Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant
Organization Name: 
Center for Community Progress
Job Description: 

JOB TITLE: Executive Assistant

POSTED:  February 1, 2021

REPORTS TO: President and CEO

BASED IN: Washington, D.C.


The Center for Community Progress works to foster strong, equitable communities where vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are transformed into assets for neighbors and neighborhoods. A national leader in land policy and land banking, Community Progress works to assess and reform policies and practices to ensure the effective, equitable reuse of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties across the nation. Learn more about our team and our work at www.communityprogress.net 


The Executive Assistant performs a range of administrative functions and engages in discrete projects to maximize the President’s time and effectiveness. The Executive Assistant will play an integral role in executing day-to-day operations in a high-growth environment. This individual will coordinate with the development, program, and administrative teams on a range of activities, playing a crucial role in communications, Board of Directors support, and cross-organizational initiatives with peer nonprofits in the field. The Executive Assistant will also provide direct support to the Director of National Partnerships with relationship-building with sector stakeholders, fund development, and grant prospecting, management, and reporting.

This role requires a commitment to equity, outstanding professionalism and discretion, organization and attention to detail, energy and initiative, the ability to deftly multitask, and a willingness to anticipate needs and work proactively on a wide variety of projects. In return, the Executive Assistant will have access to the CEO’s network of people across corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors, exposure to the full array of functions in the organization, and the privilege of working every day for the incredible communities Community Progress serves. The Executive Assistant will help ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and growth.

This is a career-track job for an outstanding person.


  • Conserve the President’s time by routing correspondences; drafting letters and documents; recording and capturing meetings; and contributing to discrete projects;
  • Maintain the President's appointment schedule by planning and scheduling in-person and virtual meetings, conferences, and travel;
  • Serve as Board liaison by attending all Board meetings; serving as administrative support for meetings and on-site coordination of logistics; and coordinating and booking Board of Directors’ travel arrangements when requested;
  • Assist the Director of National Partnerships with cultivating new and existing relationships with philanthropic supporters by researching and prospecting potential partners to the organization’s mission and plans for growth;
  • Support the Director of National Partnerships and manage grant reporting and proposal schedules to ensure timely submissions;
  • Assist the Director of National Partnerships in producing and submitting materials;
  • Other duties as assigned.


We seek an outstanding individual to join our team. We are particularly interested in someone who:

  • Has a demonstrated commitment to public service and racial equity;
  • Is adaptable and anticipatory, able to operate at a fast pace and adjust with professionalism and poise to changing demands and priorities;
  • Has exceptional interpersonal and storytelling abilities – one who can build, maintain, and strengthen meaningful relationships with a broad base of partners;
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Is a problem-solver able to identify efficient solutions to complex problems;
  • Possesses a working knowledge of community challenges and opportunities especially as they relate to vacant properties, land use and revitalization;
  • Can prioritize and manage multiple projects, problem-solve, be proactive, and work with multiple stakeholders in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment;
  • May be willing to travel (pending COVID safety precautions) two to four (2-4) times a year; and
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree and between four and seven (4-7) years of professional experience in nonprofit organization management, public policy, or related fields.
  • Familiarity with CRM systems and practices, and experience and proven knowledge in administrative support to a fundraising team a plus.

Candidates with at least two (2) years of experience and proven knowledge in administrative support to a fundraising or advancement office; charitable gift entry; compiling, submitting, and reporting on foundation and government agency grants; creating and manipulating queries and reports from a CRM database, preferably Salesforce; and management of email and print communications will be strongly considered. Applicants with experience in leadership and Board development, relationship and/ or project management, and/ or fluency in Spanish will be strongly considered.


Community Progress is offering the Executive Assistant a salary between $55,000 and $65,000 annually, commensurate with experience, and an excellent employee benefits package.


Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and one professional sample which demonstrates planning and implementation skills to Michael Bochnovic via email at mbochnovic@communityprogress.net by March 1st, 2021. 


The Center for Community Progress is an equal opportunity employer.