Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time
Part Time

Pay Range: $16.39
Organization's Mission: The Utah Parent Center, a 501c3 non-profit, is an award-winning training and information center founded in 1983 by parents of children and youth with all disabilities to help other parents facing similar challenges throughout Utah. The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community. We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The Utah Parent Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy-related conditions, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other class or expression protected by applicable state or local law.
Position Summary: The Utah Parent Center is seeking Administrative Assistants to support the Utah Parent Center's many projects. Project assignments may vary based on familiarity and skills.
Primary Responsibilities: GENERAL JOB DUTIES – all duties are job-shared with between several Administrative Assistants – specific assignments vary over time:

Answers all incoming phone calls during hours scheduled in the office.
Greets all callers and walk-ins to the UPC.
Answers questions, directs to appropriate staff member or takes messages as needed.
Establishes and maintains records, databases, and files.
Shared responsibility to retrieve data and assist in the preparation of reports.
Shared responsibility for dissemination of electronic newsletters and other communication using listserv.
Duplication/copying of information and training materials.
Disseminates information and/or materials as needed/assigned (by mail, email, etc.)
Performs general office duties in support of projects/UPC staff and administration as assigned.
Provides computer support to staff, maintains office equipment, order and inventories supplies, etc. and related duties.
Assists training staff with the preparation of workshop and training materials, supplies, etc.
Provides support to staff as needed.
Provides some direct service to individuals who contact the UPC (e.g. “simple” information and referral).
Other duties as assigned.
Flexibility in schedule is required during office hours (typically 9-5 Monday through Friday) to insure office coverage. Some weekend and evening assistance may periodically be required to support workshops, conferences, or other activities.
Desired Qualifications: A qualified candidate:

Must be reliable, punctual, organized, dependable, and able to work as a team member.
Must have excellent communication skills on the phone and in-person as well as excellent written communication skills.
Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite (required).
Has experience with databases, electronic distribution, online surveys, and social media.
Has experience with web software, preferably with WordPress.
Must type a minimum of 50 words per minute (candidates selected for an interview will be required to take a typing test).
Must have good organizational and problem-solving skills.
Must accommodate flexible scheduling – see general job duties.
Must be willing/available to travel across the state as needed; use of reliable personal vehicle is required.
Has a minimum of a high school diploma (required) plus experience.
Spanish-speaking desirable, but not required.
Parents of a child, youth, or young adult with a disability are encouraged to apply.
New hires must successfully pass background check.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: The caring and competent staff of the UPC utilizes a proven, effective parent-to-parent model to help many thousands of parents annually. We also represent families in many systems level activities. UPC staff has built collaborative networks with education, health and human service professionals, agencies and organizations. The Center promotes change within community through various projects and activities. Located in Murray, the Center serves families across Utah.

Most staff of the UPC are parents of children with disabilities. Each of them have a child of varying ages with different disabilities. Their unique perspective of being a parent themselves allows them an opportunity to provide real-life experiences and positive lessons learned. While being a parent of child with a disability is not a requirement for this position, being familiar with disability and disability, health and human service resources is a bonus.
How to Apply: TO APPLY, SUBMIT (by email, mail, or in person):
Letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as preference for full or part time.
Current resume including professional references
Please include both the letter and resume’ when responding and which position (full time or part time) you are applying for.
An application, personal references, and employment references are required of qualified candidates selected for an interview.
Closing Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: Utah Parent Center, Murray, Utah

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Contact: Cassandra Shaw-Myers
Email: recruiting@utahparentcenter.org
Phone: 801-272-1051