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Administrative Assistant - Site Based

Department: ABRAHAM RESIDENCE I
Location: Brooklyn, NY

FLSA: Non-Exempt/Overtime Eligible

Benefits: Eligible

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time 

Position Summary:

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. Met Council’s ten different departments are staffed by experts who helped over 305,000 clients in 2021 and continuously advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our holistic programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our award-winning family violence program to comprehensive Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 101 food pantries, 20 affordable housing sites, and 15 JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

The Administrative Assistant will ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of the Single Room Occupancy building’s administrative office and support the work of management, maintenance, and security.

Principal Responsibilities:

Competencies:

  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Organization: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.

Skill and Education:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Post secondary education in Business, Computers, or Office Management is a plus
  • 1-3 years experience in an office setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Bilingual-Russian is a plus
  • Experience with DHS/HRA/HPD, CAPS and Salesforce is a plus

Physical Demands:

  1. Required Constantly:  Walking, sitting, grasping, bending, stooping, squatting, computer input, finger dexterity and coordination of hand, eye and foot.
  2. Required Frequently: Standing and climbing stairs; carrying laptop & files (approx. 8-10 lbs)
  3. Required Occasionally: Reaching above the shoulder, and lifting 5-25 pounds, pushing and pulling

Compensation: $20.50/hour

Benefits: Major medical, dental, vision and life insurance; pre-tax commuter benefits; FSA; 403(b) with employer contribution; plus generous vacation, sick leave and holidays.