Aquidneck Island Planning Commission hiring part-time OM/AA

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission will be hiring an office manager/administrative assistant in Newport in early January, according to an e-mail sent to their list this afternoon. Here's the description:

The position provides support for a new Interim Executive Director during a strategic planning process and Executive Director search, which is expected to be concluded in six to nine months. This may lead to a permanent, perhaps full-time, position in due course.

Job title: Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Location: Newport, RI
Type: Part-Time (20-30 hours/week) to possibly Full-Time in the future
Begin: on or about January 19, 2015

Contact: Sarah Atkins, Interim Executive Director, with resume and letter of interest by January 9, 2015. References required.

Strong writing skills and administrative/organizational experience, as well as experience with Microsoft Office, is required. Familiarity with QuickBooks is recommended.

In summary, the job entails managing communications with board members, preparing for board meetings, and overseeing the management of the office.

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Editorial note: Written from a press release.