Administrative Assistant

National Health Council
Posted Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019
Washington, DC

Please direct a cover letter and resume directly (by or before February 28) to email:

Reports To: Chief of Staff and Operations
Status: Exempt

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for managing the daily schedule of the Executive Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, coordinating travel, and scheduling numerous meetings, as well as providing other administrative support as needed. The Administrative Assistant also assists the Chief of Staff with coordination and logistics of various NHC meetings and conferences. The Administrative Assistant serves as the first point of contact for both Council members and the public. The Administrative Assistant maintains all office common areas and the front desk. 

REPORTS TO: The Administrative Assistant reports to the Chief of Staff

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Chief of Staff


• Scheduling and prioritizing both internal and external meetings
• Works collaboratively with Chief of Staff to coordinate senior staff meetings
• Coordinating travel
• Assist in the coordination and logistics of various NHC meetings and conferences. Travel may be required
• Cover main phone line and greets visitors
• Assisting the organization with other administrative support, as requested, such as drafting correspondence, returning phone calls, and schedule meetings
• Orders and monitors inventory of office supplies and assists in monitoring needs for office equipment.
• Schedule conference rooms and organize large office meetings; assist with the video conference set-up for office meetings; assist with placing catering orders for office meetings and events as needed
• Communicate with vendors and suppliers regarding office equipment maintenance.
• Other duties as requested based on organizational need
• Ensures common areas and front desk are clean and organized


• The ideal candidate has at least two years of scheduling experience with high-level executives in a fast-paced environment, preferably with a nonprofit organization or on Capitol Hill
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to engage with others in a friendly and professional manner
• Proficient working with office technology, computers, internet, multi-line phone systems, tele- and video-conferencing
• Attention to detail and ability to multitask
• Ability to deal with priorities and unexpected issues as they arise
• Proven experience prioritizing and making decisions with respect to scheduling and scheduling changes
• Experience in resolving travel complications
• Proactive and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM preferred
• Ability to work effectively within a team environment
• An interest in health, health policy, and patient advocacy

EDUCATION: Associate's or bachelor’s degree in administration, government relations, or a related field