Mass Humanities

66 Bridge Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Date Posted:
August 07, 2019

Western Massachusetts



Administrative Assistant


The Administrative Assistant’s primary responsibilities include supporting the Executive Director, managing administrative duties for the organization, scheduling meetings, event planning, data entry, meeting preparation, taking and writing meeting minutes, conducting research for staff and board, assisting Development in processing gifts and acknowledgement letters. Some occasional travel in Massachusetts is required. Reliable transportation is necessary. The occasional evening and weekend availability is required. This full-time position offers competitive salary and benefits, and is based at the organization’s Northampton office.


The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of administrative experience with a track-record of time-management, efficiency in clerical work and meeting preparation, data-entry, and the ability to conduct research. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent oral/written communications, will have a familiarity with the non-profit sector, and event-planning experience, proven proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google docs, and calendar applications.

Other preferred skills a plus: Raiser’s Edge, business writing, non-profit management, Spanish language, and familiarity with Massachusetts non-profit sector, political landscape, and cultural life.

How To Apply:
To apply complete and submit the online application form. The application requires uploading your letter of interest explaining your qualifications and why you think the humanities are important; and uploading a current resume. Address your letter of interest to Brian Boyles, Executive Director.
Apply by:
August 27, 2019
About this Organization:
Mass Humanities is a nonprofit grantmaking organization. Mass Humanities promotes the use of history, literature, philosophy and the other humanities disciplines to deepen our understanding of the issues of the day, strengthen our send of common purpose, and enrich individual and community life.