Summer Job Opening at Melrose Housing Authority

Assistant Administrative Clerk (Part-Time)

The Melrose Housing Authority is seeking a Part-Time Assistant Administrative Clerk to perform clerical, computer, and organizational functions for a busy office. The ideal candidate should be reliable, hardworking, organized, and will be responsible to provide clerical support to the Assistant Director of Housing Management as well as office staff.


  • Answer all incoming call and direct calls to appropriate person. Take messages when necessary for staff.
  • Assist all walk-in clients, tenant, vendors, or landlords of the MHA to give proper direction for the Melrose Housing Authority Section 8, and/or Public Housing elderly/disabled programs.
  • Receive and write up daily work orders from residents, and direct to proper maintenance staff.
  • Handle all phone inquiries, and walk-ins, regarding the Section 8 centralized wait list and give status update to applicants when requested.
  • Assist Assistant Director of Housing Management with:
    Public Housing Elderly/Disabled and Family annual inspections and recertification papers, Mailings, and other correspondence to tenants/applicants. General lease signings. Monitor application wait list.
  • Receive, open, date stamp, and distribute mail to office staff.
  • Perform clerical support to Executive Director and all staff members when needed.
  • Answer phones and Greet walk-ins in a professional manner.
  • And other duties

Hours: 16-18/wk.
Pay: $12/hr.


This position requires general knowledge and skill in common office administration software (MS Office), as well as public service patience with people of differing cultures, income-levels, education-levels, and logic. Also required is the ability to manage time between routine tasks while providing counter service to walk-in clients. This position is a 2016 summer employment position through September 1, 2016. Melrose Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Please mail/email resume to Lisa Young, Executive Assistant, at 910 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176. Email:

Please reference Summer Employment Position in email attachments.


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