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Temporary Administrative Assistant
On a temporary basis, the WIC
Program temporary Administrative Assistant is responsible for performing
clerical tasks to support the administration of the program. The administrative
assistant will work closely with the WIC team, to process program participants
efficiently to maximize program flow.
- High School
diploma or Equivalent
- Proficiency in the
use of modern electronic technology and software (e.g., video, audio,
computers, Microsoft Office Programs, social media, internet and database
- Ability to frequently
and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with employees and external
- Ability to read and interpret
documents written in English such as instructions and procedure manuals.
- Commitment to
working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants.
- Ability to ensure
confidentially of information relating to program participant matters.
- Ability to meet
acceptable background check requirements.
- Ability to work
flexible hours which include evenings and weekends.
- Ability to work
independently, be resourceful and self-motivated as well as function highly in
a team work setting.
- Able to meet
deadlines and prioritize work.
- Ability to meet the
occasional travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS
driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for
agency insurance coverage are required for incumbents who utilize their own or
Association vehicles for work related travel.
- Ability to work
flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
to occasionally lift, move or transport supplies and equipment, and climb
stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to constantly work in an open office
without walls setting, with occasional to frequent distractions and
opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff,
visitors and the public.
to remain in s stationary position (for example, standing, sitting) while
constantly operating a computer and other office machinery, such as a copy
machine, and computer printer, with or without reasonable accommodation.
to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets/file
documents, office machinery, etc., with or without reasonable accommodation.
with the community in which the program delivers services and ability to
utilize program resources within the community.
- Ability to speak,
read and write proficiently in the Spanish language, or other non-English
language as is spoken in the program planning area.
benefits, based on eligibility, including:
- Vacation, Sick and Personal time
- Paid Holidays
- NYS Health Insurance Program (including
- NYS Retirement
- Long-term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
- Voluntary Flexible Spending
- Voluntary Group Universal Life
- Voluntary Personal Accidental
- Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
- Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
- Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s
- Voluntary Pet Insurance
- Voluntary New York’s College
To apply, please send resume and completed Employee_Application.pdf to
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County
107 Nott Terrace, Suite 301
Schenectady, NY 12308
Closing date: November 18, 2016 or until acceptable applicant pool
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a
collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of
Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per
NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate
governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities
listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an
employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and
Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse
perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Last updated December 21, 2016