Posted on July 20, 2012
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Charities Aid Foundation of America - Administrative Assistant
The Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAFAmerica) is an independent public charity and an international grant maker. CAFAmerica’s mission is to increase the flow of charitable funds beyond U.S. borders by providing grant making and advisory services. As our Development Assistant you will play a key role in servicing donors across the giving spectrum. We currently serve corporations, foundations, non-U.S. charities, and individuals who want their international giving to be safe, easy and effective.
Our solutions reduce the burden of administering an international grant making program, minimize corporate risk and liability, and help ensure that philanthropic goals are achieved. Our donors support a wide variety of charitable causes. Because American donors cannot give directly to foreign nonprofits and obtain a tax-deduction, CAFAmerica (as a U.S. public charity) accepts fund from American donors who can then recommend that CAFAmerica use those funds to support foreign nonprofits. CAFAmerica then manages all the administrative requirements and ensures that the grant will arrive safely and be in accordance with all applicable domestic and foreign regulations.
CAFAmerica is a member of the CAF International Network with offices and partner organizations in the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Singapore, Russia, Bulgaria, South Africa and Brazil. Of the more than $4 billon of charitable funds managed worldwide by CAF International, CAFAmerica makes an average of 1,500 grants annually to legitimate foreign nonprofits in over 75 countries. Since 2005, CAFAmerica and the CAF American Donor Fund have safely delivered over $180 million in grants to a variety of non-U.S. charities, allowing U.S. donors to achieve the ‘life changing’ impact they are looking for.
Assists members of the senior management team by performing a wide variety of duties and responsibilities: performs complex and confidential secretarial and administrative duties to ensure efficient operations of the office; collects and prepares information for reports and presentations; performs special project assignments.
- Answer and return phone calls;
- Process, track and document paperwork for shipments and orders;
- Filing and organization of correspondence, literature and other paperwork;
- Contact constituencies for inquiries;
- Assist in travel planning;
- Assist in administrative activities;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Effective written communication skills are a must for email correspondence;
- Professional and effective communication skills;
- Strong computer skills;
- Ability to handle more than one task simultaneously;
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is a must;
- Ability to learn quickly;
- Ability to complete tasks efficiently.
Responsible: The Administrative Assistant reports to the Chief of Staff
Hourly Pay: $12 - $15 per hour
Benefits: Comprehensive Benefits Package
Metro access is via King Street Station.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with Charities Aid Foundation America will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.