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Full-Time Administrative and Project Assistant

Monadnock United Way
Keene, NH

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Entry Level
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$31,000 to $40,000 per year

Published on 14 Sep 2021

Expires on 9 Oct 2021

Full-Time Administrative and Project Assistant

Position Summary                    

Monadnock United Way (MUW) is seeking a full-time professional, energetic, administrative/project assistant who wants to make a difference in this community. You will be supporting a grant funded initiative from the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) that supports regional coalition building in support of young children and their families.  

You will also support the day-to-day operations at MUW. Reporting to the President and Project Manager, this position requires high level interaction and collaboration with the Monadnock United Way (MUW) President, PDG Co-directors, Staff, Board, Committees, Volunteers, Partners and a broad range of community stakeholders. A high concentration of discretion and confidence must be exercised in all matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – MUW Office

Executive Support

  • Support for the President including scheduling, general correspondence, printing, filing and organization of files, communications with stakeholders
  • Material gathering and preparation of Board Packet for the monthly Board Meeting

Events and Meeting Logistics

  • Coordinate staff and board attendance and calendars for meetings and events
  • Send invitations and managing RSVPs, including staff calendars
  • Arrange Zoom and conference calls
  • On occasion, arrange space for socially distant meetings during the Covid pandemic
  • Material preparation

Office management

  • Organize and maintaining physical and electronic filing systems to ensure smooth operations
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies
  • Greet visitors and answer phones
  • Assist with mass mailings
  • General administrative support during our annual campaign

Other duties as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – PDG Grant for Regional Coalition Building


  • Provide support for event and meeting logistics including technology support as needed
  • Attend all meetings to record, save and share minutes in a timely manner
  • Manage notes and files electronically
  • Gather and organize contracts (MOUs)


  • Maintain and update email lists
  • Send communication emails as needed
  • Maintain and organize files on sharing platform

Grant Requirements:

  • Support progress reporting requirements
  • Support invoicing as needed

Other duties as required.


The administrative assistant must model the competencies expected of all MUW staff: 

  • Mission Focused. Employee’s top priority is to create real social change that leads to better lives and overall community well-being. This drives employee performance and professional motivations. 
  • Relationship Oriented. Employee understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. 
  • Collaborator. Employee understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement. 
  • Results Driven. Employee is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact. 
  • Brand Steward. Employee is a steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network. 
  • Role Model. Employee is a role model for shared leadership and advocates for collective impact principles and processes.


  • Minutes taking: good oral and written communication skills
  • Logistics for meeting scheduling, emailing teams, sharing info among groups: strong organizational skills
  • Logistics for campaign support, collecting invoices, coding them, monitoring lightly against budget: strong organizational and basic math skills


The Administrative/Project Assistant must model and support the values of the organization: 

  • Results driven, innovative, passionate and committed to the mission of MUW.
  • Commitment to Community Success. Make a positive difference and have a measurable impact of enduring consequence. 
  • Co-leadership. Empower others and act as a catalyst for promoting positive change in our community. 
  • Inclusiveness. Aspire to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of work.
  • Integrity and Accountability. Act with integrity that justifies trust. 
  • Innovation. Value innovation in community building to affect positive change. 

Experience and qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with an ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations in an effective manner
  • Embraces change and thrives in a rapidly changing environment
  • Possesses an “All-hands on deck” attitude toward work in a small office environment
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to take direction from multiple managers and prioritize tasks for efficient completion
  • Practical knowledge of professional administrative procedures
  • Premium customer service, respect, and professionalism
  • Demonstrates a commitment to learning and professional growth


  • An Associate's degree (Bachelor's preferred), especially in subjects related to business administration and/or the early childhood field. A High School graduate or equivalent with a minimum of five years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative position and with a combination of education, experience and training will be considered.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent typing of 60 wpm
  • Demonstrated ability to work and function with confidential information and data.
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds.


MUW offers a complete benefits package including health insurance, group retirement plan, long and short term disability insurance, paid time off and holidays.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to The application review process begins the week of September 27. No phone calls, please.

MUW is committed to be a model of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to promote an inclusive culture where diversity is valued by everyone. Read our policy at:

An equal opportunity employer.