Committee for Children (CFC) is seeking a proactive, self-motivated senior executive assistant with a proven track record of achievement to join our busy and growing team. In this very visible, high-impact role you’ll provide a complex and responsible level of organization, administrative, and project management support of our board of directors (BOD), executive director, and chief operating officer (COO).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage and support CFC’s adherence to board governance procedures and processes
  • Work closely with BOD Governance Committee to manage meeting planning, note-taking, and follow-up action items
  • Maintain protocols for meeting/read-ahead timelines, board communications, and procedural compliance
  • Provide administrative support for all board activities
  • Manage complex calendaring for board, committee, and task force meetings
  • Manage executives’ calendars, including planning and scheduling of meetings and conferences
  • Coordinate all travel logistics and arrangements for executive director and COO
  • Work with COO to coordinate weekly Executive Leadership Team meeting agendas and follow-up action items

Minimum Requirements

  • 7–10 years’ progressive experience as an executive assistant
  • 3+ years’ experience supporting a board of directors, preferably in non-profit
  • 3+ years’ experience with event planning or project coordination
  • Outstanding computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Sharepoint
  • High level of integrity and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters

The successful candidate will meet the above qualifications and is also a resourceful and highly organized professional who can work both independently and collaboratively with teams. Additional core strengths and qualities critical to this role are excellent relationship building skills, responsive and agile thinking, being deadline focused, taking ownership of the position, a high level of integrity and confidentiality, and excellent communication skills at all levels and via all methods.

Committee for Children is a leader in its industry and has excellent employee tenure because the organization takes such great care of its valued assets—clients and employees. This role will offer some amazing opportunities to add value, contribute, and make a difference while enjoying new challenges, a collaborative and diverse team, professional development opportunities, and work/life balance.

About Committee for Children

Founded in 1979, Committee for Children is a nonprofit working globally to foster children’s social-emotional development and prevent bullying, violence, and child abuse. Our research-based social-emotional learning programs are used in more than 26,000 schools in 70 countries around the world. These programs help more than 14 million children each year stay safe, respect themselves and others, succeed in school today, and build a better world for tomorrow.

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