Office Assistant

Location: Jamaica, NY 
Position Code: 98EE8

OBT seeks an energetic, highly organized professional to join our Jamaica Queens location. This team member will play a critical role in supporting program staff and participants, primarily in our OBT Jamaica programs, which serve Opportunity Youth (16-24 years old). The Office Assistant will have a range of responsibilities including but not limited to program intake, data entry, and general office support. The Office Assistant is an ideal position for entry-level professionals who have excellent skills working with young adults and are interested in further developing their administrative and program experience.

Who We Are and Where We Are Going
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is in the process of developing our next phase organizationally. We have a proven track record as a strong community based organization since 1983. We have assisted thousands of NYC opportunity youth and adults gain critical skills and obtain employment. As a leading workforce training not-for-profit, OBT provides a training program that balances high accountability and high support, with the goal of developing self-sufficiency and providing access to quality career pathways. We are excited to continue to develop on our strong foundation and demonstrated success while meeting the challenges and opportunities of the modern workplace.

Scope of Work
We are seeking a part-time temporary team member to work 20-25 (primarily daytime). The day to day will be a mix of program intake, data entry, and general office support. The successful candidate has exceptional detail orientation and outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills. An ideal team member will be enthusiastically mission driven, possess strong interpersonal skills, and work well under pressure. The ideal candidate will be committed to a model of high expectations with high levels of support and believe in the power of education and meaningful employment to change the life trajectory of young adults.

Professional Qualifications
High School Diploma required, Associate Degree or attending college/graduate school preferred; strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well with all stakeholders; ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary diverse team; interest in developing innovative and engaging ways to approach to workforce programming.

Why You Should Join Us:

  • Competitive salary
  • Challenging, fulfilling and fast-paced work environment
  • Company events and outings (ongoing professional development; coaching, staff retreats)
  • Passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s youth and adult communities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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