For more than 30 years, the National Council of Nonprofits has served as a trusted resource and leading advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. As the nation’s largest network of charitable nonprofits, with more than 25,000 organizational members through its state association network, we connect, champion, and inform nonprofits from coast to coast, creating a powerful force that benefits all 1.3 million charitable nonprofits throughout the country and the people they serve. Our special focus is small and midsized groups: the 97% of charitable nonprofits that have budgets of less than $5 million. These organizations—local food banks, senior centers, arts groups, and hundreds of thousands more—rely on the Council for access to the timely information, policy analysis, and applied advocacy they need to deliver their missions.

Poised for growth to achieve its goals, the National Council of Nonprofits is seeking a multi-talented professional with a proven track record to fill the new position of Executive Assistant to the President & CEO.

Title:                            Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Reports to:                  President & CEO

Primary Function

The Executive Assistant to the President & CEO (“CEO”) is the primary support for the CEO and the Board of Directors (“Board”).

Essential Functions


  • Provide all administrative and strategic support to the CEO, including making appointments and maintaining schedule, organizing the CEO’s files and records, and creating reports and assisting with research and other analytical projects as requested.
  • Prepare CEO with all necessary materials for internal and external meetings.
  • Book travel and hotel arrangements, as needed, and create itinerary.
  • Other duties may be assigned by CEO.


  • Assist the CEO as liaison to the Board, including scheduling all board meetings and coordinating logistical planning; help preparing, distribute, and file materials for board meetings, such as agendas, board packets, reports, and other materials.
  • Take notes during board meetings and prepare draft minutes.


  • Assist five other professional staff with administrative support as needed.
  • Receive and distribute all incoming mail and coordinate outgoing mail.
  • Help arrange travel, reservations, and other outside engagements for staff members.


  • Serve as Ambassador of First Impressions, greeting office visitors and answering and routing incoming calls, voicemail, and info email box inquiries.
  • Receive and distribute all incoming mail and coordinate outgoing mail.
  • Keep the database up to date.
  • Make sure the office is kept in orderly and tidy fashion.
  • Serve as point of contact for building management and attend building meetings on operating procedures.


  • Natural and unqualified commitment to ethics, and earning, maintaining, and building trust with people within and outside the organization.
  • Unwavering commitment to equity internally and externally as a personal and professional value.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, especially writing and listening, with great attention to details.
  • An enthusiastic team player who enjoys being part of an extremely collaborative, collegial environment of highly dedicated and talented staff committed to shared success.
  • Energetic, dependable (gets it done), and exemplary (gets it done exceptionally well).
  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills with the ability to excel at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines while juggling multiple projects.
  • Creative problem-solver with an unwavering work ethic, sense of purpose, and sense of humor.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work at a computer station for extended periods of time.

The Council’s office is conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C., above Metro Center; however, at this time all staff are working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Learn more about the National Council of Nonprofits at

The Council believes in a healthy workplace and offers excellent benefits, including health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance; participation in 401k retirement plan with employer contribution; paid annual and sick leave; monthly stipends for transportation and cell phones; and generous holiday schedule.

The National Council of Nonprofits is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, people experiencing disabilities, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Thank you in advance for your submission. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are able to respond only to those who BEST match our needs.

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