Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs.  The dogs are provided to the client at no charge. The organization is supported primarily by donations from individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations.  We receive no government funding.

Job Description

Job Title:  Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Reports to:  Director of Operations

Job Summary:  Greet visitors, answer phone calls and be the face of Can Do Canines. Provide administrative support for the organization.

Salary Range & Benefits:  Depends on qualifications

Eligible for Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO) and after one year of employment 403(b)

Hours Required:  40 Hours per week, occasional weekend or evening hours.



Positions Supervised:  Frequent communications with and some supervision of volunteers.

Person Making Work Assignments:  Director of Operations, Executive Director

Frequent Interactions With:  Accounting Assistant, Development Assistant, Program Assistant


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Greet all visitors and answer phone calls in a warm and caring manner.*
  2. Handle some aspects of human resources function.*
  3. Handle some aspects of facilities and vehicle-related functions.*
  4. Generate monthly board packet through interactions with E.D. and Board of Directors.*
  5. Check-in daily freight packages, process paperwork for accounting.*
  6. Set appointments for Executive Director.*
  7. Provide back-up for accounting assistant and volunteer coordinator.*
  8. Duties may include working facility tours.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

*Denotes essential functions of this position


Required Qualifications:


Strong organizational skills, professional telephone experience, excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel. A positive attitude and ability to respond to changing work demands is top priority.  Excellent phone skills are required. This position is often required to work within strict deadlines, and may be asked to handle conflicting priorities. The ability to recognize such situations and respond appropriately is necessary.  These qualifications are typically obtained by one to two years of similar related work experience.  A valid driver’s license and insurability are required.  Knowledge of and experience in QuickBooks, SalesForce, customer service, and working with persons with disabilities are preferred.


Two year degree and two years of related experience, or four or more years of related work experience.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:


In the Subject Line, put: Your Last Name, Your First Name – Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

 Can Do Canines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.