NLIHC Seeks Executive Assistant

NLIHC seeks an executive assistant who will be responsible for providing administrative and support services to the President and CEO and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to assist in the effective and efficient management of the Coalition, with particular emphasis on assisting the Board of Directors.


Office of the President and CEO

  • Provide the full range of administrative support to ensure that the Office of the President and CEO operates in an efficient manner. 
  • Receive and screen telephone calls to President and CEO, take messages, and make or facilitate return calls.
  • Receive and schedule meetings and appointments for President and CEO, as assigned by President and CEO.
  • Keep track of all speaking engagements and submit relevant documents to requesting organizations. Pay particular attention to whether requests are for virtual or in-person speaking.
  • Work with Communications team to ensure all media requests are scheduled in a timely manner.
  • Keep track of all activities of President and CEO and complete monthly program tracking.
  • Receive and prioritize requests for President and CEO’s input, feedback, or approval from other staff; ensure that all requests are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Provide President and CEO with daily itinerary listing time and place of all appointments; know President and CEO’s whereabouts and provide information to staff, Board, and others.
  • Prepare acknowledgement letters for all memberships and donations for President and CEO’s signature within five days of receipt.
  • Arrange for and set up meeting space and conference calls, as needed.
  • Maintain President and CEO’s and the Coalition’s permanent files, including chronological files; assist with management of archives.
  • Generate minutes and letters; draft documents as requested by President and CEO and perform formatting, data entry, and copying.
  • Place orders for materials and other purchases for President and CEO and entire office; ensure all equipment used by President and CEO is in good working order and supplies are replenished.
  • Assist in completing organizational and funding reports.
  • Provide support to President and CEO’s research projects.
  • Provide assistance on fund development activities as needed.

Board Operations

  • Serve as primary liaison with Board of Directors for logistical and informational purposes. Make facility arrangements for in-person and virtual meetings and arrange board travel and accommodations, as needed. 
  • Send timely notices for all scheduled meetings of the Board, Executive Committee, and Board Committees: Finance, Nominating, Investment, and others. Collect RSVPs.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly Board packets and all meeting materials. Maintain annual Board book and up-to-date contact and other information on all Board members.
  • Assist with staffing/assigning board committee members.
  • Prepare correspondence from Board Chair and other Board members as needed.
  • Take minutes of Board and Board committee meetings and draft complete minutes in a timely manner.
  • Arrange for recognition of outgoing members at annual meeting.

Operations Support

  • Receive, open, date, and sort all mail and incoming packages. Ensure mail is stamped and mailed every workday afternoon.
  • Monitor general voicemail, fax, and info and general in-boxes; forward communications to appropriate staff.
  • Copy and mail Memo to Members and Partners newsletter every Monday to those who receive it via U.S. Post.
  • Respond to all requests and orders for NLIHC publications. Mail out requested publications in a timely manner.
  • Provide administrative support to the COO on an ongoing basis related to calendar updates (NLIHC shared/COO calendar), Outlook contacts, and Intern postings. 
  • Receipts
    • Income Tracking. Prepare income tracking forms on all revenue received for coding by the Chief Operating Officer within one day of receipt. Stamp date on all checks. Make copies of all checks and accompanying documents.
    • Deposits. Prepare and make bank deposits on Fridays, the last day of each month, and upon receipt of large checks.
    • Cash Log. Maintain accurate log of revenues as they are received.
    • Enter all data in database within five days of receipt.
    • Prepare receipts for submission to Senior Director of Administration.
    • Ensure income tracking forms are completed.
  • Assist with maintenance of CRM database (Salesforce). Assist with member prospects and other data entry.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of all routine office supplies; ensure all supplies are maintained in an orderly and accessible fashion.
  • Ensure that office door and elevators are secured/unsecured, as needed.
  • Ensure orderliness of reception area, workroom, and copy room.
  • Assist National AIDS Housing Coalition with logistical support in its use of NLIHC office space.

Organizational Support

  • Provide assistance as assigned for annual Housing Policy Forum and Housing Leadership Celebration/Reception, semi-annual state coalition meetings, and other events. (Report to COO.)
  • Compile and ensure updating of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the Coalition.
  • Attend all meetings of Board of Directors, state coalitions, and Board standing committees; participate in staff meetings, retreats, training, and all Coalition events. (Report to CEO and COO.)
  • Other duties as assigned. (Report to CEO and COO.)


Applicants must possess highly developed organizational, administrative, interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills; proficiency in all Microsoft Office software applications; knowledge of and skill in operating office equipment; ability to perform several tasks simultaneously; and a commitment to social justice. A bachelor’s degree is required; non-profit experience is preferred.

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC (with flexible telework).

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, two writing samples, and three references (references will not be contacted before consulting with candidate) to Bairy Diakite, director of operations, at: [email protected]