Administrative Assistant

Living Classrooms Foundation (LCF) is a nonprofit organization that strengthens communities and inspires people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” Since 1985, Living Classrooms Foundation (LCF) has offered a distinctive competency in experiential learning--literally learning by direct experience, or what we call "learning by doing." We apply our skill in three areas: K-8 Education; Hands-on Enrichment Education for youth and adults that reinforces academic skills, healthy lifestyles, and direct stewardship; and customized Job Training that prepares adults for employment, while fostering community stewardship. We place a special emphasis on serving youth and families in poverty, adjudicated youth, and adults returning to the community from incarceration. We serve 25,000 people a year at diverse program sites in and around Baltimore and Washington, DC. 

The Living Classrooms Foundation is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Administrative Assistant.  This is a part-time, 20-25 hour per week.  This Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.  Responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant include:

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Attend Department meetings, record and distribute minutes with follow up action items
  • Assist with preparation for meetings
  • Assist with providing needed information for proposal budgets and narratives
  • Assisting the CFO with daily administrative and scheduling activities while ensuring accurate and efficient office operations
  • Strong time management, organizational, computer, and creative writing skills
  • The ability to handle correspondence, phones, cash, supply inventories, management of office files
  • The ability to work cohesively as a member of the Accounting team to produce quality results.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational and time management skills are a must
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Should be proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality to help ensure quality results
  • Must be focused, motivated to learn, flexible to changes in work schedule in support of events and deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people and programs
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and, at times, demanding environment; flexibility is a must
  • Organized and detailed oriented
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Effective oral and written communication skills


  • Excellent customer service skills, strong organizational, time management and communications skills.
  • 2 years prior experience in an office or similar professional environment
  • Associates degree or higher
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to arrive on time to work.
  • Additional time commitment may be required for special events
  • Must work well as part of a team
  • Must have proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel Proficiency with all MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
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