Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Organization Description: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Serving as the voice of the business community, BRAC’s membership includes nearly 1,500 organizations whose employees represent over a third of the Capital Region workforce.

Supporting BRAC’s Core Strategies: As Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, this position supports the leadership of the organization and carries out the core strategies of the BRING IT! campaign, BRAC’s five-year strategic plan. Under this plan, BRAC’s purpose is to accelerate economic opportunity in the Baton Rouge Area, for everyone. An aggressively ambitious regional economic development organization with a bias for action, BRAC seeks to push Baton Rouge beyond the status quo, unleash its potential, and support a vibrant business community that believes the finish line does not exist. Guiding this work are BRAC’s core values of Leadership, Inclusivity, Objectivity, Optimism, and Persistence

Position:  The Executive Assistant to the President/CEO provides executive support for all the activities of the CEO, as well as the Board of Directors of BRAC. Additionally, this role will serve as an administrator for BRAC’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.  These responsibilities include:

  • Managing the schedule of the President and CEO
  • Supporting inbound and outbound communications for the CEO, both internally and externally, especially with regard to investor/member relations
  • Managing interactions and preparations for the BRAC Board of Directors, including preparation of materials, coordinating of meeting logistics of the Board and its Executive Committee and Operations Committee, completing and maintaining accurate minutes of these meetings, and monitoring attendance records
  • Filtering inquiries to the CEO’s office appropriately to the staff within BRAC or to its external partners, investors, or Board members
  • Assisting the admistration of the Weblink database, BRAC’s CRM system, across the organization, including updating investor billing information, entering invoices, and assisting with deposits in coordination with the accounting department; and tracking investor activity in Weblink to ensure consistency and accuracy for committee and council participarion

The Executive Assistant reports to the President/CEO and Executive Vice President of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies and skills:

  • Experience –  2+ years of administrative work or professional experience in relevant field
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to investor and coworker needs; Solicits feedback to improve service; Meets commitments and deadlines
  • Communication – Knows how to manage information effectively and communicate clearly and succinctly. Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification; Participates professionally in high-level meetings with executives and public officials; Has ability to write reports, correspondence, and PowerPoint presentations
  • Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual must have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, as well as experience setting up vitutal and hybrid meetings; experience using a CRM database is desired
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Does not engage in interpersonal gossip; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Engages with good humor; Is consistently at work and on time; Exhibits flexibility toward after-hours duties such as meetings or events and is resilient in pursuit of goals
  • Values – embraces and demonstrates BRAC’s core values of of Leadership, Inclusivity, Objectivity, Optimism, and Persistence

Salary is competitive based on experience and skills.

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