The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is a professional research society established in 1933 by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. SRCD is dedicated to serving as a respected source of scientific knowledge about humandevelopment and the application of this knowledge to policies and practices for improving human well-being. Its membership of more than 5,700 scientists is representative of the various disciplines and professions that contribute to the production and use of knowledge about child development.
Specific Responsibilities – Temporarily remote:
Office Coordinator (upon office reopening)
Maintain office common areas such as conference rooms, kitchen, and sitting areas to ensure a clean and safe workplace
Coordinate/manage general/clerical office tasks including; track supply inventory, oversee support requests with vendors; manage the office reception desk by answering telephones and email inboxes, distributing mail within the office, process checks and invoices, coordinating with building concierge, and greeting visitors
Plan and implement logistics for hosted in-house meetings including ordering and setting up/cleaning up catering, arranging building and suite access, and providing A/V support as needed
Work closely with the Executive Director on calendar management as well as facilitate conference calls and small working meetings
Schedule and facilitate regular staff meetings; solicit agenda items and input from staff leadership as well as track action items
Schedule, coordinate, prepare, and take minutes for Caucus, Committee, and board meetings
Assistant Database Administrator
Update user records, process payments, assist staff with merging records and creating test records, troubleshooting user issues/questions, updating unsubscribes
Performs data entry of information received and ensures accuracy and completeness of reported data
Provides administrative support to the Membership Manager
Project and Program Support
Provide administrative support for various projects including but not limited to conference planning, media and social media tracking, program and initiative implementation, and application review coordination
Suggest solutions for streamlining internal processes in order to improve workflow and maximize team members’ efficiency
Qualifications and Experience:
Two to three years’ experience in an administrative or office/executive support role, preferably in a non-profit or association setting
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Database management skills including familiarity with AMS/CRM and Excel
Ability to work both collaboratively, as a member of a team, and independently to accomplish goals
Effective time management skills: ability to balance and set priorities among many tasks and meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Willingness to accommodate occasional work schedule shifts to support in-house events
To apply, please send (1) a resume or c.v. and (2) a cover letter highlighting how your background meets the education, experience, knowledge, and skill requirements for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Administrative Assistant" in the subject line. Please note that applications that do not include all the required materials will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Anticipated start date for this position will be August 24, 2020.
The Society for Research in Child Development is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Society for Research in Child Development
The Society is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from over 50 countries. The purposes of the Society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings. Our goals are pursued through a variety of programs with the cooperation and service of our governing council, standing committees, and members.