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Posted: 11/13/2012

Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas has been a statewide voice for preservation in Arkansas for over thirty years. The Alliance is the only statewide nonprofit organization focused on preserving Arkansas's architectural and cultural resources. Founded in 1981, the Alliance's mission is to educate, advocate and assist preservation efforts across the state, through educational programs centered on architectural heritage, advocating for preservation legislation, and assisting owners of historic properties with the means and expertise to preserve and restore historic structures.

Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Little Rock, AR
$15 per hour



The Administrative Assistant works under the supervision and direction of the Executive Director and is responsible for the administrative functioningof the office of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas,a non-profit organization.  Responsibilities include maintaining the Alliances financial and membership records, assisting with projects assigned by the Executive Director, and carrying out all procedures necessary to efficiently run the office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Promotes membership development and maintains membership records, generates membership reports and handles membership related mailings (e.g., new member solicitations, renewal requests, thank-you letters).

Maintains financial records and generates necessary financial reports, including payroll, monthly financial statements, accounts payable and receivable, reports on fundraising activities and grant projects, and information for annual audit. Prepares checks, balances accounts, and keeps Executive Director informed on financial issues. Makes financial reports to Executive Director for final presentation to theBoard of Directors.

Handles the Alliances mail: picks up mail from the post office box each day, opens it and routes to the appropriate person; orchestrates bulk mailings; ensures that necessary postage is on hand in the Alliance office; takes outgoing mail to the postal facilities at the end of each day.

Maintains personnel records for the organization

Assists the Executive Director with updating the Alliance website, developing the quarterly newsletter and producing other printed and/or electronic promotional materials.

Answers the telephone, routes calls to appropriate persons, takes messages, and responds to basic questions for information about the Alliance and its programs.

Assists persons who come into the Alliance office for information.

Monitors Alliance supplies in consultation with the Executive Director and makes purchases when necessary.

Attends Alliance board meetings to provide information on financial and membership reports; assists as necessary with other Alliance activities and programs.

Carries out related duties that the Executive Director may assign from time to time.


The Administrative Assistant should have at least a high school diploma, along with demonstrated computer skills and experience in bookkeeping and office management.  A bachelors degree is preferred. Self-motivation and the ability to work independently are essential.  A flexible, creative mind is useful in a small, non-profit agency, as is the ability to work with the public and the agency's volunteers in a professional and engaging manner.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks is necessary. A background and/or interest in historic preservation is desirable. Employee must comply with Arkansas Law regarding automobile insurance.

The Administrative Assistant is a part-time (2.5 days/20 hours per week), hourly employee.  The duties of the position occasionally require the Administrative Assistant to work evenings and weekends on Alliance programs, projects, events, and activities. 


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How to apply
Please submit the application along with a cover letter and resume.

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