Administrative Assistant

  • New Avenues for Youth
  • Portland, OR, USA
Full Time Admin-Clerical Nonprofit

Job Description

About New Avenues for Youth: New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home. New Avenues works in partnership with the Portland community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 20th year serving youth.

Our Commitment to Equity: New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home. Historical inequities and intersecting forms of oppression such as racism, poverty, adultism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism, among others contribute to marginalization and exploitation of youth. We believe, to redress youth homelessness and housing instability we must challenge and dismantle racism and other forms of oppression and build relationships within our communities that advance equity. At New Avenues, advancing equity is an ongoing commitment without closure. We remain open-minded and presume best intentions, knowing that discomfort and conflict are inevitable. We take risks and make and learn from our mistakes. We seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to silence hard truths.

The Position: The Administrative Assistant will act as a receptionist at New Avenues’ Columbia Street location as well as provide clerical and logistic support to the Finance, Program Data, and Facilities teams located at the same building. The Administrative Assistant will provide customer service to building visitors, perform light data entry for Finance and Program Data, and coordinate with vendors and other staff to respond to facility and maintenance needs and repairs.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • An unflappable and approachable demeanor in providing support to visitors and co-workers
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, excellent communication, interpersonal skills required, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff, support equity, and thrive in a multi-cultural environment
  • Hands-on experience and/or willingness to learn and perform data entry in multiple information systems required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior use of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), or QuickBooks Online a plus.

 Education & Experience:

  • A minimum of one year of experience working in an office setting
  • At least one year of data entry, accounting/AP processing, or other transactional data entry experience preferred

New Avenues offers a very generous benefits package. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Administrative Support

Education Requirements

G.E.D., High School Diploma