American Heart Association Executive Assistant in Houston, Texas

Executive Assistant

Tracking Code

7826-415

Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Executive Assistant in our SouthWest Affiliate office in Houston, TX. The primary responsibilities of this role includes providing senior level support to Executive Director, managing staff members, executing complex administrative support/technical program assistance work. The successful candidate will have a high level of analytical ability, multi-tasked manner of thinking, self-motivated and directed, and possess excellent administrative skills. He or she will have integrity, high motivation, proven ability to produce results in a highly deadline-oriented environment and creativity that will invigorate the AHA’s annual business plan. The Executive Assistant works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides administrative support to Executive Director.

  • Maintains calendars, schedules meetings and makes logistical arrangements necessary for internal and external meetings.

  • Manages and maintains donor contact information lists and communicates regularly with donors.

  • Works with Executive Director to ensure timely stewardship and follow up needs are met for key donors, board members and committee members.

  • Maintains an orderly filing system for correspondence and other documents.

  • Maintains accurate information relevant to internal meetings, committee meetings and events.

  • Working independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects. Acts as project manager for special projects, which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations and disseminating information.

  • Coordinates Board and key monthly committee meetings.

  • Maintains board contact information lists and manages communication between board and Executive Director.

  • Lead research efforts and identification of potential new donors and funding opportunities.

  • Schedules and organizes complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and department activities for all members of the department.

  • Performs desktop publishing, and creates and develops visual presentations and proposals.

  • Acts as a liaison with other departments.

  • Types and designs general correspondence, memos, charts, tables, graphs, spreadsheets, etc. Proofreads copy for spelling, grammar and layout, making appropriate changes. Responsible for accuracy and clarity of final copy.

  • Handles confidential information.

Required Experience

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • High school diplomaor GED equivalent required. College Degree preferred.

  • 4+ years of related experience with 1 year supporting senior/executive level management and 1 year of team management.

  • Proven ability in working and making decisions quickly and independently with little to no direct supervision.

  • Extremely strong interpersonal skills, particularly regarding the judgment, discretion, confidentiality, patience, and understanding necessary for dealing effectively with a diverse body of volunteers, donors, and professional colleagues; independence; and a strong team orientation toward both with internal and external constituencies

  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of AHA staff, volunteers and the public.

  • Ability to conceptualize, reason through problems, make effective decisions and develop alternative solutions.

  • Proven organizational skills, detail oriented and experience handling sensitive and confidential information.

  • Skilled in effective oral and written communications including conversing by telephone, business writing with clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and other narrative pieces.

  • Ability to lift 20lbs from ground to waist level with or withoutreasonable accommodation.

  • Must have advanced knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 used for word processing, email, presentationsand spreadsheets. Advancedknowledge and skill with these programsis preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

Be sure to connect with us to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people #ExploreAHA and stay connected with what we do! You can also click here at http://www.heart.org/careers to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association.

Job Location

Houston, Texas, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Category: Administrative/Clerical

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