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205 N Michigan Avenue #4240
Posted: October 06 2016
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DescriptionNiagara Foundation, founded in Chicago in 2004, is a non-profit organization with branches currently in Michigan, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The foundation is committed to building global bridges locally by convening dialogue that fosters understanding, respect, and acceptance. Niagara Foundation envisions a community in which people from all walks of life interact with each other and cooperate to serve their communities, thereby strengthening civil society and promoting the development of shared human values.
The Administrative Assistant Intern will be responsible for clerical duties around the office as well as duties assigned by the intern supervisor and management.
Niagara Foundation offers a highly competitive internship program that gives students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to, through professional contributions, foster our organization’s success. Interns are assigned a long-term project that they work on during their 12-week internship in addition to daily responsibilities. Diverse long-term project assignments include working on new program development, creating strategic plans, conducting research and analysis, as well as contributing to the organization of department-specific programs. Because we are a non-profit organization, our internships are unpaid.
ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include managing Niagara’s TimeClockWizard, greeting and seating guests accordingly, assisting with the preparation of coffee/tea for events, keeping track of office inventory, replenishing office supplies when necessary, preparing invoices and reimbursement slips for supplies, putting in request for staff for business cards, materials and appointments, answering Niagara Foundation operator phone line, emailing staff and interns in case of office closure, attending meetings when required, and other clerical duties as assigned.
RequirementsKnowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to respectfully communicate and work with diverse community groups varying in age, religion, denomination, and ethnicity
Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Ability to process and protect confidential information
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-driven environment
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Must be an undergraduate/graduate student or recent graduate
Must be able to commit at least 12 hours a week for 12 weeks in our downtown office
Recommended GPA of 3.2 or above