American Humane seeks a highly-motivated self-starter with superb organizational skills, excellent time management skills, and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to join our team as an Administrative Assistant. The person in this position will provide executive-level support for and work closely with the COO and other executive staff to ensure the smooth functioning of the executive team and the DC Office. This position will be a hybrid of in-office and remote-telework based out of the Washington, DC headquarters office. American Humane is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. As we seek to fill this position, we highly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
For more than 100 years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.
The Administrative Assistant’s primary responsibilities are two-fold:
While the person in this position directly reports to and primarily supports the SVP & Chief Operating Officer, this role will provide basic administrative support across the full DC-based Executive team, which also includes the SVP of Communications & Legislative Affairs, SVP & General Counsel, Chief Talent Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Executive Support (estimated 60%):
Office Support (approx. 40%):
Essential experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:
Physical demands and work environment:
American Humane’s core values define our workplace, and these values serve as the cornerstone for interactions in advancing our mission and institutional goals. Employees are expected to adhere to all organizational policies and to act as role models, demonstrating American Humane’s core values:
Compassion – Being kind and caring in our interactions with others.
Accountability - Holding ourselves to the highest standards. Following through on commitments and owning our actions, behavior, and decisions.
Respect for All – Being professional, listening to others and honoring diversity in all its forms.
Loyalty to Mission – Staying focused on our purpose and our mission – our nation’s most vulnerable depend on us.
Sustainability - Contributing to being a great place to work and achieving our shared mission and goals to make a difference, now and in the future.
Honesty, Integrity, Trust – Demonstrating transparency, as trusted stewards of donor resources, supporting our leadership and one another.
American Humane (AH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to fostering and growing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and the humane space.
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