Do you have an amazing track record managing organizational initiatives for a member-based, non-profit?
Do you regularly receive accolades for your creative approach to working in a mission-driven, results-driven and community-oriented environment?
Are you a rock-star executive administrative professional with C-level coordination experience?
If you answered YES to all of these questions, you may be the Executive Assistant we’re seeking!
The American Counseling Association (ACA) is searching for an exceptionally talented, dedicated, self-motivated Executive Assistant. The EA will anticipate the CEO’s needs, work on a number of organizational projects simultaneously, and support the needs of the Governing Council and Executive Committee as needed.
The Executive Assistant ensures a high-functioning executive office with experienced, diplomatic, and proactive support to the CEO. The EA must learn about and understand the structure of ACA both internally and externally to provide senior-level assistance to the CEO to help ACA make progress on organizational initiatives. This includes coordination of activities and ensuring timely flow of information to and from the executive office. The EA will handle details of a highly confidential and critical nature and must function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced professional environment.
Bachelor’s degree required or related/related years of experience.
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience, ideally in a high-performing environment with supervisory and/or project management experience.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills and demonstrated critical thinking ability.
Outstanding interpersonal and diplomatic skills and a high-energy approach to staff and volunteer management.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including assisting in the creation of presentation materials. Must be able to communicate and represent information for executive level consideration both internally and with board and volunteer leadership.
Strong organizational and computer skills (MS Office Suite).
Great attention to detail.
Proven ability to develop and manage systems and processes, as well as organize and prioritize multiple complex projects and tasks.
Experience managing budgets and goals.
Must be able to perform responsibilities with composure under the stress of deadlines.
Must be capable of exercising highest level of discretion on both internal and external confidential matters.
The position is in an office environment and requires sitting, some standing and has a limited 10-15 pound lifting requirement. It requires the ability to operate computer equipment, telephone, and general office equipment to generate and transmit communications.
What do we offer?
We value our team tremendously!
A congenial atmosphere where teamwork abounds and your efforts are truly appreciated. We work hard, but also strive for work/life balance. We’ve got great benefits including medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, pet insurance, legal insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and a 403b retirement plan.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer
At ACA, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.
This is a great opportunity for the right candidate, seeking to make his or her mark in this well-established, international association.
Additional Salary Information: Marshall Brown & Associates LLC is conducting the search. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements directly to email@example.com Subject line: Executive Assistant
About American Counseling Association
The American Counseling Association (ACA) is the world’s largest organization representing professional counselors in various practice settings. Our vision: Every person has access to quality professional counseling to thrive. Our mission: Promote the professional development of counselors, advocate for the profession, and ensure ethical, culturally-inclusive practice. Our values: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Integrity, Proactive Leadership, Professional Community & Relationships, Scientific Practice & Knowledge, Social Justice & Empowerment.
All American Counseling Association team members are encouraged, supported, and expected to demonstrate The Way We Work Values: Be Flexible, Be Creative, Be Empowered, Be Inquisitive, Be Collaborative and Be Respectful.