Executive Assistant, Office of the President

Pew Research Center
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Washington, DC (Pew Research Center)


Reporting to the Chief of Staff , the E xecutive Assistant (EA) provides overall administrative and project support to the President 's Office and serves as a key liaison to the board of directors. The EA also serves as the top administrator at the Center, supervising a team of administrative coordinators and managing administrative support needs organization wide. Professionalism, the ability to cultivate relationships, and flexibility to adapt to the changing needs and priorities of a busy executive office are essential.

Because Pew Research Center aims to inform policymakers and the public by holding a mirror to society, it is important to us to reflect our society's many voices, backgrounds and perspectives. Being inclusive, diverse and equitable is foundational to the Center's mission and is integral to how we, at the Center, achieve excellence. Individuals who represent a broad range of diverse perspectives and lived experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is based in Washington, DC. During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with an eventual transition to onsite by January 4, 2022. The Center operates in a hybrid model, meaning that starting no later than January, staff will be expected to work in the office at least 2 days/week, and can work from home up to 3 days/week.


  • Manage the President' s calendar and daily workflow, juggling competing priorities as necessary and making appropriate and informed decisions regarding available time.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate administrative support services across the Center.
  • Team management of administrative coordinators deployed throughout the Center (currently 3) including: h ire staff as needed, a ssign work and teams , e valuate work and performance, and s et goals for administrative team
  • Schedule internal and external meetings, coordinating all logistics and details, providing relevant preparation materials, and ensuring appropriate follow-up.
  • Prepare emails, memos, presentations, and letters, including writing first drafts of messages, editing and proofreading documents, and formatting and distributing meeting agendas.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for the President and board members, including flights and lodging.
  • Provide support to the board and several board committees. Schedule and arrange meetings, compile and distribute materials, attend meetings, prepare meeting minutes, and maintain corporate documents.
  • Plan and oversee logistical arrangements for board and board committee meetings, including space and facility needs, meals and refreshments, supplies, and technology.
  • Compose, edit, design, and format documents.
  • Complete expense reports for reimbursement , third-party reimbursements and payment request.

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum seven years administrative or secretarial experience required, including experience supporting executive management in an organization.
  • Experience managing an administrative function and/or supervising administrative support staff.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams and Outlook).
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Self-disciplined to proactively resolve issues, anticipate needs and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills including strong sense of urgency to set priorities, juggle multiple tasks, organize time effectively, conduct research, and identify resources for projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Skilled at coordinating complex meetings and travel arrangements.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, focusing on accuracy and quality, without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including proofreading and editing.
  • Ability to tactfully manage internal and external relationships, and communicate in a clear, direct and diplomatic style, handling sensitive situations and complex tasks discreetly, effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains a customer service demeanor at all times , being responsive to requests and providing high quality service. Be available, as necessary, outside of normal business hours.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential information, as well as the ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner. Makes appropriate decisions and exercises sound judgment on the need to elevate decisions to senior management.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Total Rewards

In addition to competitive pay, Pew Research Center's employees enjoy a robust total rewards package that includes:
  • Affordable, comprehensive health, dental and vision plans
  • Generous paid time off, including paid holidays, vacation, sick, personal and family leave
  • Up to a 12% employer 401(k) contribution, with vesting at the end of the first year.
  • A robust wellness program that includes an annual allowance.


Pew Research Center make s employment decisions without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We champion inclusion, diversity and equity , and w e encourage applications from candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


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