Child Development Council



JOB TITLE:                          Program/Administrative Assistant

STATUS:                               Full time (35 hours/wk.), non-exempt

RESPONSIBLE TO:            Chief Financial Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Administrative Assistant position will be primarily located in the Ithaca office, and back up for the Cortland office, providing office support for communication, database management, technology support, website support,  social media platforms and electronic newsletters.


This position requires:

  • Computer skills and an ability to adapt to changing technology hardware and software needs and competency with database systems
  • Clear and proficient verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organizational and clerical skills
  • Ability to thrive in a busy, team-oriented atmosphere and juggle conflicting deadlines
  • Courteous and professional phone skills

Associates degree or HS degree with 2 years’ experience in a business office is required.


  1. Provide program support using database software, enter data and run outcome reports.
  2. Provide support for the technological needs of the agency, including the maintenance of e-mail and network capacities, problem-solving with staff, and communicating with DSL and Network consultants. Update webpage as needed.
  3. Provide support for communications and database management.
  4. Inventory and order forms and necessary supplies, assemble materials for meetings.
  5. Update information and printed materials as needed.
  6. Assist other staff members in record keeping processes.
  7. Perform general office work, e.g. copying, mailing, phone answering.
  8. Attend staff and team meetings; participate in agency activities as required.



  1. Attend scheduled meetings of the Council staff, as well as board meetings as directed.
  2. Maintain confidentiality
  3. Perform other reasonably related tasks, both at the Council and in the community, as assigned by your supervisor.
  4. Attend appropriate trainings related to professional development
  5. Maintain reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.


Starting Salary Range: $28,000-$29,000 based on education, credentials, and/or experience, plus $5,000 in cafeteria benefits.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to Melissa Perry, Family Services Director, at or Child Development Council, 609 West Clinton Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Deadline to apply is January 24, 2020. 


The Child Development Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are seeking a diverse applicant pool and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.