Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit economic education organization. Started in Chicago in 1940, Junior Achievement of Chicago will serve 620,000 students throughout the metropolitan area this school year. We are passionate people dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. See the JA website at www.jachicago.org for more information.
This entry-level position is designed for someone who is looking to enhance their skills in communications, database, and administrative functionalities. The part-time Administrative Assistant will support the Development Team. The position includes managing all administrative duties related to the team’s fundraising efforts: BCRM data cleanup, gift acknowledgements, assisting with preparation for board orientations & meetings, keeping accurate board lists, assist with mailings, and other clerical duties as needed.
Provides administrative support for the Development Team. Additionally, provides backup administrative support for other Headquarters staff, as needed.
Assists with the management and administrative duties including, but not limited to the following: accurate board lists, board orientation packets, food/beverage needs for meetings, creating and editing documents as directed, maintaining an accurate database & paper files for board members & companies, taking and distributing messages.
Assists the HQ staff with preparations for area board meeting and committee meetings and follow-up. Provides support to each staff member and board committee lead.
Provides exceptional customer service & maintains professionalism; Performs general clerical duties, including but not limited to, photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing.
Assists with cleaning up data in BCRM system.
Prepares acknowledgement letters for donations on a regular basis.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office tools; BCRM experience is a plus
High School Diploma
Self-starter, Ability to manage multiple priorities is essential, good organizational skills
Proven ability to maintain confidential information
Proven experience in meeting deadlines and exceeding goals
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and be detail oriented to effectively handle administrative duties
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: sit, walk, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, continually required to talk or hear, occasionally required to bend, lift or climb, frequently required to lift and carry light weights (25-50 pounds) and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust or focus.
About Junior Achievement of Chicago
Junior Achievement of Chicago is a non profit that teaches students from kindergarten through 12th grade about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through hand on activities taught by business and community volunteers. Junior Achievement of Chicago empowers young people to own their economic success.