Administrative Assistant

at International Rescue Committee
Published November 1, 2022
Location Elizabeth, United States of America
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


The IRC in New Jersey helps refugees, immigrants, and other community members achieve thriving, self-sufficient lives through a continuum of programs and services including refugee resettlement; immigration legal assistance; education and learning; health and wellness; and economic empowerment.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Administrative Assistantis responsible for both receptionist services and administrative duties for the IRC in New Jersey office.


Greet visitors, ascertain their needs, answer basic questions, and direct them to the appropriate staff person or department. Manage flow of visitors during peak periods such as open office hours.
Answer and direct incoming telephone calls. Take messages and answer basic questions.
Assist with safety and security measures as required.
Order and maintain stock of needed office supplies. Review inventory and monitor prices.
Maintain office equipment including copier, fax, printer, scanner and projector in good working order. Arrange for maintenance and repair as needed.
Maintain donations inventory.
Responsible for making ID badges and maintaining office photo lists.
Liaise with building super on maintenance concerns. Monitor ongoing required maintenance.
Liaise with cleaning company on daily service.
Serve as first point of contact for IT issues, maintain familiarity with servers, network router, and other system equipment. Monitor telephone system; update voice mail and extensions as needed for new staff, and maintain office phone list.
Ensure new staff and interns have access to ID cards, swipe cards and office keys.
Coordinate calendaring and use of shared spaces such as conference rooms and classrooms.
Receive and distribute mail. Process outgoing mail and deposit in mailbox on daily basis.
Comply with agency policies and protocol


High school diploma required; some university education preferred

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