Job Title

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT– Homeless Prevention & Access to Benefits Programs Dept.

Job Description

Bronxworks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. We have 37 locations throughout the borough providing a variety of programs that offer assistance in the areas of family, children and youth support, educational services, elder care, homelessness, mental health and workforce development. We are an employer of choice for anyone interested in a meaningful career in the social services field.

BronxWorks is hiring an Administrative Assistant to work part time for the Food Pantry. The candidate will work Saturdays 8 am to 2pm during our pantry dates. Applicant must become knowledgeable in every component of the CMCC Food Pantry service. Provide assistance with all Food Pantry activities such as, lifting box, sorting food, assisting with inventory management, and crowd control. The applicant will greet clients and also provide notification of pantry service dates to clients and the public at large. This position may also create and distribute informational materials and fliers in targeted communities in the Bronx to promote services. 


  • Provide general outreach and promotion for program (outdoor and indoor)
  • Provide office support including: clerical, filing, faxing, scanning, typing, photocopying and sorting mail
  • Answer telephones and offer other office support, when necessary
  • Report to, and meet with, supervisor on a weekly basis or as determined
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Program Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support strategies for community outreach and recruitment
  • Become knowledgeable of every component and service offered by the CMCC Food Pantry
  • Provide assistance with all Food Pantry activities, such as, lifting boxes, sorting food, assisting with inventory management, and crowd control
  • Greet clients and schedule appointments for them to receive services
  • Create and distribute informational materials and fliers in targeted (and other) communities in the Bronx to promote services, events, and other special functions
  • Refer clients to an appropriate program for enrollment services
  • Perform data entry work
  • Perform other duties as necessary


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English required; proficiency in French is preferred
  • Proficiency in modern business communications including personal computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, ipads, electronic mail, voicemail, facsimile and copier equipment


  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to climb five flights of stairs, if required to conduct home visits and/or fieldwork
  • Ability to bend and retrieve objects and/or documents
  • Ability to travel in the boroughs of New York City and its adjacent counties via public transportation
  • Ability to travel for a minimum of 1 mile within a reasonable amount of time and in all types of weather, including inclement weather, if required to conduct home visits and/or field work

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory. 


  • BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round.
  • Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave12 paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive medical, and life insurance coverage care for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees.
  • A pension plan that is 100% employer paidTwo tax deferred annuity plans and employee assistance in maximizing the pension plan and tax deferred annuity plans to prepare for retirement.
  • TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute.
  • Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems.

ADDITIONALLY, BronxWorks Offers:

  • A comprehensive monthly training calendarAccess to some scholarship opportunities
  • Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees BronxWorks seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences.


Candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link:

We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with  federal, state and local laws,  does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.

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Candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link:

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