Part-time Summer Job Opening for Operations Assistant

Water for South Sudan (WFSS) seeks a temporary part-time Operations Assistant to assist our Director of Operations.

Initial focus will be to locate possible drilling rig manufacturers, and communicate with them regarding machine specifications and requirements.  Operations Assistant will also offer general support for Director of Operations.

Position will be up to 20 hours per week, for 10 weeks, approximately June 5 to August 11. Work to be done remotely, with access to WFSS offices as needed.


Operations Assistant responsibilities:


·       Conduct research to locate manufacturers that conform with WFSS drilling rig requirements

·       Communicate with manufacturers to determine those that meet drilling rig requirements for the best price

·       Serve as liaison between Director of Operations and manufacturers

·       Make recommendations based on research

·       Work with Director of Operations & Executive Director in general support of WFSS operations 


Candidates must have one to two years of engineering coursework at the college level.


In addition, candidates must have:

·       Excellent computer knowledge and skills

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills

·       Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently

·       Ability to deal with foreign vendors with tact and courtesy

·       Ability to envision how manufacturer’s specifications may/may not meet our requirements and be able to technically discuss the differences with the manufacturer

·       Own computer and access to internet


Application deadline:  May 5, 2017

Please send cover letter and resume to Lynn Malooly, Executive Director at