Deadline: June 15, 2023
Join a dynamic team of nonprofit professionals and conservationists who are dedicated to helping protect the natural beauty and historic features of St. Simons Island. While this is an entry-level position, it is the perfect opportunity for someone who is interested in the nonprofit sector and/or conservation to grow within the organization, to learn new skills, to take on additional responsibilities, and to become an integral part of a hardworking team. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys interacting with lots of different people in a fast-paced environment where no day is the same and where he/she/they will be assisting other staff members on items as diverse as event planning, bulk mailings, answering the phone, maintaining supplies, and greeting the many volunteers, donors, board members and others who visit our office regularly. If you’re detail oriented, organized, have a sense of humor, and care deeply about the environment and the island, this could be the place for you.
The SSLT Administrative Assistant is in most cases the “point of first contact” with visitors and callers to the Land Trust. This position is therefore critically important in setting the tone for supporter appreciation, board and partner communications, and marketing of the organization. The Administrative Assistant supports all aspects of the Land Trust’s work – from fundraising to land stewardship to community outreach – with a particular focus on supporting colleagues and helping the office to run smoothly and efficiently.
PRIMARY DAY-TO-DAY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include being the face and voice of the Land Trust by welcoming visitors to the office in a gracious and professional way including being knowledgeable about the organization’s mission, upcoming events, operational hours at SSLT properties, dates and times of Volunteer Orientations, and other information callers need to know. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
The SSLT Administrative Assistant should be a highly organized and detail-oriented person with strong social and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate should be a team player and someone with a positive outlook, good sense of humor, friendly outgoing presence, and someone who has strong verbal, writing, and editing skills. The Administrative Assistant needs to have basic technology skills and be proficient at using WORD, creating, and maintaining Excel spreadsheets, and assisting with PowerPoint presentations.
Based on qualifications and availability of the ideal applicant, and on the needs of the employee and the Land Trust, this could be either an hourly, part-time position or, after a 90-day review, a full-time position. The SSLT Administrative Assistant will be a direct report to the Finance & Operations Director. Although he/she will support all departments of the Land Trust, and the Leadership Team in particular, all special requests for assistance will go through the Finance & Operations Director.
Part-time employees are paid an hourly wage that is competitive and based on experience and qualifications. If, after a 90-day review, the employee moves to a full-time position, the individual would become eligible for a salaried position with accompanying benefits, including insurance, vacation hours, and other PTO.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $17.01 – $20.48 per hour
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Experience: Customer service (Preferred)
Work Location: In person