Executive Assistant sought for a busy non-profit CEO of The HistoryMakers, an African American national nonprofit organization.
Conduct research and analysis on issues of interest to the Executive Director
Support and manage a high-volume of requests and projects to meet the objectives of the Executive Director
Manage all scheduling and travel logistics for the Executive Director
Prepare and edit correspondence, presentations, reports, and memos
Respond to inquiries from current and potential grantees
Manage and support Foundation events and program activities (i.e., board meetings, educational sessions, receptions, fundraising events, etc.) as required
Support the Executive Director in strategic communications, organizational strategy, and all other special projects as assigned
Assist in other administrative tasks as needed
Demonstrated writing and analytical skills
Familiarity with non-profit sector or grant making practices
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to take initiative, multi-task, be a team-player, be flexible, adapt to shifting priorities, and prioritize work
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to access a wide range of sources and networks for information
Good judgment and ability to function independently
Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications and social media web platforms, 65-80 wpm
Be able to work in a high-pressure environment
Sensitivity to confidential matters is required
Prior project management experience is also a plus
The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanentrepository of The HistoryMakers collection.
The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non profit educational institution founded in 1999, committed to preserving, developing and providing easy access to an internationally recognized, archival collection of thousands of African American video oral histories. The HistoryMakers is the single largest archival collection of its kind in the world designed to promote and celebrate the successes and to document movements, events and organizations that are important to the African American community and to American society.