Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Americus, Georgia
Commensurate with experience.
Jun 07, 2019
Jul 07, 2019
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

Job Summary:

This position provides specialized assistance to the Executive Director in the management of RCI functions and in other areas as assigned. The Special Assistant will serve as a key partner to the Executive Director in advancing the mission and goals of RCI to impact the lives of caregivers across the country.



  • Provides executive-level support for the work of the Executive Director. (90%)
    • Supports the Executive Director and the broad agenda within the organization and around the country.
    • Helps set priorities among issues and constituents.
    • Ensures the Executive Director is responsive to requests and inquiries.
    • Assists the Executive Director with meeting and event preparation.
    • Serves as senior advisor to the Executive Director.
    • Responds to concerns, issues and inquiries on the behalf of the Executive Director.
    • Assists the Executive Director in establishing and accomplishing goals.
    • Tracks commitments and deliverables to internal and external partners with a customer-service attitude.
  • Performs a variety of related duties. (10%)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and five years OR a Master’s and three years of related professional experience.
  • Experience working strategically and collaboratively across organizations in very fast-paced environments.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness, versatility and action-oriented behavior.
  • Exceptional writing skill and communication skills, including a proven ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports to senior management and articulate complex and/or technical issues to various stakeholders.
  • Experience staffing and advising a senior executive or political figure with experience strategically managing an executive’s calendar, scheduling/logistics and priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently; excellent organizational and delegation skills; and ability meet deadlines with short turn-around times.
  • Dedication to the mission of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.