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Enterprise Community Partners

Special Assistant to the President

Enterprise Community Partners

The Special Assistant will support and advise the President and CEO in all matters necessary for the effective operation of Enterprise Community Partners, including Board relations, executive correspondence, preparation of presentations and special projects. The ability to work independently while managing the office and the President and CEO's time and priorities is required. Strong judgment and frequent interaction with all levels of internal and external customers is required. Job Responsibilities


• Manages day-to-day correspondence of President and CEO, to include email management. Working closely with the Marketing-Communications division, serves as primary staff on internal executive communications.

• Assists in preparing, compiling and/or reviewing agendas, materials and presentations for Board of Directors, Senior Management and other special meetings.

• Assists in coordinating quarterly Board meetings and staffs Board recruitment process.

• Coordinates and implements special projects with Senior Management. Acts as President and CEO’s liaison on matters pertaining to meetings and events.

• Attends operations, project and program-related meetings with or for the President and CEO.

• Responds to request from internal and external officials relating to operational issues. Solicits, integrates and summarizes information, opinions and feedback from all levels of the organization, makes suggestions and recommendations.

• Identifies areas of opportunity to build upon culture of innovation and improve efficiencies.

• Serves on various committees/task forces designed to work on administrative, communications, policy and procedural matters.


• Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree preferred; minimum three (3) years or more progressive experience in nonprofit or related organization or related position. Experience in housing/community development is helpful but not required
• Must possess excellent leadership and project management skills;
• Must possess excellent communications skills, to include very strong writing skills;
• Must be able to analyze, synthesize and translate, verbally and in writing, complex information to influence the process and explain results to parties inside and outside the organization;
• History of building effective, collaborative working relationships that are dependent upon mutual trust and confidence, integrity, forthright expression of opinions, discretion, good judgment, diplomacy, and confidentiality;
• History of effectively staffing senior executives, preferably at a non-profit, public agency or legislative or executive office;
• Demonstrated ability to manage people and budgets required;
• Broad familiarity with community development, industry peers and major partners; programmatic experience preferred;
• Availability for moderate level of local and over-night travel.

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About Organization:
Enterprise works with partners nationwide to build opportunity. We create and advocate for affordable homes in thriving communities linked to jobs, good schools, health care and transportation. We lend funds, finance development and manage and build affordable housing, while shaping new strategies, solutions and policy. Over more than 30 years, Enterprise has created 300,000 homes, invested nearly $14 billion and touched millions of lives.

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