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Friday, October 24, 2014

Administrative Assistant, Crittenton Women's Union, Brighton, MA

Administrative Assistant

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Posted by: Crittenton Women's Union

As a leading nonprofit innovator that combines program delivery, independent research, and public advocacy to help lift low-income women and their families out of poverty, Crittenton Women's Union (CWU) offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities. When you join CWU, you become part of deeply committed team that serves between 1,100 and 1,500 people annually through its mobility mentoring, housing, education, and workforce development programs.
Crittenton Women's Union is a high-performing and innovative organization whose work is achieved through the fundamental values of inclusiveness and diversity, mutual respect, support, and learning.
Position: Administrative Assistant for Supportive Housing and STEPS Scattered Sites Program
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for administering all activities required to maintain and enhance the operations of the Supportive Housing and STEPS Scattered Sites programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining relationships with property managers/landlords regarding maintenance of apartments, maintaining leases, overseeing furniture and apartment supplies; and, providing administrative support to the management team such as, assisting with housing search activities, development of and participation in workshops/groups that promote focus on guest well-being and self-sufficiency, data management, and general clerical work. The goal of this position is to ensure efficient operations in order to obtain program and organizational goals. This position is non-exempt.
  • Strong computer and Microsoft Suite skills; Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to details.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a diverse environment with a focus on quality customer service.
  • Strong problem solving skills and decision making.
  • Ability to work independently with assignments achieving timely completion.
  • High School or GED is required; some college is preferred.
  • At least two years of full time or equivalent part time, secratarial experience with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic functions.
  • Access to a reliable car.
  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching and ability to lift up to 25 pounds. 
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. 
  • Requires normal range of hearing and eye sight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. 
  • Work is performed in the community and in an office environment. 
  • Work may be stressful at times.

To be considered an applicant for this position, please complete the online employment application:

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