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Corporate Executive Assistant, Office of the President (Full-time)

This position works directly with the President & CEO.  Responsibilities include day-to-day administrative support including calendar management, meeting planning/logistics (including Executive Committee, Board of Directors meetings, and Ad hoc Meetings), document management/distribution, and preparing meeting minutes.  Frequently and independently handles a wide variety of complex and confidential situations that may be time sensitive.  Assists in planning and coordinating high-level donor-related private dinners/special events and managing multi-year fundraising/expansion project.

Responsibility

Essential Functions and Responsibilities to CEO:

• Maintain CEO calendar; schedule all internal/external meetings, events and travel arrangements, establish appointment priorities. Many meetings are highly complex and involve internal and external parties.
• Maintain after-hours access to email and calendar as needed to manage issues related to CEO calendar (i.e. last-minute changes to location, time or cancellation/reschedule notifications).
• Maintain visible presence in Office of CEO; greet visitors to the CEO Office.
• Take and transcribe minutes at Executive, Management, and designated ad hoc meetings distributing to all parties involved.
• Perform administrative support activities such as maintaining files and central historical records according to guidelines, ordering supplies and equipment, preparation of expense reports, etc., for CEO’s office.
• Provide all phone coverage, assessing urgency and importance of situations and taking appropriate action/follow-up (includes fielding calls when necessary).
• Ensure in CEO’s absence that requests for action and information are fulfilled in a timely manner.
• Proactively work to improve functions/processes in the Office of the CEO.
• Anticipate and meet, or exceed, internal and/or external customer expectations and requirements; establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and gain their trust and respect.
• Produce monthly BCTV cable show with President (as host) including preparation of script and coordination of guests.
• Assist with planning and executing high-level detail oriented Corporate Events and Corporate Engagement activities for Office of the President & CEO. Events include but are not limited to The Bates Street Society Dinner, private dinners, business meetings, ask events and board meetings.
• Assist President & CEO with management of multi-year fundraising/expansion project including tracking project costs, developing detailed schedules, coordinating and documenting meetings with Campaign Committee, fundraisers, contractors, city planners and others.
• Provide regular project updates to President & CEO regarding timeline, progress, and deliverables.
• Support the mission of The Community House.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities to Board of Directors:

• Liaison between Board members and CEO (and other Executives when necessary), providing information as needed.
• Work with CEO and Board Chairman to establish yearly meeting schedule and agendas.
• Create and maintain meeting handbooks for each meeting (working in collaboration with several departments to coordinate materials for package) and post within agreed upon timelines prior to each meeting.
• Take and transcribe minutes at Board meetings distributing to all parties involved.
• Keep historical files of all Board minutes, actions, votes, etc.
• Organize annual Board meetings and Board Orientation Training programs as appropriate.
• Establish and maintain Board Member lists; contact information, terms, etc.
• Perform other related duties as assigned

Employee and Public Contact:

• Professionally represent the President & CEO to all external and internal constituents.
• Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with leadership, staff and other admins, both within and outside The Community House.
• Regular contact with leadership, executive team, department heads, donors, constituents, and community leaders.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Qualifications

• 3-4 years Executive Assistant experience, with minimum 2 years of experience reporting directly to executive-level management preferred.
• Associates degree or equivalent work experience.
• Experience in non-profit charitable organizations preferred.
• Ability to communicate effectively (written & verbal) with a large and diverse constituency, including senior leadership, donors, foundations, supporters and support staff, representatives of other organizations, non-profit and for profit, various government/municipality officials, representatives, and vendors.
• Proficient in Microsoft platform applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Donor Perfect and QuickBooks knowledge a plus.
• Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities.
• Excellent judgment in aligning and adjusting to shifting priorities.
• Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information.
• Ability to stay focused, efficient, and effective in managing multiple priorities.
• Ability to work and thrive in a diverse environment.
• Ability to make decisions and problem-solve using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and identify appropriate solutions.
• Ability to work independently with little direct supervision.
• Demonstrate The Community House’s Core Values of Accountability, Service Excellence, Quality, Diversity, and forging strong Relationships.
• Respect the talent and unique contribution of every individual, culture and ethnic group and treat all people in a fair and equitable manner.
• Valid State of Michigan Drivers License.

Work Schedule


HOW TO APPLY

  • E-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to humanresources@communityhouse.com
  • Visit The Community House and complete an application in person
  • Fax your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the Human Resources Department at 248.644.2476
  • Mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to The Community House
  • 380 S. Bates Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
  • Download our employment application

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