LIFE DIRECTIONS – Position Opening

Part-Time, may lead to Full Time

Administrative Assistant

The position is for a person who has a passion for the vision and mission of the total project. The person fills a vital role. The person would want to invest in positive values that support “Peers Inspiring Peers through Forgiving” with a priority on the poor. The person will work directly with the Operations Manager of Life Directions to whom s/he will be accountable.


  1. S/he wants young adults at risk to be impacted by the project. The key tasks are:
    1. Salesforce – maintain all donors and participants entering data accurately to produce reports.
    2. Familiar with Excel and its partnership with Salesforce as needed.
    3. Word and Google Docs to process grants, programs, and reports.
    4. Manage support materials for grants, programs, and activities.
    5. Graphic design capability for the cover pages, program materials, special events, and email newsletters (Constant Contact).
    6. Ensure information on the web is accurate and linked with user-friendly social media.
    7. Record keeping, recognition, and reporting on all revenues.
    8. Ability to work with CitySpan in the Chicago site.
    9. Manage mailings for programs, events, and fund-raising benefits.
    10. Organize volunteers and details for events.
    11. Assist with meetings, events, and training at the National Training Center on the Campus of Marygrove in Detroit.
  2. S/he will communicate by phone, e-mail, and letter to benefactors and participants.


  1. Skills
    1. Ability to organize multiple tasks.
    2. Ability to hit the ground running with Salesforce
    3. Ability to work with a team of people.
    4. Comprehension of computer programs – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, social media, and others.
    5. Ability to use and maintain office equipment
    6. Proper phone etiquette
  2. Knowledge
    1. Associates Degree, Non Profit experience preferred
    2. Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish/English)
    3. Ability to work with and manage volunteers

Salary is negotiable

Life Directions

5716 Michigan Avenue – Ste. 2200

Detroit, MI 48210