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Front Desk Assistant

San Diego (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: San Diego (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date:

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Under the supervision of the Human Resources & Administration Manager, the Front Desk Assistant, at our El Cajon location, will provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. This role will serve as the site’s primary Receptionist; greeting, welcoming, and directing visitors and clients appropriately; notifying IRC’s personnel of visitor/client arrival; maintaining the lobby and front desk; as well as the telecommunications and check-in systems.

Major Responsibilities:

 Administration Support:

  • Welcome staff, clients and guests by greeting them, in person or on the telephone, with a warm and friendly demeanor;
  • Treat all staff, clients and guests with respect, professionalism, kindness and dignity;
  • Answer or refer inquiries from clients and guests to the appropriate staff person;
  • Conduct appointment-setting and follow-up calls along with checking voicemail system and sending messages to appropriate staff person;
  • Maintain up-to-date information on front desk processes and procedures as well as lobby bulletin boards with up-to-date information/flyers, and a safe and clean reception area;
  • Ensure staff, clients and guests are checking-in when they arrive to the IRC using the online Proxyclick system;
  • Monitor the use of supplies and equipment and coordinate the repair and maintenance of office equipment;
  • Order office supplies when needed;
  • Check mail and distribute mail to appropriate staff member;
  • Communicate with El Cajon Property Management Company any building issues or security issues;
  • Train, supervise and schedule volunteers to help support the front desk; 
  • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the team;
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Program Support:

  • Support the check-in of Immigration clients for their appointments, receive documents from clients and forward on to appropriate Immigration Staff, provide referrals and information on IRC Immigration Programs such as citizenship classes and Interview Preparation Workshops (IPWs) and register them for programs for the Immigration Department;
  • Support clients in CEO loan repayment process including securing checks in safe and issuing receipts of payment if requested  as well as schedule tax appointments for clients in person or by phone for the VITA Tax team;
  • Support the check-in of CFO (Workforce, Small Business Development, and Financial Capabilities programs) clients which includes clients for their appointments, receive documents from clients and forward on to appropriate CFO Staff, provide referrals and information on IRC economic development trainings and services;
  • Provide referral forms, collect and pass off to the Safety & Wellness (S&W) Program in a confidential manner for clients who are survivors of crime, asylum seekers, and/or in need of emotional/mental health support;
  • For clients coming to the front in need of support for i.e. housing but not interested in case management or do not qualify, the Front Desk Assistance should be able to direct them to the appropriate external resources provided by the S&W Program;
  • Gauge the difference between emergency/crisis and urgent requests in order to ascertain the appropriate support from the S&W Program. The front desk Assistant should have knowledge of the domestic violence protocol and learn to observe red flags in order to refer clients.


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