Friends of the Children’s mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty for the highest priority youth in our community through a 12 ½ year program that emphasizes development of socio-emotional assets and the skills to succeed in post-secondary programs and sustainable careers. We are seeking a motivated Administration Assistant to join our diverse team of dedicated and passionate professionals.
Friends of the Children is at an exciting point in our trajectory. We have completed a year-long racial equity initiative, in partnership with the Center for Equity & Inclusion, and are poised to transform our organization through the development and implementation of a staff-driven equity action plan. We are also in the process of developing a five-year strategic plan that provides an opportunity for this position to impact our long term development strategies and goals.
Required Skills, Abilities and Experience:
Requires outstanding organizational and time management skills. Ability to plan, organize and implement multiple projects concurrently, meet deadlines, and follow up as required.
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Highly skilled in MS Office. Demonstrated ability to draft and produce accurate and professional meeting minutes and reports.
Excellent customer service skills and a positive, customer-oriented attitude.
Ability to take initiative, anticipate and resolve issues.
Ability to “manage up” and proactively assist organizational leaders to ensure deadlines are met and details are followed through.
Ability to positively motivate colleagues from other departments to support fundraising work.
Experience working with volunteers.
Experience with a fundraising database preferred, experience with The Raiser Edge and Greater Giving applications strongly preferred.
Must be available for occasional evening and weekend work due to special events.
Must be able to follow established office opening and closing procedures including physical ability to open outside gate.
Education and Experience:
Minimum of HS diploma or equivalent, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
Three to five years administrative support experience including senior- level support.
Additional Job Requirements:
Maintain current driver’s license, good driving record, and vehicle insurance.
Hourly Wage Range: $14-$16 per hour, 15 hours per week, non-exempt.
Friends of the Children is committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.