Job Summary

The Executive Assistant to the CEO is responsible for providing comprehensive support to the CEO, BOD's, and Executive Team and managing the organization’s office operations. This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide sophisticated calendar management for CEO.
  • Prioritize inquiries and requests while troubleshooting conflicts; make judgments and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements.
  • Act as a liaison and provide support to the Board of Directors.
  • Arrange and handle all logistics for Board meetings and events: schedule meetings; draft agendas; develop, compile, and distribute presentation materials; and record meeting minutes on behalf of the Board Secretary. Adhere to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding Board matters. 
  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organization, including:
  • Assisting with special projects; designing and producing complex documents, reports, and presentations; collecting and preparing information for meetings with staff and outside parties; composing and preparing correspondence; maintaining contact lists; making travel arrangements; and completing expense and mileage reports.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CEO, including those of a highly confidential or critical nature. Prioritize and determine the appropriate course of action, referral, or response, exercising judgment to reflect the CEO’s style and organization policy.
  • Work closely with the CEO to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Act as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the CEO updated. Anticipate CEO’s needs in advance of meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Coordinate all Executive Team meetings and retreats and assist with staff meetings and events as needed. 
  • Provide "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, providing a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO and staff, demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with the Executive Team. Complete projects by assigning work to appropriate staff, including the Executive Team, on behalf of the CEO.\
  • Manage all aspects of the organization’s office services.
  • Evaluate and assist in developing office policies and procedures for improved workflow and anticipate future needs as the organization grows. Assist in the selection of vendors and purchase equipment, services, and supplies necessary for the operation of the organization. 
  • Manage information systems operations including hardware, software, desktop support, internal telecommunications, and strategic systems development and planning.
  • Provide leadership to all levels of the organization, including the technical team in the field, to meet their current and future information needs. Supervise IT consultants. Prepare budget recommendations. 
  • Replenish office materials such as snacks, printer supplies, paper, office supplies, etc.
  • Provide event management support as requested.
  • Provide hospitality to all guests and help to create a welcoming environment.
  • Answer main phone line, emails and respond to inquiries.
  • Process and distribute daily mail.
  • Invest in building long-lasting relationships both externally and internally.
  • Manage petty cash reimbursements and reconciliation.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned for the overall benefit of the organization.



Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Strong ability to execute work with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
  • Significant executive support experience, including supporting C-level executives. Nonprofit board experience is highly-preferred.
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office and desktop publishing software; ability to design and edit graphic presentations and materials.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail.
  • High degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people, including Board members, senior executives, staff, community leaders, donors, and funded partners.
  • Make appropriate, informed decisions regarding priorities and available time.
  • Ability to complete a high volume of tasks and projects with little or no guidance.
  • Ability to react with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround.
  • Able to maintain a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Excellent judgment is essential.
  • Ability to switch gears at a moment’s notice.



Work Environment:

  • Thrive in an intense, do-it-yourself, start-up environment.
  • Ability to work well within a cross-functional team environment and diverse communities.



How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter. Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role as well as respond to these questions:


  • What is your philosophy about occasionally working from home, such as at night or on weekends?
  • Discuss a time in which you felt you were asked to do too much outside the typical workday environment, and how you handled the request.
  • Tell me about a time you felt overwhelmed at work, and how you rebounded.
  • If your boss asks you to try to secure an appointment with a hard-to-reach executive, describe how you go about making that happen.
  • If a colleague asked you about an office rumor about your boss, how would you respond?

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