Executive Assistant Position Opportunity

Salary Range:  $44,300 – $64,300, Full Time Equivalent
Job Classification:  Regular, Exempt
Benefits:  Competitive Benefits Package Offered
Hours:  40 Hours Per Week
Supervisor:  Executive Director
Full Job Description

Application Due Date:  Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Position Information
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership is hiring an Executive Assistant. We invite you to join our team! You will work alongside the Executive Director as a vital member of our Management Team. You will serve as a resource for the Executive Director, foster communication across the organization, expand our work to be a diverse and inclusive team, and maintain a well-run organization. If you are a big picture thinker but also love details, we want you on our team! 

We offer a competitive salary, generous paid time off, a retirement plan and health insurance for you and your family.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation
The Estuary Partnership is engaged in an on-going process to identify inequities and imbalances of power in our organization and our programs. We are committed to racial equity across the organization: in our programs, workforce, policies and organizational culture. This is an on-going process and we recognize that we have far to go, please know that racial equity and environmental justice is a cornerstone of our commitment to all communities along the river.

Applicants from communities of color, Indigenous people and women are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environmental for all. We value formal and lived experiences.

Non-Discrimination Statement
The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, or military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status. Discrimination is not tolerated at the Estuary Partnership.

Application Instructions
To apply, please follow the application instructions below, fill out the online form, and upload a single PDF or Microsoft Word document that contains the required information.

For your applications to be accepted, it must include the following:

  1. Cover Letter:  Your letter should discuss your specific experience relevant to the job description.
  2. Detailed Resume:  Your resume should provide dates and specific duties of current and past employment.
  3. References:  Provide the names, organizations, and titles of three references who can speak to your experiences that relate to this position. References will not be contacted without your prior permission.
  4. Question Response:  Submit your answers in business format to the following questions. Your answers will be evaluated for writing style, clarity, and content. Please answer each question using between 250 and 400 words.

A.  What are the most important qualities of an Executive Assistant and why? In what ways does this position contribute to the success of an Executive Director to effectively lead the organization? Please provide specific examples of your lived or worked experience to support your answer.
B.  Describe how you stay organized in your work and what skills you use to do so. As an example, if you were asked to conduct an office-wide equipment inventory, how would you go about the project?
C.  Describe a circumstance from your experience that required cultural sensitivity, or describe how you would work to create a work environment that is welcoming, inclusive and increasingly diverse.