Receptionist & Administrative Assistant
ABOUT RED HOOK INITIATIVE (RHI)
Red Hook Initiative (RHI) is a community-based nonprofit working to improve the lives of the more than 6,500 residents of Red Hook Houses, Brooklyn’s largest public housing complex. RHI believes that the social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth, and that change in communities should come from within. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community, and society.
Youth development, community building, and community hiring are at the core of RHI’s approach to strengthen Red Hook’s future. Our model gives young people and residents the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to interrupt the systems and barriers that perpetuate historic inequities for the community. Residents lead the way toward a more equitable, hopeful future. Over our 20-year history, RHI’s model and dedicated team have been nationally recognized for its innovative, place-based approach to social change.
RHI creates a culture of excellence with our ten core values as the foundation: community leadership, mutual respect, welcoming space, strengths-based perspective, trust, high expectations, encouragement, inspiration, holistic approach and adaptability.
The receptionist/administrative assistant is responsible for answering phones and welcoming all employees and guests. This person is the first point of contact for visitors and supports them with inquiries. The receptionist/administrative assistant supports the full RHI staff, especially the Operations team, in the daily functions of the office and has additional responsibilities at the discretion of the Office Manager and Chief Administrative Officer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES
Office Reception, Finance, and Supervisory Duties:
May be assigned other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Director.
Experience + Education
WORKING CONDITIONS (ENVIRONMENT) & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
COMMITMENT TO DEI + EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
RHI actively engages individuals from all backgrounds and is committed to embracing diversity across all areas and aspects of the organization. We firmly believe that an atmosphere of civility and mutual respect towards individual differences and embracing an inclusive and equitable environment is indispensable to building a successful organization, contributing to a positive and meaningful employment experience for staff, and advancing the best possible outcomes for the clients served by RHI’s programs. We are also committed to community hiring and supporting the job prospects of Red Hook residents.
As an equal opportunity employer, RHI is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, or any other characteristic or basis prohibited by applicable law.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
RHI strives to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that reflects our core values and commitment to our employees. The salary range for this position is: $23 per hour commensurate with an employee’s or candidate’s competencies and experience. Additionally, RHI provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental and vision coverage, an employee assistance program (EAP), 403b retirement plan, flexible spending accounts for out-of-pocket health, dependent and commuter expenses, life insurance and 24 PTO days and “Summer Fridays,” when possible.
Please log on to the RHI career portal at: https://rhicenter.applicantpro.com/jobs/ be sure to attach your cover letter and resume as ONE COMBINED pdf.
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