Executive Confidential Associate, 0149
The position supports the NEA’s strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3+ million members toward the promotion of public education by providing highly skilled executive administrative support of the Vice President of the Association.
POSITION SUMMARY: The essential functions of this position include coordinating the work of the office of the Vice President; using professional judgment and comprehensive knowledge of Association programs, priorities, initiatives and core values to deal with high-level contacts involving issues that may be sensitive and/or of a national focus; coordinating programs and issues; researching, synthesizing, compiling, analyzing, and reporting information, both financial and program-focused. The incumbent develops and maintains databases; produces graphics and presentation materials; develops spreadsheets, survey tools, tables, reports, and correspondence; proofreads and edits correspondence; handles logistics for numerous virtual and in-person meetings, conferences, and travel; takes notes at meetings; prepares and processes vouchers; conducts online searches; researches historical information from governance-related documents; analyzes and resolves problems; demonstrates excellent reasoning and judgment in making decisions; strategically schedules and maintains the officers’ calendars; receives and responds to email, telephone calls, visitors, and social media requests; and participates in collaborative work efforts that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Center for Governance operations. To carry out responsibilities, the employee uses a personal computer, associated software, and requires some travel.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the following is provided: The position involves skill in using a personal computer; oral and written communication skills; skills in proofreading and editing; use of clear and articulate speech; interpersonal relations skills; reasoning and problem solving skills; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to sit for long periods, stoop, bend, reach and carry light materials (up to 10 lbs.); and ability to travel by various methods of transportation, e.g., airplane, car.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Bachelor degree in Business Administration or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be acquired. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Five years of progressively responsible experience performing a full-range of high level support to executive staff requiring critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Four years of experience using a wide range of technology, including using a personal computer for word processing; developing spreadsheets/databases and presentation materials; using electronic communications, and online research; writing, composing, editing and proofreading documents; responding to information requests; compiling, analyzing, and reporting information; overseeing meeting/conference logistics, and travel arrangements; and preparing and processing vouchers. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work extended hours on evenings and weekends. Work samples (e.g., presentation and other materials prepared) will be required at time of interview. Some travel required (10-15 overnights per year).
TIER 1 (Essential): Demonstrated knowledge of Association programs, priorities, and initiatives. Demonstrated mathematical ability and proficiency in handling financial administration. Proven advanced skills in use of MS Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficiency in Outlook calendaring in creating appointments and events, organizing meetings, viewing group schedules, etc. Proven skills in oral and written communication, including drafting, proofreading and editing documents. Proven ability to research, analyze and report information. Demonstrated proficiency in the layout and design of meeting/presentation and other informational materials. Proven experience in coordinating and overseeing meetings and schedules, supporting virtual and in-person meetings/conferences as well as travel logistics. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion. Successful references. TIER 2 (Significant): Experience using the PeopleSoft Financial Management System. Demonstrated ability to work independently in prioritize and organizing work, anticipate follow up and make informed decisions and recommendations. Effective analytical and interpersonal, skills and ability to work collaboratively within a team environment. Demonstrated flexibility in handling multiple/complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions. Demonstrated use of sound judgment for decision-making and ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision. TIER 3 (Desirable): General knowledge of NEA governance and its various committees. Understanding of the NEA Strategic Plan and the Association’s budget process. Experience working in a non-profit unionized association or labor union.
Method for Résumé Submission: Apply online at www.nea.org/jobs
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