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  • Receptionist

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Job Title:       Receptionist

Date:             June 2017

Reports To:   Chief Financial Officer

Location:       Main Office, 22 Keith Avenue, Suite 100 Barre, VT 05641

Office Hours: 8:00AM-4:00PM

Position Summary:

The primary functions of the Receptionist are to act as the first point of contact for Downstreet at reception, manage the office including facility and equipment, and provide administrative support to the management team.

 General Duties

  1. Communicate on the phone, at reception window, and electronically in a positive and respectful manner with all customers including but not limited to applicants, residents, homeownership center clients, community members, co-workers, volunteers, and visitors.
  2. Provide administrative support to the Executive Director, Board, and Management Team
  3. Open, date stamp, sort and distribute the office mail.
  4. Log all checks and money orders into tracking software.
  5. Receive and enter all walk-in maintenance work order requests into tracking software.
  6. Manage the office supplies, office filing systems (including off-site file storage), and office equipment including the fax, copiers, telephones etc.
  7. Manage the cleaning contract for the office.
  8. Manage the use of the Downstreet training and conference room with office staff and outside groups.
  9. Coordinate staff’s information technology requests and act as Downstreet’s main point of contact with the IT, phone, internet vendors.
  10. Schedule and coordinate monthly board meetings, prepare and distribute monthly board packets.
  11. Schedule and coordinate meetings for Executive Director.
  12. Participate in applicable staff meetings and other staff events.
  13. Other relevant administrative duties as assigned.

 Standards of Conduct:

  1. Demonstrates a commitment to the mission and values of Downstreet.
  2. Demonstrates respectful and effective communication with co-workers, customers, vendors and others.
  3. Protects the privacy and confidentiality of information related to participants, families, staff and general housing operations.
  4. Communicates a positive image about Downstreet to the community.
  5. Adheres to all safety practices, rules and standards throughout the work day.
  6. Demonstrates a commitment to quality and proactively seeks to make improvements to systems and processes.
  7. Maintains a professional appearance that is appropriate for his/her position.
  8. Reports to work on time, provides advance notice for time off, completes timesheets accurately and appropriately manage time.
  9. Demonstrates a commitment to integrity in work habits and employing agency resources.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  1. Must be able to lift/push up to 25 pounds.
  2. Must be accepting of health conditions and behavior of participants.
  3. Must be adaptable to working in an ever changing, demanding work environment.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work at Downstreet to hr@downstreet.org

or mail to:

Attn: Human Resource
Downstreet Housing  Community Development
22 Keith Ave., Ste. 100
Barre. VT 05641