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KDVA is Hiring! Position: Executive Assistant

The Korea Defense Veterans Association, a nonprofit organization based in northern Virginia, is looking for an experienced, reliable, and task-oriented part-time Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant will work directly with senior executives and will be responsible for performing a number of administrative duties.  The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks.  This position is 100% remote with flexible four-hour workdays, Monday-Friday.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing organization with competitive compensation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Support KDVA executives with administrative support.
  • Manage tasks and deadlines to ensure leaders know important tasks and meet deadlines; provide reminders and follow-up.
  • Coordinate executive communications, including taking calls, responding to emails, drafting letters, and working with KDVA members, partners, supporters, and donors.
  • Prepare internal and external organizational documents.
  • Schedule meetings and appointments.
  • Coordinate and manage travel itineraries.
  • Coordinate and support KDVA events in the Washington, DC area that take place outside of the work place, such as social and professional networking events, fund-raising events, banquets, and professional conference events.
  • Coordinate with the KDVA staff in South Korea to support their activities.
  • Maintain an organized filing system of paper and electronic documents.
  • Attend board meetings and other meetings, and prepare executive summaries and minutes.
  • Coordinate with external vendors (lawyers, accountants, website and social media manager, etc.).
  • Implement processes and policies for efficiency, quality control, and compliance.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Take on special projects.

Required Skills.

  • Experience as an Executive Assistant reporting directly to senior leaders.
  • Have a support mindset. Understand the work expectations of KDVA’s executives and be committed to making their work more effective.
  • Resourcefulness and adaptability. Find creative solutions; find information and solutions with little direction; and adapt to changing priorities.
  • High work standards. Have good attention to detail and be highly organized.
  • Excellent communication. Have clear, concise, and professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Initiative and motivation. Be a self-starter; highly responsive with excellent follow-through and follow-up; and work independently.
  • Planning and deadline driven. Plan strategically, prioritize, and organize tasks to achieve objectives.
  • Team-minded. Be friendly, professional, and respectful in working with KDVA teammates.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with an ability to become familiar with Member365 programs and software.
  • Have your own reliable computer with web camera and antivirus software, high-speed wireless internet, and smart phone.

Preferred Skills and Experiences.

  • Interest in the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the KDVA mission.
  • Working knowledge of the ROK and U.S. military, foreign policy, corporate, and government or academic communities.
  • Worked or lived in South Korea is desirable but not required.
  • A bachelor’s degree is great but not required if you do amazing work.
  • Accounting skills would be great.
  • Korean speaker is a plus.
  • Department of Defense or Military spouses are encouraged to apply.

Work Hours.

  • Work is 100% remote in a four-hour workday, during core business hours, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. KDVA prefers 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, but it is negotiable.
  • There is some flexibility in work hours as long as deadlines are met.
  • Be available to support occasional special events outside of the work place, such as social and professional networking events, fund-raising events, banquets, and professional conference events.

Location Requirement.

  • Must reside in the Washington, DC metro area – there is no relocation expense.

Compensation Range.

  • The total compensation is $35,000.
  • Fifteen vacation days.
  • KDVA observes all U.S. federal holidays.
  • No other compensation or benefits.

Resumes accepted until 4:00 p.m. EST on January 9, 2020 at:  eaposition.kdva@gmail.com.

The employer does not discriminate against any candidate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, sex, national origin, or veteran status.