The executive assistant coordinates and provides high-quality, holistic administrative support to the assigned executive.
- Provide daily support to executive by answering calls, emails, voicemails, and through regular 1-on-1 appointments.
- Work closely with executive to maintain calendar of appointments, commitments, and deliverables
- Contribute to board, executive, and management meetings by assisting in preparing agendas, pre-read materials, reports, and taking minutes as requested.
- Prepares draft correspondence for executive approval, or responds on the executive’s behalf within delegated parameters
- Arrange logistics and accommodation for travel.
- Assist with tracking spending throughout the fiscal year and identify variances in predetermined budget.
- Track key relationships stewarded by the executive: interests, key dates, and gift report schedules; managing documentation for the team and preparing reports for senior leadership.
- Research, troubleshoot, and track gifts on behalf of major giving partners seeking internal assistance or clarification.
- Collaborate with other departments to assist executive interface positively with all leadership and constituents across the organization.
- Ensure the executive is well informed of upcoming meetings, meeting agendas, commitments, responsibilities, and items that require decisions - with appropriate follow up.
- Work with Strategic Alignment Division to produce major donor events according to established standard of quality.
- Work in advance of executive to ship and prepare needed materials, or serving as advanced arrival team where necessary
- Work with confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner
- Create and documents key processes.
- Assists in the authoring, revising, chartering, or de-chartering of action plans
- Integrates the personal and professional life of the executive, to prolong longevity and increase mission effectiveness
- Lead variety of special projects as assigned by the executive (Action Plan leader or Action Plan Team member).
Employees may be assigned a Primary Steward of any of the following: Volunteer(s), Donor(s), Vendor(s), Chapter(s), Process, Standard and Best Practices (PSBPs).
Specific assignments for the Primary Steward will be listed in the Task List. All Employees are assigned the role of Secondary Steward, which plays a supporting role to the Primary Steward to serve a chapter in a specific way, for a specific timeframe as determined by the Primary Steward. Secondary Stewards can be assigned to focus on specific management issues like YFC compliance, legal, risk, strategic planning, fund development coaching, staff development coaching, new ministry site development, process stewardship or a variety of other equipping roles.
Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel. As an employee of Youth for Christ and an associate minister of the Gospel, YFC expects all employees to:
- Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
- Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
- Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps and events.
- Model empathy, humility and care for all people. This includes promoting equity and inclusion in word and in the practice of faith expression.
YFC employees will have an opportunity to be commissioned or licensed as a minister of the Gospel through the established Youth for Christ process, and/or ordained by an outside body recognized by Youth for Christ USA.
Knowledge & Skills
- Service oriented: dedicated to meeting expectations of the executive by maintaining effective relationships.
- Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
- Experience in administrative support and in making appropriate decisions regarding available time.
- Excellent verbal and written skills, and experience and/or interest in partnership development
- High degree of professionalism and sensitivity to executive's availability (personal and work-related commitments) in dealing with diverse groups of people (staff, leaders, donors, etc.)
- Proactive: ability to anticipate needs, events or issues that may arise
- Maintains a high level of integrity, confidentiality and discretion.
Willing to demonstrate and/or possesses the following:
- Ability to humbly serve and honor others even in difficult situations with prayer, consistency, transparency, and resilience. (Enduring Humility).
- Demonstrates proper reliance on God, others, and self through generous giving of time and skills, by collaboratively incorporating others’ ideas, welcoming candid input, recognizing others’ need for grace and extending forgiveness and empathy. (Relentless Trust).
- Prioritizes others’ needs for a missional outcome, characterized by joy, with active listening and problem-solving skills, while encouraging and empowering fellow believers. (Joyful Camaraderie).
- Trusts God with new approaches and changes, and communicates needs and limits with emotional intelligence, while seeking confidence and wisdom in Christ. (Courageous Faithfulness)
- Seeks authentic Christ-Centered relationships with people of various backgrounds, fosters an inviting environment and empowers historically marginalized groups and indigenous populations (within the local context), through active listening, inclusion, advocacy for those who are vulnerable and respect of others’ experiences. (Kingdom Inspired Diversity).
Credentials Required & Preferred Education
- High School or GED required
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- 5+ years of experience supporting executives
All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC/USA. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fund raising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.
YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.
We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.
We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.