Administrative Assistant



Administrative Assistant

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA



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Job Description:

Administrative Assistant
May 1, 2019
Sound Discipline is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that empowers educators, parents and caregivers to create respectful, equitable communities in which all children thrive. We offer practical, non-punitive tools that enhance responsible, respectful connections between educators and students, and parents and children, to disrupt the traditions, practices and systems that perpetuate longstanding inequities in our educational systems and communities. In the 2019-2020 school year, Sound Discipline will be working in more than 30 schools and reaching thousands of teachers, parents and community leaders. Our vision is an equitable, hopeful, diverse community in which every child feels included and valued, and people treat each other with dignity and respect. To learn more, visit
Sound Discipline is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, fairly-compensating, and promoting the best-qualified individuals for positions at all levels within the organization. We believe the organization’s goals can only be attained by utilizing the diverse skills and backgrounds of all our employees. We maintain an unequivocal commitment to and support of equal employment opportunity for all individuals, free from discrimination based upon characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status.
Reports To: Operations Director 
Position Status: Non-exempt, 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)

Pay range: $18-20 per hour DOE

Benefits include: Health insurance contribution ($500 toward our group or other insurance plan), SIMPLE IRA plan with company match, paid time off

Target start date: Early August 2019

Location: South Seattle (SODO), near Sodo light rail station and on #124  bus line

Hours: 40 hours per week: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm

Job Summary:

The Administrative Assistant (AA) ensures the efficient day-to-day operations in our Seattle office and provides clerical and receptionist support to other staff. The AA is the first point of contact to the public, manages calendars, collaborates with the Program Manager on events, manages contracts for services, provides data for invoicing and tracking, enters data into the database and provides necessary reports (for detailed job description).

Required Qualifications:

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel).
  • Detail-oriented (and ability to work for a detail-oriented employer).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English).
  • Experience working with teams and individuals with diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and values.
  • Passion for Sound Discipline’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to perform work in a stationary position (standing/sitting), moving to/from various work areas, standing, squatting, reaching, walking and stairs. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Pass Washington State criminal background check.
  • Two or more years of experience.
  • Salesforce or other database experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or similar experience.
  • Bilingual a plus.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to with “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. Priority consideration will be given to resumes received on or before June 1, 2019. Position open until filled. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to submit contact information for three professional references.
Please tell us in your cover letter how you demonstrate these core competencies.
  • Excellence in a support role: You have experience directly supporting senior managers/executives.
  • Organized and attentive to detail: You’re organized, detail-oriented and accurate. You capably manage multiple projects.
  • Effective under pressure: In previous jobs or internships, you have managed high volumes of complex logistical details. 
  • Skilled with communication: Your verbal and written communications demonstrate clear thinking, analysis, and a sensitivity to your audience.
  • Tech savvy: When working with a new program or application you quickly become fluent.
  • Problem-solving: You adapt when unexpected challenges arise. You quickly reorient and identify the best new course of action.
Sound Discipline
3250 Airport Way South, Suite 224
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2067821595

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