Can you imagine not being able to read an email? Or not knowing how to sign your name legibly? That is the reality for 32,000,000 people in the United States. In Massachusetts alone, 17% of adults are considered at risk for difficulties using and comprehending print material.
At First Literacy, we are committed to helping adults in Massachusetts improve their literacy skills so they can succeed in every aspect of their lives. This means helping adult learners continue their education and championing the incredible teachers that are on the front lines of the fight for adult literacy. Through our free professional development workshops for teachers, grants for innovative new programs, and scholarships for adults continuing to higher education or vocational training, we support the continuum of Adult Basic Education and help adult learners achieve their full potential.
First Literacy is a small organization whose work helps approximately 6,000 adult learners each year.
With two full-time and three part-time staff members, this part-time Administrative Assistant position is an excellent opportunity for a person attending school part-time, entering or re-entering the workforce, or someone who prefers to work school hours.
About the Administrative Assistant Position:
This part-time position is an essential part of the First Literacy Team. The Administrative Assistant will support the work of everyone on the team: the Executive Director, Program Director, Development Director, Marketing and Communications Director, and the Program Communications and Data Management Associate.
The Administrative Assistant will:
Provide support to all staff members: Helping with projects, creating and printing thank-you letters, assisting at in-person events, etc.
Do data entry in Civi, our CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system
Do some bookkeeping (inputting expenses, printing checks) using Quick Books
Manage donor mailings
Organize and maintain the office, especially supplies and storage
Manage some ongoing projects, such as our small Lending Library
Complete any other duties as assigned
This is a part-time position. This person needs to be in the office at 160 Boylston Street the majority of their time; ideally, they would be able to work three or four hours per day, for a total of 12-15 hours per week. Pay is $18/hour. There are no benefits.
Experience with MS Office required. Some experience with QuickBooks preferred (or has the interest and ability to learn how to use QuickBooks). Able to manage multiple projects at the same time, good attention to detail, and is pleasant and responsible.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Terry Witherell, Executive Director, at email@example.com