Administrative Specialist – Knox County Area Development Foundation, Inc. – Mount Vernon, Ohio
Title: Administrative Specialist
Position Available: Immediately
Hours: Full Time – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday
Salary: Commensurate with job duties and candidate experience
Benefits: Medical Insurance, 401k Offered, Paid Time Off
Location: Mount Vernon, Ohio
Job Brief: The Administrative Specialist performs detail-oriented administrative functions and support to the Foundation. This position exercises a high degree of professional judgment and discretion to keep the organization running smoothly.
Organizational Structure: The Area Development Foundation was created in the 1950s to develop the Mount Vernon Industrial Park. Since then, it has grown to encompass all Knox County, and stands as the foremost organization for economic development in Knox County. This involves responsibilities from negotiating development deals, real estate activities, workforce development, government relations, business attraction, and community development activities.
The organization is fast-paced, handling a high volume of interest from local and state-level stakeholders interested in business opportunities in Knox County. This is not a typical sit-down office administrative job. Staff are called upon to handle a range of work tasks and responsibilities that change daily.
Job Brief: The Administrative Specialist performs detail-oriented administrative functions and support to the Foundation. This position exercises a high degree of professional judgment, execution of duties, and discretion to keep the organization running smoothly.
The work of the Administrative Specialist includes, but is not limited to, the following: being the outward face of the Foundation, preparing and maintaining data, files, and documents, performing office management functions, organizing events and meetings, representing the Foundation at events and meetings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate will demonstrate exemplary interpersonal and organizational skills. Furthermore, they will demonstrate excellent follow-through, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, flexibility and discretion with sensitive information. A high degree of professionalism is also required.
Minimum Education and Experience: An Associate degree or higher in a professional field such as, l business administration, education, law/paralegal studies, urban planning, or other professional field, or at least three years’ work experience in a professional office setting.
Work Conditions: Extended working hours from time-to-time, Climbing stairs
Persons interested in this position should submit a resume and cover letter no later than noon on Monday, October 19, 2020, to the attention of:
Area Development Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Hiring Committee
P.O. Box 29
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Questions should be directed to Jeff Gottke at (740) 393-3806.
The Area Development Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
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