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Office Administrator, Washington, DC Public Policy Office

Company: Casey Family Programs
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation's largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America.Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. Casey Family Programs values inclusion, diversity, equity, and respect for individuals in the workplace. We encourage candidates with diverse lived experience and perspectives to apply.

Casey Family Programs requires a COVID-19 vaccination for in-person work. Therefore, all employees will be required to present proof of vaccination status unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption.

Job Summary:

The Office Administrator is responsible for management of the day to day administrative functions of the System Improvement field office.Designs, implements and oversees effective and efficient administrative processes and partners with the management team and with other Casey work units to ensure compliance with applicable laws, local regulatory requirements, Casey policies/procedures and standards. This position provides support to the Managing Director and management team to accomplish Systems Improvement objectives.Responsible for the management of the field office physical plant to both protect Casey's investment and to ensure it is a safe and welcoming environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

% of Time

---Oversees and manages the full range of administrative business functions including developing and maintaining processes and procedures for financial management (employee expenses, payment authorizations, credit cards, etc.), contract administration, facility management to include equipment monitoring, facility maintenance, building management liaison, security, and other office operations as needed. Responds to incoming inquiries on a wide variety of issues and works extensively with other support units to complete work processes and ensure resolution and timely completion of projects.


---Manages projects and events in conjunction with the MD, Senior Director(s) and work unit leadership team. Researches venues, negotiates contracts, organizes food and transportation, sends invitations and prepares meeting materials. Coordinates with work unit staff, other Casey work units, external partners, and vendors to ensure successful project/event completion.


---Maintains the MD and/or Senior Director's calendar and travel schedule. Works closely with the MD, Senior Director(s), the work unit leadership team, and other internal and external parties to ensure a well-coordinated schedule. Provides support coordinating meetings, preparing documentation, and scribing meeting notes. Administers the SharePoint site.


---Supports the MD or Senior Director and the work unit leadership team in the development of the budget.Provides ongoing budget monitoring and variance analysis; prepares budget adjustments as needed.Works with work unit staff to ensure accurate processing of invoices, expense reports, and other financial items.


---Supervises the administrative assistants and other administrative staff as assigned.Establishes performance expectations, assigns, manages and balances tasks and projects, and manages outcomes.Reviews/approves work, providing feedback and coaching, and ensures opportunities for professional development and growth of supervisees. Provides leadership to administrative staff to promote quality interactions and support to youth and families receiving services and to clinical staff providing services. Utilizes effective conflict resolution and de-escalation skills as needed.



  • A college degree and 5 years of relevant office management experience, including 2 years of supervision responsibilities, is required. Working experience in a similar role may be substituted for a degree.
  • Experience in office management, budgeting, project management, and personnel management is necessary.
  • The ability to lead and collaborate with a team of professionals at all levels within Casey and external partners is required.
  • Strong skills in organization, critical thinking, effective written and verbal communications, listening and ability to balance assertiveness and diplomacy are needed.
  • A broad knowledge of computer software is required. Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite are desired.
  • Proven success in working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment is required.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Keywords: Casey Family Programs, Washington DC , Office Administrator, Washington, DC Public Policy Office, Administration, Clerical , Washington, DC

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