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Administrative Assistant

  • Date Posted
    • 6.2.22
  • Organization
    • EL Education
  • Role
    • Administrative Assistant
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time


Administrative Assistant

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment, absent an approved medical or religious accommodation.



Travel: Up to 25%


EL Education is a national nonprofit partnering with K-12 educators to transform public schools and districts into hubs of opportunity for all students to achieve excellent equitable outcomes. EL Education is guided by a vision of education equity and student potential, by a reimagined definition of student achievement, and offers research-proven resources and practices, including the acclaimed EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum, Core Practices, and aligned professional learning. EL Education was founded in 1991 and currently serves 440,000 students in diverse communities across the country. Learn more at ELEducation.org.


The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support and management of logistical details for the Managing Director, Growth and Engagement, and the Managing Director, Product. Reporting to the Managing Director, Product, this position will be responsible for equally supporting the administrative needs of both Managing Directors and key team members as well as communication with distribution partners. This is a full-time position.


Specific responsibilities include:

Proactively manage the Managing Directors’ calendars, correspondence, and travel arrangements

Communicate with internal colleagues, Managing Directors’ direct reports, and external partners

Attend to data entry tasks and managerial details

Provide logistical leadership for events and meetings

Generate expense reports through tracking, coding, categorizing expenses

Manage projects with a backwards planning approach

Other duties as assigned


A successful candidate will have:


High degree of proficiency in technology tools including the Google Apps, use of online calendar, MS Office Suite, Salesforce

Ability to use web-based collaboration tools (e.g., Google Hangout, Adobe Connect)

Strong communication skills for both internal and external audiences

Logistical event planning experience for participants from a variety of settings

Familiarity with Salesforce preferred


Familiarity with nonprofit business processes such as the contract, purchase order, invoice and billing process

Background in K-12 education, publishing, and/or sales desirable


A passion for EL Education’s mission

A minimum of 2 years’ work experience

High detail-orientation

Project management skills

A self-starter with demonstrated ability to take initiative

Ability to prioritize a number of concurrent tasks

Capacity for occasional travel - up to 25% - including but not limited to 4 nights for National Conference, 4 nights for Staff Gathering, and occasional remote in-person meetings

Ability to set own daily schedule, prioritize a number of tasks

Service oriented mindset

Ability to collaborate and match collaboration style to support dynamic and diverse team members

Comfort with working remotely by oneself

Ability to work with a geographically dispersed organization

Professional demeanor

Ability to bring a spirit of joy and humor to challenges


Bachelor’s degree preferred -- ideally with background in communication or business administration


We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a wide variety of benefits, including paid-time-off, 403b match, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, and more.


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Please submit your resume and one page cover letter online (link to EL’s Career Page) in MS Word or PDF format. In your cover letter, identify the position you are applying for and how you heard of the job opening and EL Education.


EL Education seeks individuals of all diverse backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. EL Education provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or citizenship status, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and parental status, HIV status, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, status as a veteran, or physical or mental disability or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. EOE

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