Multicultural Environment, professional development almost none
Administrative Assistant (NCO) (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 1, 2015
A typical day at work would entitled checking and responding to emails of grantees from all over Latin America and the US, since I was the grant processor for those areas. General office work and dealing with pending projects. I learned how to process, manage and evaluate grants, manage the accounts payable for these projects so I learned to work with accounting software such as MICROROIX, learned a little bit more about the Catholic Church mission.
Management was a difficult issue. I served for an Executive Director, 4 Associate Directors and three grant specialists, all of which had different leadership styles. This was the most challenging part, trying to define deadlines accordingly.
Co-workers were amazing, a very diverse cultural group.
The most enjoyable part of the work was receiving grateful messages from grantees, thanking us for the approval of their projects because of our help many lives have changed for the better.
Not family oriented, some managers didn't follow thru with the appropiate protocol