The Trustees

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110

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Date Posted:
November 16, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Administrative

Type:
Full-Time

Executive Assistant - Boston, MA

Description:

This position will be remote through the Fall with some requirements for on-site days at the Trustees’ downtown Boston office. Starting in the late fall, the position will become full or partial on-site.


The Opportunity

The primary role of this position is to provide support to the Chief of Development and Strategic Partnerships, one of five Executive Team members at The Trustees and handle special projects within the Development Team. This is a high-pressure role, with the need to balance multiple tasks and deadlines and respond to changing priorities while maintaining a calm, effective and professional approach both internally and externally. The Executive Assistant (EA) regularly handles complex assignments, while maintaining a high-level of professionalism, communication, and confidentiality in interactions with Executive Team, Leadership Team, staff, board members, outside agencies, volunteer leadership and major donors requiring discretion, judgment, tact, and diplomacy.


This position requires an individual with a high degree of integrity, considerable judgment, and the ability to multi-task and work independently with little guidance.


All EA staff are consistently asked and expected to regularly adjust to meet the changing needs of the organization and its executives. We are looking for an agile and collaborative professional with a track record of delivering great customer service with strong attention to detail in a fast-paced culture. This is a tremendous opportunity for a detail-oriented and hardworking executive assistant with at least four years of prior professional administrative support with a minimum of three years supporting C-level executives.


In This Role You Will

  • Direct executive administrative support for key executives

    • Calendar management

    • Scheduling weekly, monthly and quarterly review meetings

    • Extensive material development and follow-up for internal and external meetings

    • Travel

    • Expenses

    • Oversee executives’ direct reports’ sick/vacation and expense reporting

  • Coordination and management of committee meetings

    • Maintain and update annual meeting schedules

    • Schedule, organize and distribute meeting materials, including minutes, material preparation and tracking deliverables

    • Arrange meeting space/venue

    • Provide on-site meeting coordination with facility managers and caterers

    • Attend meetings and take minutes; prepare draft meeting minutes to review and edit with staff and volunteer leaders of committees

    • Post all committee materials to shared board portal

    • Coordinate and correspond with committee members

  • Proofread and assist with formatting documents and correspondence; draft correspondence, memos and emails

  • Create/edit presentations using MS PowerPoint

  • Maintain digital filing systems

  • Assist with other special projects, tasks, and duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point skills

  • Highly organized with ability to multi-task

  • Excellent writing skills and good communicator

  • Able to maintain high level of confidentiality


Education and Experience

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent business experience

  • 4+ years of professional administrative support with a minimum of 3 years supporting C-level executives

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, project management, time management skills and attention to detail with the flexibility to effectively manage multiple and competing priorities in a fast-paced working environment and with short turnaround time

  • Excellent computer skills and advanced Microsoft Office Suite experience – specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Professional interpersonal (written, listening and oral) skills and demeanor

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, customer-focused, entrepreneurial environment

  • Experience working inside a complex, matrixed organization

  • Ability to author and accurately proofread documents and correspondence

  • Ability to work on independent projects, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment and to respond resourcefully under varying conditions

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Aptitude for detail and commitment to accuracy and follow through

  • Proactive and creative problem-solving approach

  • Ability to write internal communications


Other Requirements

  • Occasional travel across the state; access to a personal vehicle required


Benefits and Salary

The Trustees offers competitive salaries and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.


In support of our staff and their families, we provide comprehensive top-notch benefits and an array of special perks. Full-time, year-round staff can enjoy:


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, with employer health and dental premium contributions ranging from 75% - 85% based on plan level

  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance

  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) retirement accounts available for employees to contribute to upon hire and a 5% employer match after one year of employment

  • Paid vacation and sick time and a bank of “Early Release” hours

  • A bank of 15 paid flexible Holiday/Personal days

  • Day of Service?to travel to another site to work in a division and location other than your own in a group project such as reinforcing beach shorebird fences, planting seedlings or bulbs, organizing archival documents, or making phone calls to thank donors

  • Day of Wonder?to explore the wonders of any of our Trustees properties

  • Complimentary Trustees member-level access and discounts discount for Trustees summer camps

  • Reciprocity program offering free and discounted admissions and memberships to more than 50 Massachusetts museums and cultural institutions

  • And much more!


About The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster.?Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care.?We are funded and supported by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.


In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. Building The Trustees of the future is about creating a sense of welcome for all and that starts with our staff. We believe having an inclusive workplace with diverse perspectives are critical to our work. We are ever curating and creating information and programs to help us be the most inclusive organization that we can be.?


We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Apply by:
December 31, 2021
Salary:
$70,000 - $80,000
About this Organization:

About The Trustees

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster.?Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care.?We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.


The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years.


In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.


We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.