Office Assistant

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Exterior of 2 State Street Auburn NYThe Office Assistant is a part-time, administrative position with flexible scheduling. This position serves Cayuga Strategic Solutions (CSS) and it’s affiliate organizations, the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and Cayuga Economic Development Agency. The Office Assistant’s responsibilities include:

  • Board coordination and minute taking
  • Administrative duties, such as scheduling, communication, record keeping and office supply management
  • Payroll processing
  • Credit card processing and cash management
  • Organizing financial information (incoming bills, statements, payments, etc.) to assist a third party bookkeeper
  • Some bookkeeping (invoicing, bill pay, or deposits) as needed.
  • Reception

POSITION TITLE:  Office Assistant

REPORTS TO:         Executive Director

SCHEDULE:            Part-time (20-22.5 hours per week)

LOCATION:             2 State Street, Auburn, NY

The ideal candidate for the Office Assistant position would possess or demonstrate:

  • Attention to detail – this is a must!
  • Ability to be well organized and maintain accurate records
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor at all times
  • High level of confidentiality required due to both financial and human resource information handling
  • Some scheduling flexibility around large events

CSS offers a friendly and flexible work environment, as well as an employee assistance program, professional development opportunities, paid holidays, paid time off after six months, and a 401k match after one year.


  • Basic computer skills, including email, internet navigation, word processing, database management, and/or data entry.
  • Ability to use software programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe required, as well as some Quickbooks experience preferred.
  • General office equipment is used such as a computer, printer, photocopier, telephone, fax machine, scanner, and calculator.


Candidates for this position must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and some relevant office experience.  4+ years of experience may be substituted. Candidates with experience in bookkeeping and office management will receive high priority.


Cayuga Strategic Solutions (“CSS”) is a joint venture of and the employing entity for the Cayuga Economic Development Agency and Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce Foundation (“affiliate organizations”). CSS currently has a team of nine working to engage, educate, and support the Cayuga County business community with the goal of creating a more vibrant business environment that encourages growth and provides a variety of opportunities to all residents and visitors. CSS offers a friendly and flexible work environment, as well as an employee assistance program, professional development opportunities, paid holidays, paid time off after six months, and a 401k match after one year. Located at 2 State Street in downtown Auburn, CSS is centrally located near restaurants, entertainment, and services.



General Administrative Duties

  • Board Assistance
    • Maintain minutes for affiliate organization boards, as well as board committees as needed
    • Prepare packets for each board meeting and distribute one week in advance of meetings
    • Prepare board and committee schedules annually and update periodically
    • Prepare orientation handbooks for incoming board members
  • In coordination with Executive Director schedule and set agendas for monthly staff meetings
  • Assist with preparation and staffing of events, as needed
  • Corporate Record Management- Maintain corporate records for all affiliate organizations
  • Reception Coverage
    • Answer incoming calls for all affiliate organizations and direct as appropriate
    • Act as welcome center for incoming appointments or walk ins for all affiliate organizations
    • Manage reception area for cleanliness and attractiveness
    • Sort and distribute incoming mail for all affiliate organizations and tenants
  • Order office supplies and coordinate inventory management for all affiliate organizations


  • Collect and organize all incoming financial documentation, including invoices, payments, statements, etc. in order to prepare for a third party bookkeeper
  • Transport deposits to the bank as necessary
  • Payroll processing in coordination with payroll services, including tracking paid time off
  • Communicate with bookkeeping and auditing entities, and relay all transaction information and adjusting entries for timely preparation of financial statements
  • Pay bills and process deposits, along with associated bookkeeping, as needed in between visits from bookkeeper

Executive Assistance

  • Building Support
    • Communicate with building tenants
    • Identify and schedule service for building related maintenance and repairs as needed
    • Track building information, such as key and fob assignments
  • Scheduling
    • Manage the conference room calendar and room setup for scheduled meetings
    • Track/monitor deadlines for organizational contracts, leases, reporting, and other obligations
  • Communication management for Executive Director and staff
    • Communicate messages and draft written communication on behalf of and with direction from the Executive Director
    • Manage address books, mailing databases, and key contact information


  • Perform all other duties as assigned

TO APPLY:  Forward submit cover letter and resume, or e-mail to Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain posted until the right candidate is identified. Applicants can expect to receive communication from Cayuga Strategic Solutions (CSS) regarding the status of their application within ten business days of submission.

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