Administrative Internship
Location: Finance
Administration
Duties: Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss. Our mission is to provide exceptional services that inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals. With Lighthouse Guild, people who are at risk for, or affected by, vision loss have access to all the resources necessary to lead full, independent and productive lives. We provide services, research and education, and advocate to help people with low vision and blindness. Our vision is a world in which no person is limited by their visual capacity.

The Finance Department manages Lighthouse Guild's money. The business functions include planning, organizing, auditing, accounting for and controlling Lighthouse Guild's finances. The Finance Department also produces the company's financial statements.

We seek a candidate comfortable with provide administrative and clerical support to ensure the efficient operation of the department. The candidate will report to the revenue cycle manager.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
making phone calls to insurance plans for claim follow ups
taking and distributing messages
reviewing files and records to answer requests for information
checking and distributing documents and correspondence
receiving, sorting and distributing incoming mail
organizing and maintaining filing systems
photocopying, scanning and faxing
sending emails
preparing and sending outgoing mailings and packages
typing documents and correspondence
checking and entering data
updating and maintaining databases
controlling basic accounting functions such as checking invoices
keeping office area neat and tidy
Qualifications: knowledge of MS Office
proficient in use of email and internet
good numeracy skills
accurate keyboard skills
high school diploma or equivalent

Key Competencies and Skills
organizational and planning
time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
data management
attention to detail and accuracy
problem-solving
adaptability
customer service orientation
team work
communication skills - verbal and written
confidentiality
Directions: Program Directions:

Details of the Opportunity: The internship will start at an agreed update with hours Monday through Friday 9am- 5pm. Business casual attire (no jeans, no sneakers) is required during the internship.

Please submit a resume to volunteer@lighthouseguild.org. The ideal candidate is available 4-6 hours per day for at least two days per week. Please include the hours you are available to work in your cover letter. Any questions should be directed to Cheryl A. Pemberton-Graves, Director of Volunteer Resources and the Print Access Center at (646) 874-8688.

Travel Directions:

Travel Directions:

Take the #1 train to 66th Street. Travel west along 65th Street for two blocks. Make a left on West End Avenue. Travel one block to 64th Street. We are on the south side of the street 250 West 64th, between West End and Amsterdam Avenues, closest to West End Avenue.
Take the M57 Bus to West End Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets.
Take the A, B, C or D to 59th Street Columbus Circle. Walk north on Broadway to 62nd Street. Travel west along 62nd Street to Amsterdam Avenue. Take Amsterdam Avenue to 64th Street. Make a left on 64th Street, we are located at 250 on the south side of the street.
Address: Lighthouse Guild International
250 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023
Work:(646) 874-8688
Email:volunteer@lighthouseguild.org
Web site:www.lighthouseguild.org
Minimum age:18
Availability needed:Ongoing
From: to 12-31-2011
Volunteers serve up to: 15 hours Weekly
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Skills: MS Excel
MS Office
MS Word