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  • Writer's pictureShannon Wong Lerner, Ph.D.

Are You an Experienced VA Who Wants to Work for a Company Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion?

Updated: Jul 13, 2021

Are you a Virtual Assistant Unicorn ๐Ÿฆ„ looking to be hired? Do you want to only work for a company that values diversity and inclusion? Then see the job description below.

Yes, you can have your rainbow cake and eat it too! ๐ŸŒˆ

Virtual Assistant Job Description

Position Overview

Hi, I'm Dr. Shannon Wong Lerner, Communication Coach Thought Leader focused on helping diverse professionals with career-related and other communication needs. I provide 1-1 services, keynotes, and trainings to individuals and organizations. Many of my clients are entrepreneurs and C-Suite executives. And teams of multitalented and multipassionate people. I have exciting new projects in the worksโ€“so many that I need to find some good people to join my team.

Right now, I have a graphic designer, a podcast producer, and a project manager on board. I need a VA or Executive Assistant who can work remotely to complete my team. For all social media tasks, you will largely be the last person in the chain of command to complete those duties listed below. But last is not least! This step is extremely important for my business to function. :-)

I am looking for an experienced Virtual Assistant who can proficiently complete the following duties:

Required Qualifications:

๐ŸŒˆ Blog management including image editing and formatting

๐ŸŒˆ Social media scheduling and management

๐ŸŒˆ Graphic design for social media and other promotional posts using Canva / the ability to use Canva to edit images

๐ŸŒˆ Transcribe audio files and make sure they match the recordings

๐ŸŒˆ Light administrative work related to scheduling, customer service, networking, proposals and contracts, accounting and potentially lead generation & sales

๐ŸŒˆ Familiarity with ZOOM, MS Word, Excel, Dubsado, Hootsuite, Descript, Google Docs, Notion, Trello, YouTube, DropBox, and Canva and enough technical skills to help troubleshoot a tech problem

You should:

๐ŸŒˆ Love taking charge of tasks and developing systems

๐ŸŒˆ Be mindful of hours and weekly updates

๐ŸŒˆ Be looking for a long-term client

๐ŸŒˆ Be willing to take the Meyer's Briggs personality test before an interview if necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

๐ŸŒˆ Produce, and if needed, edit podcast videos, audio, and promotional material

๐ŸŒˆ Familiarity with Streamyard, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe Creative Cloud

This is a part-time role (independent contractor, to start) that reports directly to the team's project manager, and, at times, Dr. Shannon. It is a remote, work-from-home position. The hourly rate is $25โ€“$35 an hour depending on qualifications and experience. With up to 15-20 hours a month. You should have at least one and a halfโ€“2 years of VA experience under your belt. You should be a professional VA who really loves being a VA!

You must be able to accept payment electronically by Venmo or PayPal.

This position will also require flexibility, including working occasional evenings and weekends. Additionally, I run several events and/or live courses each year which could require your attendance online.


Dr. Shannon Wong Lerner is a solo entrepreneur who has run her heart-centered communication business since 2016.

My mission is to empower diverse professionals and entrepreneurs as communicators, for their personal brand, and as speakers. In my keynotes and group trainings, I focus on integrating DEI and communication skills so organizations know how to speak and act regarding timely issues and events that effect diverse people. And know what to do to take action to prevent harmful actions or microaggressions against diverse people. I consider myself to be a unicorn because I don't know of another queer BIPOC, API communication coach & consultant who provides a full-service ONE STOP SHOP for diverse people and corganizations. I know what it's like to be silenced. And to feel invisible in the academic and professional world. It is my life's calling to share what I've learned in the last 20 years. But I can't do it alone. I seek another unicorn to help me continue this work. Come join my company and grow with me as a professional and person!


I am looking for a highly motivated, curious, warm-hearted, hard-working, virtual assistant who prides themselves on being a good communicator, detail-oriented, and a self-starter. If you believe in my efforts and think your core values and skill set fit with the goals and aims of my business. Contact me. I would love to hear from you.

My mission is to empower all diverse people including but not limited to: BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, GNCโ€“genderqueer, non-binary, trans individuals, and the intersectionally diverse.

If you are interested in this position, send me:

๐Ÿฆ„ a cover letter,

๐Ÿฆ„ a resume,

both no more than 2 pages each,

๐Ÿฆ„ and explain why you would like to work for me.

๐Ÿฆ„ And how your experience makes you a good fit.

๐Ÿฆ„ Send your best examples of the digital work I've listed in the "qualifications" section including blogs, podcasts, graphic design, promotional material, etc.

Send no more than 2-4 examples TOTAL.

๐Ÿฆ„ Please include your experience with the technologies listed in the job posting. If you don't have experience with some of these, please explain the relevant experience with other ones that compare.

Send your application to Dr. Shannon Wong Lerner via

I look forward to hearing from you!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Shannon Wong Lerner

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