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Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff & Administrative Officer (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2022-2023
Location: Headquarters-Rio Grande Valley
Region: Headquarters - Rio Grande Valley, TX
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time


Position Overview

IDEA Public Schools is looking for an Executive Assistant to the IDEA Sr. Chief of Staff & Administrative Officer. As an Executive Assistant, you will provide high-level administrative support to ensure they can efficiently accomplish key tasks and initiatives You will also manage the business office functions and travel support for the Sr. Chief of Staff & Administrative Officer, ensuring on-time payments and reimbursements. You will be responsible for ensuring that administrative team step backs and other events are executed and deemed high-quality from a logistics and budget standpoint, and support large scale events as needed.

This is a full-time, on-site position located in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

Compensation & Benefits

Salaries for people entering this role typically start between $50,500 and $59,600, commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on team performance and goal attainment. 

Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, and supplemental benefits as well as retirement plans and a generous vacation package. You can find more information about our benefits at

Key Responsibilities:

  • Outline, share, and follow month-end reconciliation process with leaders
  • Ensure that all purchase card transactions have adequate descriptions and appropriate account codes
  • Monitor reimbursements and team budget
  • Reconcile American Express Card purchases for leadership teams (VP level and above) upon request
  • Submit all proper documentation to business office by the 3rd business day of each month
  • Partner with the Board Services team to plan events
  • Draft initial communication or follow up communication for review
  • Set appointments, travel, and corresponding needs for the Sr. Chief of Staff & Administrative Officer
  • Manage updates to the team Hubsite
  • Conserve Sr. Chief of Staff & Administrative Officer time as best as possible
  • Assist with calendaring and communication of pre-meeting requests and post-meeting follow-ups
  • Lead cross-team groups to execute on key initiatives, projects, and events
  • Support team (and cross-team) events, trainings, and meetings as needed for strategic priorities, including step backs
  • Prioritize conflicting needs, handle matters expeditiously, and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures
  • Ensure all assigned tasks are completed by deadline and deliver on all agreed-to commitments and hold others accountable to do the same

Required Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to manage through influence and across lines of difference
  • Impeccable organization and time management
  • Ability to anticipate and independently manage many small details for daily execution
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

Required Experience

  • Associates degree or higher preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ successful experience supporting executives in a fast-paced, quickly changing, and highly ambiguous environment, and managing projects with multiple inputs and multiple stakeholders[AL1]
  • Minimum of 2 years as an executive assistant or assistant

Individual Goals

  • Goal 1: 100% of business office responsibilities (American Express/TM Requisitions) are completed within deadline, resulting in on-time payments, reimbursements and procurement regulatory procedures are following business/HQ policy and ensuring that all purchases follow all IDEA board policies.
  • Goal 2: 100% Consistently Manage Communication and Calendar for the Sr. Chief of Staff & Administrative Officer to ensure they achieves 100% driving goals.
  • Schedule check ins with direct reports
  • Schedule business partnership meetings with chiefs
  • Schedule administrative team quarterly step backs
  • Manage Sr. Chief of Staff & Administrative Officer calendar to make sure no overlapping or conflicts on any meetings
  • Goal 3: Project Management: 100% of Projects and Tasks assigned by Sr. Chief of Staff & Administrative Officer are reported as performed satisfactory or very satisfactorily.
  • Administrative lead team tactical - Mondays
  • Goal 4: Project Management: 100% of Administrative Team Operating Mechanism Meetings are executed and ready 3 days before event and are 90% satisfied/highly satisfied with logistics.
  • Administrative Lead team Tactical
  • Administrative Team Quarterlies
  • Administrative Team Strategy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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[AL1]I wonder if we add specific EA experience as part of requirements?

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