Call for Applications: Assistant Director – Remote

Position Description: Assistant Director

September 2021

The 88 Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in the United States. Founded in 2012, The 88 Project supports and encourages freedom of expression in Vietnam by sharing the stories of and advocating for Vietnamese activists who are persecuted because of their peaceful dissent.

The 88 Project is looking for an Assistant Director to join our dynamic and international team to further our mission. This is a remote, part-time, independent contractor position with flexible working hours and negotiable compensation. The hours for this position are expected to be 20-25 hours per month (roughly 5-6 hours per week) as a start, with the potential for more hours and growth with the organization for the right applicant and as funds are available. This is a grant-funded position. 


Grant Management:

  • Track deadlines for grant reporting
  • Draft narrative updates for grant reporting
  • Draft financial reports for grant reporting 
  • Communicate with grantors about updates/progress reports, requests for payment, etc

Human Resources:

  • Communicate with staff and contractors regarding payments and administrative issues
  • Revise contractor and staff contracts annually, along with Board and Co-Directors
  • Purchase software for team members and provide access/training as needed
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, and training new staff
  • On-board new hires and keep training documents updated
  • Ensure staff have access to updated security materials and software and understand security and confidentiality policies 


  • Pay invoices/reimbursements 
  • Work closely with Accountant for bank reconciliation, taxes, payroll, etc
  • Track expenses by grant and grant category in a master list
  • Update Board and staff on financial position as needed
  • Categorize, label, and upload bank statements, bills, timesheets, invoices, receipts, and other supporting documents to electronic files
  • Prepare and send needed materials for audit 
  • Track donations and send thank you letters to donors


  • Work closely with the whole team, providing assistance for other projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors


  • Prior experience working in a nonprofit management setting
  • Demonstrated interest on human rights and social justice issue preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, problem solving, data analysis, personnel management, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and digital skills; excellent attention to detail 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Basic knowledge of financial principles and bookkeeping 
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team player
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree in a related field preferred 

To apply 

  • To learn more, or to apply, please contact us at For applications, please submit a resume and cover letter, with indication of the desired level of compensation and number of working hours. 
  • Reports to: Co-Directors