Thursday, August 29, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Executive Assistant

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Alexandria, Va., is looking to hire an Executive Assistant to work for one of its affiliates: HR People & Strategy (HRPS). This is a great opportunity for those job seekers who have just minimal nonprofit administrative experience.

The chosen candidate for this position will work with HRPS's Executive Director to implement the organization's strategic plan and oversee all operations of the association. The Executive Assistant will also serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors for various matters.

Other important duties include:

  • Coordinate the tracking of all organizational goals across HRPS.
  • Coordinate all accounting, audit and tax processes.  Work with SHRM’s accounting department to resolve accounts receivable/payable issues.
  • Route contracts/ documents and obtain appropriate approvals.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics with various SHRM departments and outside vendors, assist committees in developing agendas, and work with committee members to develop materials.
  • Work with SHRM IT Department and outside vendor to plan and maintain website.
  • Maintain the Executive Director’s calendar and email as requested.   
  • Handle administrative tasks (ordering supplies, copying, filing, mail distribution, etc.).
As stated before, the Executive Assistant position is perfect for those with only minimal experience in the nonprofit sector. HRPS requires that applicants have at least four years experience of administrative experience in any fast-paced business. Other requirements are listed in the job description, which can be found on the NPT Jobs Career Center (where you can also apply).

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