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Executive Assistant to the CEO


With a bold goal of enrolling 1 million low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented high school students in college by 2025, we are excited to have you join our team!

As the largest college access nonprofit in the country, College Advising Corps (CAC) is devoted to giving every student the opportunities that college offers. We focus on college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation-college and underrepresented high school students by delivering personalized, knowledgeable guidance on college admission, financial aid, and enrollment.

We do this through two innovative program models:

  • In-school model: We place well-trained, recent college graduates from our partner universities as full-time college advisers in high schools across the nation.
  • Virtual model: We leverage technology to connect well-trained, recent college graduates with students everywhere in the U.S. that technology can reach.

Advisers become part of their school community, collaborate with teachers and administrators, devise creative approaches to reach and connect with students and families, and play an integral role in changing the lives of the students they serve.


The Executive Assistant to the CEO will play a critical role in our organization by providing exceptional administrative support to the CEO under the supervision of the Chief of Staff to ensure that the CEO operates efficiently and effectively. The Executive Assistant to the CEO serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituents on all administrative matters pertaining to the CEO. The Executive Assistant to the CEO will manage the CEO’s email, travel, and calendar; prepare for meetings that include the CEO; and coordinate with support teams for our Board of Directors, and key funders. Additionally, the Executive Assistant to the CEO will, under the direction of the Chief of Staff, ensure alignment on all logistics and communications related to the CEO. 


The Executive Assistant to the CEO will be a highly motivated self-starter with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience providing effective administrative support to a top-level executive. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems such as designing forms, managing files and records, entering information in a variety of formats such as narrative, manuscripts, business correspondence, statistical tables, etc.
  • Ability to travel several times throughout the year.
  • Culture- and mission-driven – extremely passionate about CAC and increasing opportunity for all students.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who works well with a team and also independently to
  • proactively anticipate needs of and opportunities for CEO.
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized with an ability to multitask.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities;
  • A strong ethic of service and desire to be a part of a fun, hard-working team.
  • An unwavering commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • High level of interpersonal maturity, grace, self-awareness, and sound judgment;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated with internal and
  • external constituents.
  • Demonstrate advanced computer application skills including proficiency with Microsoft
  • Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Salesforce.


Cover letters can be addressed to Dr. Nicole Hurd, CEO. In your cover letter, please speak directly to your experience and interest in working with our organization. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 

College Advising Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. College Advising Corps is an E-Verify Employer.


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