Senior Executive Assistant, Marketing and Communications

Reports to: Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Position Description: The Senior Executive Assistant, Marketing and Communications (MarComm) plays a critical role in supporting the Senior Vice President (SVP) to manage priorities and communication. S/he is also a key administrative resource for the MarComm team and across the organization, including regular interfacing with the Office of the President and CEO.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the SVP including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents and presentations for donor-related meetings.
  • Plans, coordinates, and ensures the SVP’s schedule is followed and respected. Provides "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the SVP's time.
  • Maintains SVP communications in a donor database.
  • Assists SVP with Board-related meeting preparations throughout the year. Responsibilities include: coordinating and communicating meeting logistics efficiently, developing agenda and corresponding materials for meeting books, managing production of printed materials, drafting and transmitting minutes and reports.    
  • Develops, implements, and maintains best departmental practices for administrative policies, especially purchasing (i.e., invoicing and credit card, travel and expenses, food ordering).    
  • Prepares and processes purchase order forms for departmental requisitions. Maintains purchasing records.
  • Tracks and reconciles monthly departmental credit card purchases. 
  • Assists in tracking all general expenses against departmental budget. 
  • Maintains office supply inventory, places orders with Senior Administrative Coordinator, and verifies receipt of supplies. 
  • Represents MarComm as part of United Way of New York City's Administrative Core Team. Effectively communicates general administrative policies and updates to MarComm. Is a resource for team members on purchasing policies, credit card policy, Concur web portal, as well as food and office supply ordering.
  • Manages departmental records retention function, ensuring that documents are appropriately filed, archived, or destroyed in accordance with organizational policy.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving
  • Emotional maturity
  • Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • A passion for UWNYC’s mission, vision, and accomplishments 
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 1–2 years of experience supporting C-Level Executives, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Experience and interest in marketing and fundraising a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and social media web platforms.
  • Knowledge of Concur Solutions and ANDAR donor database a plus 

Key Competencies:

  • Effective Communicator
  • Superior Performance
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Planning and Project Management
  • Entrepreneurial and Innovative
  • Embracing and Managing Change

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to resume@uwnyc.org with the title "Senior Executive Assistant, Marketing and Communications" in the subject line.

United Way of New York City is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer