2019 - Administrative Assistant

Department: Corporate
Location: New York, NY
Job Code: 183
# of Openings: 1

Description

Next Street: Where teamwork and entrepreneurship meet

Next Street was founded in 2005 with the belief that small businesses are the engines of inclusive growth in underserved markets. Serving as trusted advisor to some of the country’s most dynamic organizations, Next Street revolutionizes how organizations provide capital, customers and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. We create strategies and tools for public, private and social institutions to drive equitable small business growth in the communities across the US. Next Street directly serves hundreds of individual businesses every day through tailored small business development services and programs.

We look for professionals who aim to combine their diverse backgrounds and experiences with a passion for mission, offering our team members an unparalleled opportunity to work at the intersection of doing well and doing good. Next Street is a for-profit ‘business for good’ and a certified B Corporation with offices in New York, Chicago, and Boston.

Position Summary:

Next Street is seeking a candidate that is driven to learn and grow as a critical member of a fast-paced, mission-driven company. This position will work directly with the firm’s Partners and leadership team on a day-to-day basis, which will provide direct access to the operations of the business. As a small firm, we offer significant opportunity to stretch and seek candidates with an entrepreneurial drive and an appetite to contribute in building the firm. The ideal candidate will execute their administrative responsibilities seamlessly and proactively collaborate on other projects as needed or as it aligns with interests. We are seeking a candidate that is open to learning new things and can problem solve independently for a variety of administrative situations. This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate who is organized, efficient, and motivated to mold and grow this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Next Street’s Partners to manage their calendars and travel – communicate with internal and external high level stakeholders
  • Partner with Finance & Operations Manager to manage and process management expenses
  • Manage critical office operations across six offices (NY, IL, MA), including procurement and vendor management (e.g. Internet; Telecommunications; Supplies)
  • Staff the front reception area and oversee facilities operations at the candidate’s home office (NYC)
  • Coordinate with outsourced IT provider to ensure effective delivery of their service, thereby enabling consistent firmwide access and utilization of the hardware and software required to execute work
  • Assist with planning quarterly events for New York City based staff and annual firmwide meeting
  • Additional projects and responsibilities will be added to this role as the candidate learns and grows over time

Qualifications:

  • Associates or a Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of prior experience in an administrative role
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong professional written and oral communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills – in particular, the ability to prioritize tasks, work efficiently and effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to both follow instructions closely and work independently without direction
  • Demonstrated maturity and discretion when handling sensitive information
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a pleasant positive demeanor and a proactive approach

Work Hours/Travel Requirements:

  • Hours: Salaried, 40-45 hours weekly
  • Travel: <5%

Next Street is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.





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