Administrative Assistant


Title: Administrative Assistant

Position Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Hiring Range: $31,000 - $34,000

Reports to: Office Manager

Benefits: Full benefits including three weeks of vacation, every other Friday off, paid health days, paid family leave, retirement, health insurance, and more.




Founded in 1982, CWEE fosters personal and professional transformation for low-income parents through confidence building, customized skills training, and career advancement. CWEE believes that regardless of personal situations and other barriers to employment, when an appropriate level of education and support is provided, individuals can and will succeed. CWEE has a long history of expertise and knowledge in the field of workforce development. CWEE advocates on many levels – from work on poverty and education issues to core programs and services – and works tirelessly on behalf of those served. CWEE is now seeking to expand its funding base and dramatically accelerate the impact of its services.




We are currently searching for an Administrative Assistant with excellent customer service skills.  This person will need to have a cheerful disposition as the organization’s first official contact. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail is essential. The Administrative Assistant’s most important role is to courteously and efficiently answer, screen, direct and handle phone calls. The next priority is greeting guests, participants and staff in a friendly and professional manner while taking a trauma-informed approach. The Administrative Assistant will be fully engaged and busy from the first day and we guarantee there will never be a dull moment!



  • Maintain a Professional Learning Community at all times.
  • Deliver excellent customer service to participants, community members, and partners.
  • Manage all activities at front desk, including phone calls, in-person guests, participant inquiries, and administrative activities.
  • Maintain CWEE Calendar; send weekly overview to All-Staff at the start of each week.
  • Assist with managing CWEE’s First Impressions clothing and accessories boutique.
  • Order office supplies and track inventory.
  • Run errands efficiently on behalf of the operations team and as needed.
  • Work across departments on special projects.
  • Assist staff in setting up meeting rooms; including ordering food and supplies.
  • Set up participant breakroom each morning with a light breakfast and snacks.
  • Ensure staff and participant break rooms are clean and maintained.
  • Play lead role in supporting volunteer opportunities.



  • Two (2) years of experience in an administrative role or similar work experience, preferred.
  • Driver’s license, reliable vehicle and willingness to run scheduled errands.
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds, occasionally move office furniture and sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in an inclusive environment with diverse, economically disadvantaged populations.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and setting appropriate boundaries in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to handle multi-line phone system.
  • Ability to model professional dress and workplace conduct.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and internet.
  • Knowledge of office equipment, machinery and computer technology.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Must enjoy being around people, but also enjoy working independently.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and ask for support when needed.




Please submit a cover letter and resume to Michael Berlin at mberlin@cwee.org and use Administrative Assistant in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning immediately. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by 5:00p.m., Friday, August 9, 2019.



CWEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities and individuals dedicated to diversity and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply.

A criminal background check of 7 years is required.