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Special Assistant to the President

Seed Company
Arlington, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 02/07/2018
Categories: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

SCOPE: This position provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship with the CEO.  It serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President. 



  • Serve as a liaison to the board of directors and executive/senior management teams (ELT and SLT); organize and coordinate executive outreach and external relations efforts
  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that can be highly confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Plan, coordinate and ensure the CEO's schedule is followed and respected. Provide "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CEO's time and office.
  • Communicate directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with Board members, donors, and others on matters related to CEO's programmatic initiatives
  • Successfully complete critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, emails and other tasks that facilitate the CEO's ability to effectively lead the organization
  • Work closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the President updated.


  • Strong faith in Jesus Christ as Savior; God honoring lifestyle;
  • Passion for the Word of God and provision of the Word for every people group;
  • Championing the Seed Company’s vision, mission, and values
  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent work experience; additional study in relevant course work
  • Three years’ experience in a similar administrative role
  • Experience with customer database systems including data entry and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and Outlook
  • Ability to develop skills by observing others
  • Understanding of formal and informal structures
  • Ability to formulate a clear sense of personal direction
  • Strong sense of self-confidence and motivation
  • Ability to be flexible and think about things in a different way
  • Ability to be a sounding board to discuss ideas and approaches before action is taken
  • Ability to travel with CEO on a regular basis