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Executive Assistant to the CEO

Community College Preparatory
Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Salary: 70K DOE

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About CC Prep: Community College Preparatory Academy (CC Prep) serves under-credited adults, ages 18 and older, through an Integrated Education & Training (IET) model. Students who complete programming at CC Prep will be proficient with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be strong employees, family members, and citizens in the District of Columbia. A part of CC Prep’s mission is to foster a disposition toward lifelong learning in both students and staff, resulting in an organization-wide, data-driven continuous improvement process, where the most successful staff members are able to pivot & iterate quickly as well as thrive through ambiguity.

Job Description: Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship and collaboratively with management. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external business within the organization and all matters pertaining to the CEO. The Executive Assistant organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant should be a problem-solver and enjoy working with a variety of personalities in a fast moving environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Roles and Responsibilities Executive Support

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including: managing

an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports;

composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.

  • Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO's schedule is followed and respected. Ability to "gatekeep" professionally and create win-win situations for direct access to the CEO's time and calendar.
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with Board members, donors, staff, and others, on matters related to CEO's programmatic
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response with discernment whether input is needed from the CEO.
  • Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the CEO updated.
  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the CEO, some of which may have organizational
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO's ability to effectively lead the company.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.


Senior Management Liaison

  • Participates as an adjunct member of the Executive Team including assisting in scheduling meetings and attending all meetings
  • Assists in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings and off-sites, and all- staff meetings


Communications, Partnerships, and Outreach (Communications Manager?)

  • Ensures that the CEO's bio is kept updated and responds to requests for materials regarding the the organization in general
  • Edits and completes first drafts for written communications to external stake holders


Strategic Initiatives

  • Works with strategic initiatives coordinating the CEO’s outreach activities
  • Follows up on contacts made by the CEO and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships
  • Edits all, and creates acknowledgement letters from the CEO to donors



  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Emotional maturity and professional demeanor
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong work tenure: five to 10 years of experience supporting C-Level Executives, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development, and fundraising
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms.

Community College Preparatory


Washington, DC
20032 USA