Job Opening: Administrative Assistant, Mid-South Food Bank

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Reports To: President & CEO Status: Full-TimeFLSA: Exempt  Hours: 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m., M–F (overtime as needed)

Job Summary: Responsible for greeting visitors, handling telephone calls, processing incoming and outgoing mail, processing donation letters, maintaining board and employee documents/files, maintaining room and equipment calendars, providing administrative support for the CEO and management staff.


  • Greet visitors, answer and route telephone calls, accept and process food donations.
  • Sort incoming mail, separating any checks, distribute mail and checks, process outgoing mail for postage.
  • Proofread thank you letters and prepare letters for mailing; oversee volunteers in this task.
  • Maintain board of directors list, board packets, board minutes, board books and files; staff list, employee mail and fax boxes and forms files.
  • Maintain conference room and equipment sign-out calendar.
  • Maintain positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, visitors, management, staff and board of directors.
  • Prepare correspondence, memos, reports as needed for CEO.
  • Manage CEO’s time and calendar through efficient scheduling of internal and external meetings, conferences and travel.
  • Provide clerical support to management staff in assigned project based work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Two years of college plus 2 years clerical experience, including multiple line telephone/switchboard.
  • Computer skills including advanced proficiency in Outlook, Powerpoint, Microsoft Word and Excel, including mail merge feature.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of good record keeping procedures and ability to maintain accurate records and files.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail while keeping multiple projects moving forward.
  • Ability to type 50 words per minute with accuracy.
  • Professional and pleasant demeanor with all internal and external contacts.
  • Motivated self-starter who can anticipate needs and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under pressure-sensitive situations.

APPLY IN PERSON: 239 South Dudley St., Memphis, TN 38104. No phone calls, please. Or, Complete an online employment application by clicking: onlineemployment_application_fillable.docx and emailing it with “Employment Application” on subject line.

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