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We're Hiring an Executive Assistant!

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Disabled Hikers is seeking an Executive Assistant. The mission of Disabled Hikers is to build disability community and justice in the outdoors, towards a vision of an outdoors culture transformed by representation, access, and justice. The Executive Assistant will work directly with the Founder and Director, Syren Nagakyrie, to provide administrative and program support. This role is a crucial component of the organization’s support structure and has the opportunity for growth as the organization grows.

To apply, please complete this Google Form. Applications due May 5th!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program support, to include tracking and coordinating multiple project elements at a time

  • Organizing events

  • Calendar management, to include coordinating travel and speaking engagements

  • Creating and scheduling social media content, including writing image descriptions

  • Transcribing and editing audio recordings

  • Coordinating and editing blog posts

  • Conducting research, to include trail information and potential grants

  • Outreach and communication with community members and partners

  • Other administrative tasks


  • Remote contract position with a minimum one year commitment

  • 10 hours per week

  • $15-$20 per hour depending on experience We are open to alternative compensation arrangements for candidates with income restrictions.

  • Candidates must be in the United States and able to accommodate a Pacific time zone schedule for meetings. Must have availability every week.

  • Preference for someone who can attend in person events 1-2 times per year.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in administrative or project support roles, paid or unpaid

  • Experience working with community-led organizations or nonprofits

  • Strong time management, organization, and communication skills. We recognize that organization and communication is different for everyone.

  • Ability to track, prioritize, and manage multiple projects at once.

  • Comfortable working in a collaborative manner, while also being able to work independently and accommodate shifting availability of Director

  • Comfortable with taking initiative, making suggestions, and receiving constructive feedback

  • Experience with disability, chronic illness, Deaf, Blind, and/or neurodivergent communities

  • Comfortable with discussing and navigating access needs

  • Familiarity with Disability Justice

  • Familiarity with justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

  • Interested in creating more accessible opportunities in the outdoors, hiking, or nature

  • Comfortable with or able to learn Wix, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365

  • Must have a personal computer with reliable access to the internet. We can discuss options if this is a barrier.

  • Comfortable with the spelling, grammar, and sentence structure of the English language.

  • BONUS: experience with developing training programs. We can discuss higher compensation for someone with this skillset.

Application Process

  • To request accommodations, please send an email to

  • Use this form to submit your application by Friday, May 5.

  • Candidates selected for the next round will be asked to submit an example of a project they coordinated, an example of their organizing style, and a writing or editing sample.

  • Final candidates will be invited to a virtual meeting interview with Syren Nagakyrie.

Disabled, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, poor/low income, and multiply-marginalized individuals strongly encouraged to apply.

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