Special Assistant to the CEO
The Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP) https://foundationforfinancialplanning.org offers a unique opportunity for an individual seeking to gain executive-level exposure in an entrepreneurial and thriving national nonprofit. This position is located in downtown Washington, D.C.
We are looking for a resourceful, detail-oriented, organized and high-performing self-starter to serve as a Special Assistant to our CEO and work collaboratively with our four-person team. This is an excellent opportunity for a hardworking and eager candidate interested in building a career in the nonprofit sector. The Special Assistant will have the opportunity to develop close working relationships with our experienced team members, all of whom have a deep background in nonprofit and other relevant fields.
FFP is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization, solely devoted to supporting the delivery of pro bono financial planning to at-risk populations, including military members and wounded veterans, people with cancer and other serious medical diagnoses, seniors and family caregivers, low-income individuals and their families, domestic violence survivors and many more. FFP has provided more than $7 million in grants to national and community-based pro bono programs; worked with partners to activate more than 20,000 financial planners to volunteer their time and talents; and acted as a leader and catalyst to embed a rich tradition of pro bono service across the financial planning profession.
- Support the CEO’s daily functions, including assisting with scheduling and travel planning, research, visitor greeting and coordination, and other special projects as needed.
- Provide administrative and strategic support as needed across all departments, including Grants & Programs, Communications, and Finance & Operations.
- Support event planning needs for onsite and off-site functions, board meetings and receptions, including site selection, menu selection, room layout, A/V, and other logistics.
- Support exhibit planning for major industry conferences, including exhibit prep and shipment.
- Provide support for meetings and calls, including detailed note-taking and reporting.
- Help maintain CRM database, volunteer matching system, and grants platform.
- Collect and scan mail and correspondence; help prepare mailings and shipments.
- Maintain office space and organization systems; manage office supplies for staff.
- Troubleshoot tech issues as needed, working with in-house IT company and other vendors as requested.
- Execute special projects as assigned by CEO, Senior Director of Development & Communications, Director of Grants & Programs, or Director of Operations.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required. Prior administrative or office work preferred.
- Working knowledge of DonorPerfect or other CRM is a plus.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Experience with WordPress, MailChimp and social media preferred.
- Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a willingness to be adaptable to dynamic needs.
- High degree of organization and attention to detail and ability to manage and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to draft high quality written materials and correspondence.
- Passion for philanthropy and the impact it can achieve, with a strong interest in learning about and excelling within the nonprofit sector.
- Good sense of humor and ability to work both independently and collaborative.
Instructions HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates MUST submit a resume and one-page cover letter by emailing email@example.com to be considered for the position. The cover letter must address why you want to work at FFP and how you fit the job requirements. We will disregard candidates that do not submit the appropriate materials. Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for screening will be contacted.
Competitive Salary and benefits
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