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Major duties and responsibilities
- Assist the Mentoring for Success Program director with grant implementation, staff supervision and training, budgeting, publicity and public relations, writing, research, presentations, and new project developments.
- Prepare and analyze various financial status or related reports, statistics, and projections:
- Submit budget reports weekly to director and monthly to department’s administrative assistant.
- Assist with the preparation and submission of annual reports to funding agency.
- Monitor fund balances and payroll information and analyze accounts daily to accurately track appropriations, expenses, and revenues:
- Compare submitted hours worked by employees with pay earnings reports to ensure consistency.
- Monitor General Ledger Online Web transactions and correlate information with current and past budgets.
- Coordinate budget corrections and revisions as necessary to ensure adequate funds for program coverage according to spending priorities.
- Provide financial advice to director for proper program planning and effective decision-making.
- Participate in staff meetings and provide relevant financial updates.
- Assist with general office functions including, but not limited to, answering telephones, filing, photocopying, and data entry.
- Assist the program director and program assistants with other duties as assigned.
- Be enrolled at Western Michigan University.
- Knowledge of accounting and budgetary procedures.
- Familiarity with current versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher, as well as Photoshop (or similar applications).
- Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Able to work with diverse populations.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
- Must have attained junior status.
- Possess and portray excellent communication, leadership, organization, and multitasking skills.
- Must be detail-oriented, flexible, dependable, and able to perform well under pressure.
- Majoring in accounting, finance, economics, business, public administration, or relevant academic discipline.
- Experience working with grant-funded programs.
- Supervisory experience.
- Awarded work-study.
- Free computer and printer use in the program office.
- Flexible work hours.
- Competitive wages.
- Leadership and supervisory experience.
- Challenging and satisfying work experience.
- Constant motivation for self-improvement.
- Learning transferable skills for future jobs and improving your employability.
- Résumé enhancement.
- Positive references.
- Networking opportunity.
- Personal and professional development.
- Development and enhancement of leadership skills, organization skills, time management skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, writing skills, public speaking skills, self-confidence, self responsibility and social accountability, as well as other important life skills.
- Meeting and working with individuals from different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, styles, personalities, talents, perspectives, values and beliefs.