $22.00
Start Date: September 1, 2021
Schedule: Monday thru Friday, flexible hours between 8:00am and 4:00pm (ET), evening, and weekends, as needed and contingent on project
Pay Period: Sunday – Saturday bi-weekly
Payment: Direct Deposit
Timesheet: Daily time entry in Avaza required.