Senior Executive Assistant, Global President

Job Location US-DC
Position Type
Jobs | Regular Full-Time

The Need

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 offices. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.


Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve. 


IJM is a dynamic, highly professional organization that has experienced rapid growth and an expanding platform of work. The ever-increasing and complex demands on the President’s time requires the highest level of executive support. Accordingly, IJM seeks a mature, experienced, and energetic professional to provide administrative and project support that will enhance and maximize the President’s productivity and effectiveness. The President and Executive Assistant will succeed through daily interaction and collaboration to establish shared goals, determine priorities, manage tasks, and generate clear, consistent communication. 


This position is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC metro area and reports to the Global President.


  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Global President’s Office internally and externally, communicating questions and concerns appropriately to the Global President;
  • Draft and/or edit correspondence including memoranda, reports, emails, and other documents on behalf of the Global President to ensure excellence in all communication from the Global President’s Office;
  • Capture, transcribe and/or edit meeting minutes, notes or data for the Global President to achieve program goals;
  • Coordinate all logistics for the Global President meeting rhythms, including scheduling, room reservations, technology set-up, staff communication, meal coordination, and procuring necessary supplies;
  • Work with the Coordinator, Strategy & Execution to execute all domestic and international travel for the Global President including transportation, accommodations, scheduling and communication preparation with all responsible parties;
  • Coordinate special events for the Global President as needed;
  • Maintain the Global President’s calendars and all meeting requests, adjusting appointments and time to execute tasks as necessary to facilitate competing priorities; and
  • Develop and maintain a task management system to ensure that the Global President has both the time and materials needed for timely completion of his tasks, including weekly and daily briefing materials.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience providing direct administrative support to a senior executive in a fast-faced professional environment;
  • Superior administrative capacity and ability to manage a large number of detailed projects with minimal oversight;
  • Ability to establish and maintain complex systems and processes to prioritize large volumes of information;
  • Extensive experience managing the schedule and travel advance work for an executive.
  • Strong ability in writing and editing executive correspondence; and
  • Meticulous attention to detail and disciplined with priorities.


Critical Qualities:

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative; 
  • Disciplined with priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication;
  • Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;
  • Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and
  • Adept at creative problem solving.


What does IJM have to offer?
- Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
- Monthly commuter and parking benefits
- Generous 6% retirement contribution
- Paid leave starting at 23 days
- 11 holidays (and early release the day prior)
- Relocation reimbursement
- Daily, quarterly and annual community spiritual formation
- Robust staff care resources


Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document.


*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.


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