Executive Administrative Associate-Supporting the CFO

    • Job Tracking ID: 512213-663882
    • Job Location: Boston, MA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 04, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB’s mission is to end hunger here across eastern Massachusetts, and our strategic objective is to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to everyone in need in eastern Massachusetts.

This Executive Associate (‘EA’) position supports the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with a diverse range of critical, time sensitive executive administrative functions and computer-oriented technical functions on a fast-paced basis. The EA should be motivated, professional, courteous, and consistent, with a close attention to detail and timelines. The EA should possess strong written, verbal communication, and computer software skills. In addition, the EA supports the two-functional area Senior Directors reporting to the CFO; accounting and information technology.


  • Manage executive files (paper/electronic) for the CFO and departments reporting to the CFO
  • Maintain all GBFB contracts within Salesforce.com, along with state fundraising registration filings in ? 22 states
  • Produce timely, accurate, and consistent letters, minutes, memos and agendas
  • Perform light administrative functions including but not limited to: meeting registration, expense report management, travel planning, and invoice coding
  • Create high quality ‘Board-level’ quality presentations
  • Arrange for meeting materials preparation, catering, and room setup and restoration as needed
  • Manage the CFO’s calendar and travel scheduling, including but not limited to: prioritizing, scheduling, planning, organizing internal and external meetings, and resolving schedule conflicts on a timely basis
  • Responsible for researching and identifying potential vendors and obtaining quotes as needed. Ability to organize RFP’s when necessary.
  • If required, attend meetings and accurately take and transcribe meeting notes in the form of minutes, often early in the morning but may include evening meetings
  • Collaborate with other administrative assistants and provide administrative backup as necessary and take direction from other senior leaders as appropriate

Experience and Skills:


  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Detail oriented with sensitive tasks on a consistent basis
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required
  • Must be a flexible team player
  • Critical thinking ability


  • Three to five years of experience as a high-level Executive Associate with excellent customer service skills
  • High School diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Highly organized with demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent to advanced proficiency with large document creation and management, spreadsheets, and presentations in MS Office, Adobe XI, and Salesforce.com. (styles, formulas, macros, pivot tables)
  • Excellent skills with Adobe Suites presentation and graphic management
  • Ability to manage confidential information and sign non-disclosure agreement
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment as a flexible team player
  • Interest and commitment to GBFB’s mission to "End Hunger Here"

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit a minimum of 3 hours
  • Lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license