Assistant to the Executive Director

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant to the Executive Director

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-21-2017

Posting Summary:
The Assistant to the Executive Director of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities supports the organization's leadership by coordinating budget, payments, travel, communications, and meetings; managing information and project priorities with accuracy and confidentiality; assisting in planning and managing donor-related events; and organizing government advocacy initiatives such as Humanities on the Hill, National Humanities Alliance Advocacy Day, and General Assembly Humanities Advocacy Day. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant to the Executive Director is also a primary point of contact for the VFH Board and assists the external relations and development team in executing vision and strategy for the organization. This position also supports VFH's Executive Director in setting up and documenting results from meetings to advance organizational development and government relations strategies.

The Assistant to the Executive Director needs to:
-Have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-Exercise tact and good judgment in all aspects of decision-making
-Be capable of managing multiple projects and priorities
-Maintain consistent professionalism and confidentiality

VFH offers a dynamic work environment with dedicated staff and a wide array of impressive programming including the Virginia Festival of the Book, the With Good Reason and BackStory radio programs and podcasts, the online Encyclopedia Virginia, grants and residential fellowships, and other programs.

This position requires travel (within Virginia) for visits with donors and prospects, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, tact and judgment, and the ability to manage multiple projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Excellent written and spoken communication skills
-Detail-oriented, highly-organized, and self-starting
-Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality related to all communications and business decisions
-Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and maintain excellent judgment and professionalism

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