Office Manager

Committee on Temporary Shelter
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Are you looking for an opportunity to do work that makes a difference in your community?  Consider joining COTS on our mission to end homelessness!

COTS, a nonprofit recognized nationally as a model for innovative programs, provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for those who are without homes or who are at risk of homelessness.

COTS is looking for a dynamic Office Manager to support various administrative functions and general operations for our organization.  This role will be responsible for ensuring our office runs smoothly and efficiently.  The right candidate for this role will be able to adapt and flex quickly; ability to multitask is a must.  No day will look the same as the one before, but each day will bring an opportunity to provide critical support to our teams, including our direct service team members who are supporting the guests and clients we serve.

Primary responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to: Providing back-up coverage for our front desk receptionist; overseeing supplies inventory; processing cash receipts/donations in collaboration with our Development team; front line tech support; meeting and event preparation and minute taking; ensuring the office environments are organized, stocked, and maintain a warm, welcoming atmosphere; and organizational document maintenance.  This role will support all areas of the organization with administrative projects as needed.

We are looking for an adaptable self-starter who can jump in and pivot tasks frequently. Organization and attention to detail are critical in this role.  The right candidate is passionate about our mission and the work that we do, and someone who is looking for a dynamic position in a nonprofit where you will help out with a little bit of everything.

A high school degree with some post-secondary coursework is required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. A minimum of two years of experience in office administration required, preferably in human services or a nonprofit environment. A combination of experience and coursework in lieu of either requirement will be considered.  Must have advanced computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Office applications.  Strong candidates will have experience with individuals experiencing homelessness and crisis intervention. Ability to work with individuals with mental health, medical, substance abuse and employment issues required.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.   Our office hours are Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm and ability to work within these hours is required.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to

COTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We embrace diversity, and encourage all to apply.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

One of our core values is our belief in the value and dignity of every human life. COTS is committed to being a safe, welcoming space for all, including our guests, staff, volunteers, and anyone else who comes through our doors. We are currently partnering with nuwave Equity Corp to evaluate our organization through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, make recommendations, and help implement change in our organization to accomplish this goal. They are focused on both our internal (staff) experience, as well as our external (guest/client/community) experience.

Wage or Salary
20.00/hr - 22.00/hr