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Organizational Specialist

Brilliant Detroit
Detroit, MI 48210


Organizational Specialist

Employee Status: Full-Time

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Salary: $35,000-$40,000/year

Benefits Eligible: Yes



Brilliant Detroit Overview 

In 2015 Brilliant Detroit was created to provide a radically new approach to kindergarten readiness in neighborhoods. The idea was to create a unique delivery model in our approach to early childhood development by using underutilized housing stock to create early child and family centers in neighborhoods. Brilliant Detroit homes provide holistic services for kids 0-8 predicated on evidence-based programs around health, family support, and education. Brilliant Detroit was born to create kid success neighborhoods. Today, in each location, neighbors come together for fellowship, activities and learning to assure school readiness, and provide needed support for families.


This work will be done in accordance with the core principles of our Detroit-based non-profit team:


With, For, and By: This work is guided by the leadership and ongoing input of our participants.

Coordinated and Continuous: Evidence-based programs are coordinated to meet the goals and  needs of participants continuously throughout early childhood.

Whole Family and Holistic: Evidence-based programs operate holistically, meeting an array of needs to improve literacy, health, and family stability. These programs focus not just on children but on caregivers as well.

Love, Safety, and Growth: It takes creating an atmosphere of love and safety, where people feel truly seen and cared for, before we can grow.

Asset-Based: Everybody has a gift or talent that they can share and a purpose they can play in building kid success neighborhoods.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Across Zip Codes: Brilliant Detroit offers opportunities for people to connect and build community as neighbors regardless of the zip code in which they live.


Job Summary

Brilliant Detroit is seeking an Organizational Specialist. This position will be a part of the Operations Department. This position will work in concert with multiple parties on projects and efforts related to the organization's day to day operations. This person must work well with different stakeholders and be able to work in a fast paced environment. An ideal candidate should be professional, polite, and attentive while also being accurate. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Support HR on-boarding, scheduling, tracking, data input, and other project as needed

  • Lead, review and submit payroll with diligence and accuracy

  • Manage supply requests & ordering for the operations department & other organizational purchases as needed

  • Manage physical donation inventory, tracking, organization, and distribution

  • Assist with overall project delivery on a special needs basis

  • Assist with data entry and reporting

  • Provide real-time scheduling support by booking appointments

  • Screen organizational phone calls & emails and relay messages to the correct individuals; follow-up as needed

  • Generate reports, transcribe minutes from meetings, create presentations, and conduct research as requested

  • Coordinate hospitality efforts (order food, arrange rooms, etc)

  • Maintain polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail and mail

  • Anticipate the needs of others in order to ensure their seamless and positive experience

  • Ensure that key resources (people, time, materials, and dollars) are aligned efficiently and effectively

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or GED required. Associates degree or Bachelors degree in Administration, Business, Human Resources or related field preferred

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in an administrative or data entry role

  • Strong, demonstrated technological proficiency with Google Drive, especially Google Sheets

  • One to three years in non-profit or community settings preferred

  • Strong written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders and team members around a goal

  • Work with minimal up-front guidance and the ability to take ownership of work product


Brilliant Detroit provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Brilliant Detroit complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Posted: 2022-09-30 Expires: 2022-10-30

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