The Salvation Army Receptionist in Los Angeles, California

Requisition Number

11205 - Alegria - Receptionist 4/16/18

Post Date





Los Angeles




Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Veteran's/Disabled:

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs

in His name without discrimination.


The Receptionist provides administrative support to The Salvation Army Alegria. This position will initiate and coordinate the clerical functions required in effective implementation of administrative policies of the program. The Receptionist is responsible

for operation of the switchboard, monitoring security screens, and for reception of residents and visitors of The Salvation Army Alegria.


  1. Information System

a. Receive, direct and relay telephone messages, fax messages and scanned images.

b. Pick up and deliver the mail.

c. Take messages containing complete and accurate information, as needed.

d. Open and date stamp all general correspondence.

e. Record and handle all incoming and outgoing couriers.

  1. Visitors/Lobby/Security Management

a. Manage sign-in log.

b. Welcome visitors and guests and direct appropriately.

c. Arrange maintenance visits and logging the duration thereof.

d. Maintain security of The Salvation Army Alegria by regularly monitoring security system.

e. Operate switchboard in a courteous and efficient manner.

f. Greet and assist visitors and family members promptly and courteously when they arrive in the Lobby.

g. Accept and distribute grievance forms and maintenance requests from program residents.

h. Demonstrate internal and external customer/client service.

  1. Records System

a. Maintain the general filing system and file all correspondence.

b. Maintain the confidentiality of correspondence, documents, discussions, meetings and telephone calls.

c. May reconcile cash and checks collected, and prepare deposits.

d. Assist with financial coding and invoices.

  1. Meetings

a. Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, conferences and conference

telephone calls.

b. Make preparations for meetings.

c. Assist with taking minutes of meetings as needed.

  1. Inventory and Office

a. Maintain an adequate inventory of office supplies and program inventory.

b. Initiate orders of new supplies when necessary.

c. Monitor the use of supplies and equipment.

d. Coordinate the repair and maintenance of office equipment.

  1. Secretarial Tasks

a. Perform data entry for special on-going projects.

b. Provide word-processing and secretarial support.

c. Design and edit drafts of correspondence, reports, forms, charts, memos, and other documents, as needed in both Spanish and English.

d. Provide translation support for documents and residents.

e. Perform daily clerical duties such as answering and screening telephone calls; taking messages; sorting and distributing incoming mail and faxes; copying and collating; and other routine duties necessary to assist senior personnel and departmental management.

  1. Support Director and Other Staff

a. Maintain positive working relations with Alegria and The Salvation Army staff, volunteers, residents, visitors and community representatives.

b. Assist the Director and other staff as requested.

  1. Program Statistics

a. Gathers relevant data and compile statistical program reports for contracts and internal reporting.

b. Audit data collection to ensure statistical information is accurate and reflects requirements of contract.

PAYRATE: $13.00/hr.



  1. Must be culturally sensitive and non-judgmental

  2. Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, Google Docs., Power point)

  3. Ability to type 40-50 wpm

  4. Ability to keep detailed reports and meets financial deadlines.

  5. Ability to work well with others in sometimes-difficult circumstances

  6. Time management skills.


  1. High School education or the equivalent.

  2. Must have basic knowledge of the HIV/AIDS virus.

  3. Must have good interpersonal skills.

  4. Must pass criminal background check

  5. Fluency in Spanish and English strongly preferred. Ability to speak, read and write in both languages with competency desirable.

  6. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

  7. Customer service oriented.

  8. Committed to hard work and continual learning.

  9. Effective verbal and listening.

  10. Communications skills.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP


  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)

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