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Senior Administrative Assistant, Finance & IT

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At Make-A-Wish®America, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing.Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Nearly 40 years ago the inspiration for Make-A-Wish began with one little boy's wish to be a police officer. Today, together with our volunteers, donors, staff and supporters, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 500,000 life-changing wishes and transformed countless lives. 



Make-A-Wish America is the national headquarters for our organization, providing resources and support for our Chapters around the country. The Finance Team is focused on supporting our chapters through a shared financial services model, providing chapters with financial processing, reporting, and tax filings. They also maintain the financial health of the national office through budgeting, monthly reporting, accounting, reconciliations, and payables.  



The Finance and IT Senior Administrative Assistant is a key contributor to the mission by providing support to key executives on a wide variety of projects and initiatives. Performs duties such as meeting planning and coordination, committee and task force support, project tracking and deadline management, conducting research and drafting reports, travel coordination and general communications with internal and external constituents.


Where You Come In 

As the Senior Administrative Admin, Finance & IT you will:    

  • Act as primary administrative support for the Finance and IT teams. Periodically may be called upon to assist other team members and departments.
  • General administrative duties include meeting scheduling and coordination, travel arrangements, expense reports, preparing presentations, creating documents, managing correspondence, facilitating communications with internal and external stakeholders, trouble-shooting various issues, and managing daily workflows.
  • Provide administrative support for assigned national committees and task forces, including scheduling meetings, creating agendas and support materials, preparing minutes, drafting official correspondence, maintaining records, and developing reports.
  • Maintain calendars, files and records for the teams and assigned committees.
  • Conduct research, prepare various reports, and support special projects as needed.
  • Develop and manage project tracking systems utilizing the Microsoft suite, SmartSheet, and other tools.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.


What You’ll Need  

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, liberal arts or related field preferred
  • 3-5 years administrative or professional experience preferred
  • Must have versatile skills utilizing a variety of computer programs/software, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat programs. Experience with SmartSheet or comparable project management software is a plus
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations is helpful
  • Position may require travel to organizational conferences and events. 




  • Comprehensive benefit package, effective day 1: Medical, Vision*, Dental*, Wellness
  • Competitive compensation with annual incentive potential    
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account Options    
  • Health Reimbursement Account fully funded by Make-A-Wish 
  • Short Term Disability*, Long Term Disability* and Life Insurance 
  • Additional Insurance Plans: Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, Pet Insurance through Figo 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with 5% match after one year of service
  • Eligibility for student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program    



  • Up to 15 PTO days 
  • 10 Sick Days 
  • 11 Paid Holidays 
  • 2 Volunteer Days after one year of service 
  • 2 Personal Days accrued annually   
  • Maternity Leave      


  • Employee Awards and Recognition Programs    
  • Individual and Leadership Development     
  • Discounts and special offers for theme parks, events, hotels, concerts, and movie tickets   

*Monthly premiums paid for the employee for vision, dental, and short/long term disability. 


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision 

Make-A-Wish is committed to championing diversity, equity and inclusion, fostering an organization that is accessible and welcoming. In turn, we are uniting communities to help make more wishes possible.

  • Our mission is most effectively fulfilled through a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as core values and practice.
  • It is only through our mosaic of different cultures, perspectives and experiences that we can grant life-changing wishes to every eligible child.
  • As the world’s largest wish-granting organization we stand against racism and intolerance and are committed to representation and acceptance, creating a sense of belonging, and practicing fairness in creating opportunities for our wish families, volunteers and staff. 
  • Diversity: Diversity at Make-A-Wish is about recognizing and valuing our differences as well as focusing on our shared meaning and humanity.​ Diversity is the collection of unique attributes both visible and invisible, traits, and characteristics that make up individuals. They include race, gender, abilities, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, behaviors, socioeconomic status, physical appearance, age, sexual orientation/identity, and more.
  • Equity: Equity at Make-A-Wish is ensuring all Wish Kids, families, and volunteers and our stakeholders, regardless of background, receive the resources and support to ensure highly impactful outcomes.
  • Inclusion: Inclusion at Make-A-Wish is creating an environment where Make-A-Wish Kids and families, colleagues, volunteers, and stakeholders feel they are welcomed, respected, and valued, and those feelings are both real & perceived.
  • Belonging: Belonging at Make-A-Wish describes the experience of being accepted, included, and respected by those around you.  You have a sense of community and connection with others and feel that your full potential is engaged in the Make-A-Wish mission.



We respect and ensure equal opportunity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, perceived disability and other legally protected characteristics. Make-A-Wish America utilizes E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.







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