Executive Assistant

New York /
Executive Management /
Girls Who Code is seeking a full-time, experienced Executive Assistant (EA) to play a central role in providing efficient, responsive, confidential and professional support to our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ensuring that their time is effectively aligned to priorities to advance the organization's strategic agenda.

The EA to the CEO will perform broad, confidential, and time-sensitive work assignments and is responsible for the daily coordination of meetings and the daily operations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a superior ability to multitask in a calm professional manner with operational flexibility given sudden unpredictable business needs, and a keen ability to proactively anticipate changes and adjust accordingly.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing a broad variety of administrative tasks including:

    • Strategically manage an extremely active calendar of appointments
    • Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected  
    • Uses appropriate professional judgment to keep CEO abreast of any changes, issues, or concerns that may impact daily activities and/or schedule
    • Exercises considerable judgement and discretion in handling requests for appointments
    • Arranging travel plans, itineraries, and agendas
    • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with board members, donors, partner organizations, and others
    • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
    • May assist other executive leadership team members with ad hoc projects and reports 
    • Maintain accurate contacts for the CEO
    • Coordinating conference calls and virtual, video meetings with internal and external groups, including organizing the dial-in and logon information
    • Supports virtual and off-site board meetings: scheduling, planning, managing travel, etc.
    • Organizes the details of various 1-2 day team meetings
    • Tracking business expenditures and documentation; accurately completing expense reports in a timely manner
    • Placing orders, as requested (eg. ordering gifts or flowers)


    • Bachelor’s degree preferred and a minimum of three to five years’ work experience with C-suite or Executive Level leadership
    • Effectively sets personal priorities based on knowledge/understanding of the supported leader’s priorities
    • Displays a high degree of maturity, integrity, creativity and strict confidentiality
    • Exceptional organizational skills; attention to detail
    • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
    • High degree of responsiveness; providing quick replies to email and phone requests
    • Able to manage complex projects simultaneously with accurate and timely execution
    • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to effectively interact with diverse individuals at all organizational levels
    • Resourceful with excellent problem solving and strategic thinking abilities
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
    • Comfort and interest in using technology for efficiency; proficient with Google Suite, Zoom, Slack
    • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills; tact and diplomacy
    • Motivated by an entrepreneurial, highly-collaborative team environment, with a desire to contribute to a growing organization
    • Commitment to Girls Who Code’s mission and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.

Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.