Employment Opportunity:  Part-time  Administrative Assistant


JOB DESCRIPTION: Administrative Assistant


Overview:  Since 1991, Sound Learning, a community-based nonprofit, has consistently provided quality, accessible, and innovative education programs to a diverse community of learners (adults and out-of-school-youth age 16+) in partnership with trained community volunteers.  The Learners served represent varied range of educational, economic, cultural, and language backgrounds.  Our service areas are in Mason and Thurston County.


  • Front Desk: Field phone calls, receive and direct visitors, interface via the reception desk with students, volunteers, and the community at large. 

  • Administrative Assistance: Provide clerical support for Staff, including Exec. Director, Program Managers, and Instructors – copy, file, work with spreadsheets and documents, photocopy and scan materials, and maintain supplies.  

  • Fiscal: Support Exec. Director with bill and donation processing, data entry and reports. 

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Education:  High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 

  • Familiarity with basic office procedures including filing, and phones and interacting with the public.

  • Current working knowledge/skill using MS office programs including: Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Strong organizational skills, good writing skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, good follow through and attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Good written and oral skills.

  • Successful completion of Washington State Patrol Background check.

Experience:         Background in adult education and/or classroom techniques.

                               Experience in English as a Second Language adult basic education instruction preferred.


Skills/Abilities:        -At least 1-year experience in equivalent position.

                                  -A.A. degree or some college.

                                  -Some course work in basic accounting and office procedure.

                                  -Recent experience using QuickBooks®.

                                  -Spanish language skills a plus! 

       -Patient, flexible, and creative.

       -Sensitive to cultural, ethnic, social, and learning differences.

       -Able to respect and communicate easily with adult learners from diverse

        backgrounds and with varied abilities.

       -Able to work independently without direct supervision, and as part of a team.


Schedule: This part-time administrative assistant position is located in the Shelton office, in Mason County.  The schedule 12-15 hours per week, during daytime office hours.


Salary:                   Pay ranges form $12-$18 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

To Apply for this position: 

Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your experience, qualifications, and interest in the position to staff@soundlearning.co

The application Priority deadline is February 3, 2020. 

Position is open until filled.