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Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
Emerald Youth Foundation in Knoxville, Tennessee
Date Posted 06/14/2022
Nonprofit-Administrative Support/Clerical
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

Full Job Description

Since 1991, Emerald Youth Foundation has worked to support Knoxville’s youth and prepare generations of Godly community leaders. Emerald Youth has engaged more than 30,000 children and young adults in a variety of community programs over nearly three decades. Every year, Emerald Youth serves more than 3,000 children, teens and young adults in the heart of Knoxville through faith, learning and health programs.


  • Medical, Dental, Life, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability insurance paid 100% for employee.
  • Voluntary benefits available for family members
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays

JOB TITLE: Executive Assistant to the President/CEO


STATUS: Full-time, exempt

The Opportunity

Join a team that is passionately committed to a vision for Knoxville’s youth that ensures every child in every neighborhood has the opportunity for a full life. (John 10:10) Supporting this vision, Emerald Youth Foundation, a Christian organization, is engaging 3,000 youth and their families with faith, learning, and health related programs and initiatives. Emerald Charter Schools, a K-8 Knox County public school, was launched by Emerald Youth and remains a partner organization.

JOB SUMMARY:Emerald Youth Foundation is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to provide high-level administrative and comprehensive support to the President/CEO. Reporting directly to the President/CEO and working closely with the Chief of Staff, the Governance and Compliance Manager, and other Senior Team members, this position requires a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.


  • Provides expert calendar management, prioritization, and project tracking for President/CEO
  • Works in concert with the Governance and Compliance manager to implement board and committee relations and activities
  • Communicates directly, acts as liaison, and serves as the primary point of contact with internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the President/CEO, including attending meetings as a surrogate for the President/CEO as needed
  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks that facilitate the President/CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organizations, including assistance with special projects, designing, and producing complex documents, reports, and presentations, drafting correspondence, maintaining contact lists, making travel arrangements, completing expense reports, stocking supplies, and other duties as assigned
  • Conducts research on prospective donors, presentations, and other strategic matters


  • Be a person who is striving to shape thoughts, attitudes, and actions after the servant leader model of Jesus Christ. (Phil 2:5-8) Have a commitment to work hard and unselfishly, in Christian community, a passion to keep learning, and adopted practices and high standards which support a life worthy of a Kingdom of God calling with children and able to meet the expectations of service with others
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of related Executive Administrative or C-level support experience
  • Demonstrates strong competencies in the areas of professional correspondence, editing and graphic design, technology, event planning and hospitality, verbal skills, and Microsoft Office and desktop publishing software
  • Physical Requirements sedentary position with ability to move about and travel in town occasionally. Occasionally lift objects up to 20lbs for set up of training, restocking supplies, or carrying materials to and from events.
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