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Receptionist, Assistant

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Fairfield, CT, USA

The Receptionist position is responsible for handling client-facing duties as well as general office management tasks.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Answer and direct incoming calls for the CT, KY and Washington, DC offices in a timely manner. Assist country offices and international personnel with locating headquarters staff especially in instances of emergencies or resolving other urgent issues. Work with Donor Services with communications to trouble shoot calls from donors when needed. Make announcements using the telecommunication system as needed. (85%)
  • Greet, screen and direct visitors within the CT office. (5%)
  • Coordinate the Reception Desk coverage for lunch, breaks, vacations and other absences; draft daily reception schedule. Train staff on the phone system and reception desk protocol as appropriate. (5%)
  • Maintain safe and clean lobby area; notify appropriate departments for restocking of printed materials. Maintain security by following procedures and monitoring logbook. Maintain and update telephone database and department contact list. Perform other duties as may be required. (5%)
Educational Background: 
High School or Technical/Vocational Degree
  • Minimum 1-2 years' relevant work experience 
  • Experience with multi-line phone systems 
  • Excellent communication and multitasking skills
  • Familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Friendly, professional and have a positive attitude
  • Learned knowledge and skills to support variety of routine tasks requiring some degree of difficulty 
  • Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

What makes us special!

  • Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
  • Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
  • Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
  • Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
  • Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
  • Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
  • Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
  • Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
    • Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
    • Language learning opportunities
    • Continuous Improvement skill development programs
    • Brown Bag information sharing sessions
  • Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 18 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 19 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US