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Position Overview
The Operations Associate provides reception and general support to the office and the executive team as needed. The position combines the technical and operational requirements of reception/ office management with directed responsibilities, while interacting with internal and external stakeholders. The person in this role works closely with the EVP and Development Team to implement strategic planning and other operational tasks, while assisting the staff to ensure efficient completion of assigned responsibilities. The position involves reception duties, administrative work, general support, and data entry.

Administrative – 50%
• Reception duties
• Maintain the office calendar.
• Maintain supplies throughout the office.
• Provide administrative support to teams as needed.
• Perform other duties and special projects as directed.

Database entry – 25%
• Sharing responsibility with other team members for database integrity; routinely and accurately enter data in several database driven programs.
• Work with other staff and volunteers to assure data is healthy; troubleshoot and resolve glitches.
• Assist in researching prospects and donors.

General Support 25%
• Assist staff in projects as needed.
• Mailing of packages
• Provide support with events as needed.
• Perform other duties and special projects as directed
• Develop and document systems to ensure better transparency and accuracy.

Experience and Qualification
• Minimum 1 year of nonprofit (c3) related experience is preferred.
• Competency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint Required.
• Proficiency in Database entry, such as Salesforce experience is a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Strong organizational skills and tremendous attention to detail.
• Ability to self-motivate, work with both close direction and independently, function well as a team member, and know when to seek guidance, thought-partners, and help.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect rules, policies and practices.
• Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field (completed or near conclusion)
•Ability to take work seriously, but have fun also.

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About John Locke Foundation

We are North Carolina’s Most Trusted and Influential Source of Common Sense. The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work “for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina.” The Foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders.

The John Locke Foundation is a 501(c)(3) research institute and is funded solely from voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations.