Administrative Assistant 

Title: Administrative Assistant
Employer: Cosanti Originals
Status: .5 FTE (part-time, non-exempt); occasional evenings and weekends
Hourly Compensation: $14.35 per hour
Posted: April 2024
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Founded in 1965 by Paolo and Colly Soleri , the Cosanti Foundation (TCF) is an Arizona-based nonprofit educational 501(c)(3) organization that operates two world-famous, open-to-the-public locations: Cosanti in Paradise Valley and Arcosanti near Mayer. The Cosanti Foundation also owns and operates the for-profit Cosanti Originals, where we make our world-famous bronze and ceramic wind bells and other artisan items which supports our ongoing efforts. Originally established to support Paolo Soleri’s noted architectural and urban planning concepts and research, the Foundation exists to explore the theory of arcology (architecture+ecology). TCF’s current mission is “to inspire a reimagined urbanism that builds resilient and equitable communities sustainably integrated with the natural world.”
Cosanti Originals is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant at our Paradise Valley location to support the Office Manager in daily operations and assist with processing of web orders.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide superior sales support and customer service through phone, email, and other electronic media to purchasers for Cosanti Originals merchandise.
  • Support all aspects of CO shipping and order fulfillment.
  • Respond to emails and other digital queries and correspondence.
  • Maintain physical and digital filing systems.
  • Work closely with other administrative staff and support other colleagues as needed.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Proven experience in customer service, office support, and order fulfillment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, and over the phone.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Physical Requirements: 
  • Due to the unique nature of the Cosanti Originals environment, ability to ascend/descend stairs and move safely over uneven terrain.
  • Prolonged periods standing, sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
This is an onsite position at Cosanti Originals in Paradise Valley, AZ., and open to all candidates authorized to work in the US.
If this position sounds appealing to you and you would like to discuss the opportunity further, please forward your résumé along with a cover letter to:
The Cosanti Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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