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Administrative Assistant - Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement

Job Details

Legal Address - King of Prussia, PA
Full Time


Are you looking to make a difference in the world?

Looking to take the next step in your career with an impactful organization helping people?

Join AFTD, the leading organization dedicated to ending the most common dementia under 60, known asFTD. We help families affected today, and drive research to bring hope for the future. Our work to bring about a world without dementia is only missing your passion and your expertise. AFTD is growing rapidly, with a greater ability to offer help for those affected than ever before. Join us today to make a difference for families affected by FTD, across the United States and beyond.



The Administrative Assistant - Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement provides administrative support to all Advocacy and Volunteer program activities and initiatives. Administrative performance will be critical to the Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement department’s overall effectiveness and ability to deliver quality programs in a timely and cost-effective manner.


Job Summary

The Administrative Assistant - Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement is responsible for supporting the day-to-day administrative requirements of the Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement Department. Core functions include supporting AFTD’s grassroots legislative campaigns and policy initiatives and all volunteer program activities. They will be responsible for ordering materials, mailings, correspondence, and data entry. The Administrative Assistant- Advocacy and Volunteers will manage workflow, ensure all deadlines are met and assist in developing and implementing new administrative processes to continue to automate and improve efficiency as programs grow. This position will interact with all AFTD staff members as well as with family caregivers, people affected by FTD, and external professional colleagues and volunteers. They will also support AFTD through the completion of shared general office duties, in cooperation with other Assistant-level staff in the organization.



Essential Job Functions

  • Administrative Support: Maintain and respond to routine correspondence and phone calls; type, file, scan, print, bind, assemble, and distribute digital and hard copy materials. Organize, prepare, and support all mailing projects, including advocacy and volunteer-related materials. Manage expense reports for department staff and volunteers as assigned. Draft meeting minutes for Board Committee and department meetings. Participate in the development and implementation of effective processes and use of technology, including agency’s advocacy and legislation tracking software. Support quality assurance efforts: proactively identify opportunities to support the Advocacy and Volunteer programs’ growth while ensuring quality output. Provide direct support to senior department staff by managing travel arrangements, monthly expense reports, and scheduling external meetings.
  • Database Maintenance: Maintain department/company database(s) as assigned including data entry and data auditing. Generate reports, mailing lists and program related letters. Enter, track, and report on program evaluation data. Support staff with data collection, data verification and other tasks as needed. Organize and maintain electronic, confidential, and time-sensitive documents, files, and records; leveraging and tracking of e-signature documentation.
  • Legislative Advocacy Campaign Support: Proofread and input campaign text and graphics; organize campaign templates and other material. Generate and pull reports on advocate and volunteer activities.
  • Company Support: Participate with AFTD administrative assistants in coverage of agency-wide administrative functions including reception support. Assist in the ordering and restocking of office and kitchen supplies as requested. Support management of conference rooms and café area. Manage travel arrangements for organizational events and meetings as needed.

Other Job Functions

  • Answer main phone line and triage calls as needed as determined by shared general office duties with other Assistant-level staff in the organization.
  • Conscientiously follows company policies and practices and takes care of Company property.
  • Occasional evening availability to accommodate volunteer schedules.
  • Travel for organizational meetings and events as needed.


  • This position is an individual contributor and does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this role:


  • Bachelor's degree preferred


  • 2-3 years of experience in administrative support required
  • 2-3 years of experience in data entry, query and general database use preferred
  • Salesforce experience a plus

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills: phone, virtual, email, and in person
  • Adept at independent research and internet searches
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite/365 required
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro, SignRequest, Verified First, Word Press and/or Marketing Cloud a plus
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented


Interview Process

  • Submit an application, including cover letter and resume
  • Phone screen with a member of AFTD’s HR department
  • Interview with Hiring Manager
  • Team interview with department staff
  • Offer made to final candidate (contingent on reference and background checks)
  • Additional interviews or assessments may be required dependent on position

Awards & Accolades

  • Platinum Transparency 2023 by GuideStar, an organization that collects and publishes IRS-verified data about charitable organizations, issuing Seals of Transparency based on how much information each charity provides
  • 4-star rating on Charity Navigator, an organization that assesses nonprofits’ organizational effectiveness through IRS filings and metrics such as, Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability

Benefits and Perks

AFTD offers a competitive salary and is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families, including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance for eligible employees regularly working 30 hours or more per week - presently AFTD covers 100% of employee individual medical coverage
  • Basic Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Identity Protection
  • Voluntary Term Life/AD&D
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • SIMPLE IRA with company match
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time
  • 10 paid holidays
  • A company culture that encourages work/life balance
  • Ongoing team building opportunities, including staff retreats and days of service
  • Ongoing professional development training and opportunities
  • Hybrid working environment, with the opportunity to work remotely up to 3 days per week
  • Business casual dress code

The Association for Frontotemporal Degenerationrequires all new employees to present proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when they start work. Currently, fully vaccinated is defined as someone that has received both doses of the Pfizer/Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 14 days or more before they begin work. Individuals with a disability or a religious reason preventing them from taking the vaccine may request an accommodation.


AFTD is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. All ofyour information will be kept confidential according to EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) guidelines.