Assistant to the President and Board Liaison

The assistant to the president and CEO and board liaison provides direct day-to-day support, acting as the president’s right hand and taking on ongoing and varied projects as needed. The goal of the assistant is to help the president and CEO be a stronger and more effective leader by creating capacity for her to invest her time on the agency’s most critical needs and opportunities. This individual performs a variety of complex and routine clerical, administrative and programmatic tasks. The assistant also serves as the president’s liaison to the NASAA board of directors. Duties include:

Schedule, Task and Communications Management

  • Proactively and accurately manage all incoming and outgoing correspondence for the president’s office (includes email and snail mail)
  • Coordinate and manage the president’s schedule, calendar and tasks
  • Coordinate and manage the president’s travel arrangements and itineraries, expense reports and other logistical details
  • Manage the preparation, production and distribution of the president’s reports, articles, presentations and speeches (includes writing assignments as needed)
  • Manage research and information gathering as needed by the president
  • Manage special projects as assigned by the president (often related to board, committee and member support, public relations, external affairs, policy, and advocacy)

Board and Committee Support

  • Serve as the president’s administrative liaison with the board of directors and members
  • Support the president in the planning and execution of board, executive committee and governance committee meetings
  • Prepare and distribute materials for these meetings
  • Draft agendas, minutes and summaries of these meetings
  • Handle logistics for these meetings

Member Support

  • Facilitate and track regular communication between the president and members
  • Coordinate high-level member assistance requests of the president
  • Coordinate and track fee-for-service engagements by the president
  • Assist with fee-for-service negotiations
  • Assist with the tracking and reporting of in-kind contributions of time, travel and other donations that support NASAA’s work and events
  • Other duties as assigned by the president and CEO

Key Working Relationships

  • Reports to president and CEO
  • Works in close consultation with chief staff officers
  • Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with NASAA’s board, members, staff and partners

Salary and Benefits

The assistant to the president and board liaison is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position including benefits. This is a manager level position; the salary range for NASAA managers is $55K – $80K. Starting salary depends on qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Apply via e-mail to using “Assistant to the President” as the subject line. All applications must include:

  • a letter describing your interest in the position and noting where you found this job announcement
  • a résumé
  • one writing sample demonstrating your ability to communicate persuasively and clearly

For best consideration, apply before January 27, 2020. Do not apply via fax, phone call or postal mail.

NASAA is dedicated to creating a workplace that welcomes, respects and values people of all races, colors, ages, genders, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, creeds, ancestries, national origins, disabilities and veteran statuses. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

January 2020