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The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) is seeking an organized, entrepreneurial Executive Assistant with strong research and writing skills who will be in charge of a wide range of responsibilities. In addition to providing executive support to the President and Vice President of Policy, this position also works with the Director of Development to increase the fundraising capabilities of the organization.
This position includes board matters, networking opportunities and donor meetings, and, most importantly, thinking creatively and aggressively about ways to make the President and Vice President more efficient and effective in executing their duties and responsibilities both within and outside the organization. Other responsibilities include:
- Spearheading important, specialized projects, and Presidential initiatives
- Copyediting and research
- Drafting speeches, correspondence, and blog posts
- Coordinating speaking engagements, conferences, and fundraising meetings and events
- Interacting with ACTA’s Board of Directors and Council of Scholars
- Making and confirming appointments with ACTA allies, donors, and other supporters
- Corresponding in-person, over-the-phone, and through email with donors
- Making inquiries on behalf of the President and Vice President
- Organizing daily agendas and actively maintaining the President’s and Vice President’s schedules
Arranging travel for the President and Vice President and preparing expense reports
This position is perfect for a self-starter seeking broad and high-level experience in multiple areas of the operation, including administration and development. This position presents a unique opportunity for an individual to grow professionally and has in the past helped propel employees to high-level positions at the organization. The Executive Assistant will be encouraged to show personal initiative when completing special projects.
The start date for this position is negotiable; December 2013 would be ideal.
Candidate should have excellent writing skills, a good work ethic, the ability to work independently, and be a self-starter. Most importantly, the candidate must have an eye for detail and strive for perfection when executing job functions. Furthermore, a candidate must be able to demonstrate:
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional research skills, including the ability to locate and interpret data
- An ability to exercise sound judgment
- Organizational, planning, and time management skills
- An ability to manage challenging and fast-paced situations
- Strong copyediting skills
Superior computer proficiency including the ability to use Microsoft Office and Salesforce
Candidates must possess a four-year undergraduate degree. Graduate certificates or degrees are not required, but will be viewed favorably. Also, candidates must demonstrate knowledge of ACTA’s mission and a passion for that mission. Previous work experience is preferred. But, full and complete consideration will be given to all exceptional applicants.
Salary and Compensation
ACTA offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary structure. The benefits package includes comprehensive health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, Metro reimbursement, and a generous paid-time-off plan. Starting salary is negotiable and depends upon experience and education level. ACTA conducts periodic evaluations where employees may receive raises or bonuses for outstanding and excellent work.
Applicants should provide a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and at least two professional references. All applications are confidential. Please address applications to Jacquie Merrill, Director of Development. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or mailed to Jacquie Merrill, Director of Development, ACTA, 1726 M Street NW, Suite 802, Washington, DC 20036.