Join our team! START is looking for an Administrative Assistant
November 6, 2017

Position Overview 

The Administrative Assistant provides general and financial support of day-to-day operations of organization that strengthen START’s programs, activities, and organizational well-being. Roles include booking and reconciling travel, daily office operational needs, and other duties as assigned.  This is a unique opportunity as the staff are moving to working fully remotely, with only the Executive Director maintaining an office at a co-working space in Washington, DC.  While this position would also be remote, they would be expected to work in the office with the Executive Director and other staff on average three days per week.

Specific responsibilities for this position: 

  • Provide general administrative and clerical support
  • Open, Sort and Distribute incoming correspondence
  • Book travel for staff and program participants, including attendees at various international conferences managed by START
  • Prepare the monthly financial files for review by the Director of Finance and external accountants
  • Develop and maintain a filing system that is efficient and usable for remote staff
  • Scan all documents into online filing system
  • Update social media accounts as needed in collaboration with Communications Specialist
  • Submit and reconcile travel and expense reports
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers
  • Pay bills and process payments to vendors

Specific requirements: 

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Attention to detail and problem solving
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work across cultures
  • Proficiency in office programs (Excel, Word, etc)
  • Familiarity with general budgeting, financial reporting and accounting principles

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contacts of at least three (3) professional references to to no later than November 22, 2017.

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