Senior Executive Administrator & Board Liaison

Tysons , Virginia
Oct 30, 2017
Nov 28, 2017
Full Time


PenFed is hiring a Senior Executive Administrator & Board Liaison in our headquarters office located in McLean, VA location. The primary purpose of this job is to lead the executive administrative staff, directly support the CEO and senior executive team as well as to serve as the administrative liaison to the Board of Directors.  Reporting to the Senior Executive Vice President, the incumbent will also make meeting arrangements, prepare reports, financial data and correspondence to inside and outside groups while serving as a primary point of contact for the senior executive team.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned.


    Manage comprehensive administrative support for the CEO and members of the senior executive team and supervises all executive administrative staff. Organize work for the executive administrative staff, sets priorities and determines resource requirements.  Coordinate with other organizations/teams to accomplish goals.  Monitor progress and evaluates outcomes. Prepare a variety of reports, presentations & other materials. Meet and greet VIP clientele, guests, candidates and senior management acting as an "ambassador" for the senior executive team. Act as the gatekeeper for the executive team. Coordinate meeting space, meeting preparation, managing the calendars of the senior executive team. Coordinate and complete expense reports, manages calendars, and serves as the first point of contact for incoming calls. Write responses to executive correspondence requests for the CEO and Chairman of the Board.  Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as needed.  Occasional travel to board meetings required. Take minutes at PenFedHR Realty and PenFedHR Title meetings. 


    Adheres to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding board and board committee matters including advance distribution of materials before board meetings. Ensure the accurate preparation of board of directors’ meeting packages, including all appropriate documented, properly codified in board package reporting programs.  Ensures access controls and proprietary data and corporate information are adhered to and protected.  Understand and appropriately applies principles, procedures, and requirements related to specialized expertise. Take minutes at all board meetings. Edit board notes for proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling and ensures all information is communicated in a clear and organized manner. 


    Oversee the travel policy and work directly with the travel agency to ensure goals are established and met. Initiate action and exercise authority to resolve situations with the agency and make recommendations with senior leadership to resolve problems.

Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

    Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.  Minimum of ten (10) years’ of experience as an Executive Assistant for Senior Executives is required; experience supporting the CEO and Board of Directors preferred. At least three (3) years of experience supervising executive administrative support teams. Strong background in dealing with C-suite executives and Board Members. Advanced MS Office skills, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are required. Impeccable writing skills with the ability to proofread and edit others’ work in short time frames. The ability to communicate respectfully and with tact. Experience managing highly confidential information with discretion and sensitivity. Proven experience identifying and analyzing problems with the ability to make recommendations for solving these challenges. Experience responding to shifting demands and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Supervisory Responsibility

    This position will supervise executive administrative staff.

Licenses and Certifications

    There are no additional certifications required.


    Ability to travel to various work sites and be on-call is required.


Work Environment

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.  The employee must have the ability to lift 25 pounds. 


About Us


Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.6 million members and over $23 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Portugal. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. We are available to members worldwide, via the web, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.


Equal Employment Opportunity


PenFed management will maintain and observe personnel policies which will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-838-1568.

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