Bilingual (Spanish/English) Executive Assistant to the chairman

Full Time - Washington DC

Want to work directly with one of highest-profile public intellectuals in Washington as part of a small but dynamic team in a startup setting where you learn every single day? Care about the future of the Americas and would like to help create a more progressive and transparent business culture in the region? If so, this position is for you.

The Group of Fifty is a 25 year-old network of forward-thinking Latin American CEOs committed to global leadership in both business and philanthropy. We’re seeking a full-time, well-organized, fully bilingual (Spanish/English) and hard-working Executive Assistant to directly support the Group’s Chairman in all day-to-day operations.

Primary Duties

  • Act as a Gatekeeper to the Chairman, protecting his time from a relentless stream of outside demands on it.

  • Function as a project manager for the Chairman, prioritizing conflicting needs and deadlines, following-through on important tasks, and ensuring that all deadlines are met

  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Chairman including:

    • arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and

    • compiling documents for travel-related meetings

    • managing an extremely active calendar of appointments;

    • composing and preparing correspondence that is often confidential;

  • Manage the Chairman’s professional and personal brand by implementing a communications strategy that includes updating his web presence on a daily basis (social media, personal website, web search content), and responding to media requests.

  • Conduct research assignments

  • Aid in editorial work for major publications on world affairs

  • Edit, prepare, and occasionally translate documents, including confidential correspondence, external communications, and articles for publication.

  • Implement and maintain procedures/administrative systems

  • Manage expenses and invoices

  • Manage databases and filing systems

  • Provide support to other units of the organization leading up to the Annual Meeting

  • Research and present detailed memos directly to Chairman prior to speaking engagements or media interviews,

  • Help manage his personal relationships with a wide array of external personalities and organizations.

  • Other miscellaneous tasks to support the Chairman

Required Qualifications

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish (candidates will be tested in both languages)

  • Superb organizational skills, including thoroughness, attention to detail, efficient time management and ability to multitask

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional maturity, ability to build relationships and handle stressful situations with tact and diplomacy

  • Resourcefulness, professionalism, perseverance and the ability to work independently

  • Discretion, as you will often handle confidential information

  • The ability to be proactive and take initiative

  • At least one year of previous work or internship experience in an office setting

  • A completed bachelor’s degree

  • A valid U.S. work permit is required

Strongly Preferred

  • Familiarity with and interest in international affairs, foreign policy and global business.

  • Experience organizing high level meetings.

  • Knowledge of Squarespace, Quickbooks, Salesforce and Mailchimp.

Salary: The compensation package for this role includes a competitive base salary, health benefits, and paid vacation/sick/holiday time.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interested parties are urged to apply as soon as possible.  Please email a detailed cover letter and CV as a single PDF attachment to