Administrative Assistant I (JNSP302) - Women's Employment Shelter

Jamaica Women's Employment Shelter, 95-10 218th Street, Queens Village, New York, United States of America ● Queens, NY, USA Req #1731
Thursday, May 19, 2022

About Us:

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an anti-poverty organization that seeks to end homelessness in the New York metropolitan area by the year 2050. We focus our continuum of care to address the most prevalent causes of homelessness: (1) lack of affordable housing; (2) unmet health needs, including but not limited to mental health and substance use; and (3) lack of jobs that create wealth. In each of these areas we strive to incorporate strategies that address issues of racial equity. We know that our clients are confronting longstanding barriers to accessing quality housing, healthcare, and employment. Our programs are designed to ensure that our clients do not have to face these challenges alone.

Now in our second century of serving those in need, VOA-GNY understands what it takes to heal families and individuals who are in crisis and have experienced trauma. We operate and provide services in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for close to 11,000 men, women and children through 65 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester annually. We are one of the largest providers of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater New York area, serving survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and others who have behavioral health or substance use needs. Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC.

"Successful applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 before their start date with VOA-GNY, unless you have been approved by VOA-GNY for a medical or religious exception to this requirement."


Jamaica Women’s Employment Shelter is a 136-bed facility for women that offers a more structured and service intensive environment, working with clients to develop and implement an independent living plan and achieve personal goals such as learning how to budget money or search for housing.

The Administrative Assistant I is responsible for the completion of assigned office and administrative tasks.  Maintains confidentiality of client, employee and financial information.

Minimum Qualifications:
60 college credits plus two years experience in a related field or a satisfactory combination of education and experience.  Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, business writing skills, the ability to work well with others, and prioritize and take initiative.  Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required.  

Principal Responsibilities:
  1. Manage the management of day to day office functions, equipment maintenance, and janitorial activities. 
  2. Coordinate paper and electronic documentation, including receiving, routing and filing of invoices, reports, correspondences, contracts and forms.  
  3. Prepare reports, correspondences, purchase orders and forms and ensure timely and accurate reporting within the program and to outside entities.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

Other details

  • Job Family Administrative Assistant
  • Job Function Administrative
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Some College
  • Job Start Date Thursday, May 19, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • Jamaica Women's Employment Shelter, 95-10 218th Street, Queens Village, New York, United States of America
  • Queens, NY, USA