Southwest Human Development is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Founded in 1981 by Ginger Ward, the agency began with six staff members serving 175 children through a single disabilities program. Southwest Human Development is now Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development, with a dedicated team of more than 900 caring staff members, serving 135,000 children and families each year.
The first five years of life are the most critical to a child’s successful lifelong development. Southwest Human Development offers more than 40 comprehensive programs and services that focus on young children – ages birth to 5 – and their families in the areas of child development and mental health, Easterseals disabilities services, Early Literacy and Head Start, child welfare and professional education.
These programs and services improve lives and help families by supporting young children and their caregivers during this important time.
Decades of research demonstrate that each child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral development. Southwest Human Development strives to give all children an optimal start in life with opportunities for a bright and successful future.
Accolades For eight consecutive years, Phoenix Business Journal and Quantum Workplace named Southwest Human Development as one of the Valley’s “Best Places to Work” among large-sized companies, based on employee life, workplace environment, leadership and culture of the organization and management practices. Southwest Human Development is a proud recipient of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award, and ranked as one of the Valley’s “Healthiest Employers” for four consecutive years among mid-sized companies.
It’s no question that Southwest Human Development is a great place to work!
Southwest Human Development, a non-profit organization, provides high-quality services in early childhood development, child health and welfare, services for children with disabilities, training, and Head Start. This rapidly growing agency serves 135,000 children and families a year and is one of the largest non-profit human services organizations in the state.
The Administrative Assistant will work under the direction of the Sr. Program Manager and the DSS Managers performing diverse secretarial, clerical, support, and telephone duties for their designated department/programs according to the agency mission, philosophy, and department goals.
Position is located near the agency’s main office in a professional yet causal environment and is offered part-time with an excellent growth potential. EOE AA
HS/GED and some college or equivalent work experience; the ability to demonstrate increased responsibility in an administrative role over time.
Ability to work independently; accomplished communicator with excellent people and writing skills, and; computer literate in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred OR must qualify for a Class 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus, but not required.
Behavioral and mental health experience is a plus, but not required.