Full-time Administrative Assistant – CLOSED

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10/7/2019 or soon thereafter

Mass Humanities seeks a full time Administrative Assistant to join its ten-person staff based in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Job Description

The Administrative Assistant’s primary responsibilities include supporting the Executive Director, managing administrative duties for the organization, scheduling meetings, event planning, data entry, meeting preparation, taking and writing meeting minutes, conducting research for staff and board, assisting Development in processing gifts and acknowledgement letters.

Some occasional travel in Massachusetts is required. Reliable transportation is necessary. The occasional evening and weekend availability is required.

This full-time position offers competitive salary and benefits, and is based at the organization’s Northampton office.


The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of administrative experience with a track-record of time-management, efficiency in clerical work and meeting preparation, data-entry, and the ability to conduct research. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent oral/written communications, will have a familiarity with the non-profit sector, and event-planning experience, proven proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google docs, and calendar applications.

Other preferred skills a plus: Raiser’s Edge, business writing, non-profit management, Spanish language, and familiarity with Massachusetts non-profit sector, political landscape, and cultural life.

About Mass Humanities

Established in 1974, Mass Humanities is the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The foundation conducts programs and offers grants and services in support of community-based projects that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout the Commonwealth. More information about Mass Humanities’ priorities, programs and activities may be found by exploring this website. Mass Humanities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Mass Humanities offers generous benefits to include fully paid individual health insurance, life and disability insurance, retirement contribution, as well as vacation, personal and sick leave, eleven paid holidays, and hour paid lunch.

How to Apply

To apply complete and submit the online application form below. The application requires uploading your letter of interest explaining your qualifications and why you think the humanities are important; and uploading a current resume. Address your letter of interest to Brian Boyles, Executive Director.

Review of applications will begin: 8/27/19