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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. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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