AFS-USA Inc New York, NY, USA
ABOUT AFS-USA: AFS-USA is part of a worldwide network of AFS partner organizations that work together to advance global education and foster meaningful connections across cultures. As the network’s largest partner, AFS-USA works to increase the global competency of U.S. citizens by providing a variety of international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities. We are proud of our Staff of approximately 200 dedicated individuals, working from our national office in New York City as well as home offices across the county, who collaborate with our more than 4,000 AFS-USA Volunteers to deliver high quality programs and global education resources. These include: immersion-based study abroad experiences in over 40 countries worldwide; opportunities to host foreign AFS exchange students; and global learning workshops and curricula for educator, schools and businesses. OVERVIEW: The Administrative Assistant, Quality Assurance and Compliance (QAC) is primarily responsible for assisting in the screening of applications of families who apply to host with AFS, ensuring adherence to AFS-USA’s acceptance criteria and communicating with other staff, volunteers and applicants to address any discrepancies. The QAC Administrative Assistant will also perform other administrative tasks related to the screening and selection of host family applicants and quality assessment. RESPONSIBILITIES: Review host family applications for completeness and compliance with relevant standards, and communicate with other staff, volunteers and applicants to address any discrepancies. Communicate any concerns or issues regarding host family placement quality to the appropriate staff. Assist with compilation and recording of quality assessment data in AFS-USA’s internal database. Assist RMCQA staff with other duties as needed. Assist with at least one International Student Orientation event in New York. QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: Administrative experience Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications Ability to manage multiple priorities under multiple deadlines Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to work independently and as a member of a team Ability to work with confidential information in an appropriate manner Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds POSITION DURATION: May to October, with potential to convert to permanent Salary Requirements & Benefits The Administrative Assistant, QAC’s hourly pay rate is $15.00. A typical work week is 35 hours with the possibility of minimal overtime hours. This is a temporary position lasting up to six months, with potential to convert to permanent. The Administrative Assistant, QAC may have the opportunity to assist with International Student Orientation events in one or more cities across the US. NON-DISCRIMINATION: AFS-USA is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. AFS-USA prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including behavior which targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics, such as but not limited to: race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship status, caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offense or stalking, unemployment status, status as a certified medical marijuana patient or any other legally protected classification.