Executive Assistant in The Foundation for Hispanic Education Sunnyvale, CA

  • Full Time
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Applications have closed

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Job Description


This position plays an important role within the organization, and holds multiple responsibilities, including but not limited to; providing executive-level support to the CEO and managing projects from beginning to end. The ideal candidate is accustomed to working in a high-volume, fast-paced, challenging work environment; is resilient, flexible, self-motivated, pays exceptional attention to detail, and is able to handle unexpected situations, and change.

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Provide administrative support to the CEO, including the oversight of special projects, researching topics, and necessary internal and external communications.
  • Responsible for heavy calendar management, requiring interaction with both internal and external constituents across all levels, to coordinate a variety of complex executive meetings.
  • Assist in the management of schedules and handle calls from both internal and external sources.
  • Coordinate travel scheduling and lodging arrangements.
  • Prepare and initiate correspondence to include letters, memos, forms, policies, and procedures.
  • Support the work of the Board of Directors by assisting in the preparation of meeting materials, managing day-to-day business activity for the Board, facilitating meetings and conference calls; manage logistics for Board of Directors meetings.
  • Assist in the development of support program initiatives, and provide the management of such
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support of The Foundation’s mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Other Functions

  • Perform other related duties as required, and develop and execute special projects as assigned.

This Position Reports To

The Foundation for Hispanic Education Chief Executive Officer

Required Abilities And Qualifications

The Executive Assistant is expected to reflect the mission and organizational values of The Foundation.

The core competencies required for this position include the following: organization, coordination, planning, proactivity, teamwork, persuasion, transparency, enthusiasm, and approachability.

Ability To

  • Communicate and interact on behalf of the organization with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Establish and maintain effective community and work relations through excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and a strong customer service mentality
  • Interface well with all departments of the organization, and represent The Foundation in a highly professional manner
  • Apply good judgment in recognizing the scope of authority as delegated
  • Deal with a wide variety of personalities and situations using tact, diplomacy and good judgment
  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of specified records and information
  • Effectively multi-task in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to meet established deadlines, and anticipate and resolve problems effectively
  • Learn, interpret and successfully apply the assigned unit’s policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Analyze situations and make decisions on procedural matters without immediate supervision
  • Understand and independently complete complex oral and written instructions
  • Accurately proofread written and typed materials
  • Take and accurately transcribe dictation and texts of meetings


Required educational level, experience/knowledge, and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience supporting C-level executives, ideally in an entrepreneurial, start-up, educational environment, and/or high-growth organization
  • Understanding public charter school education preferred
  • Highly proficient in administrative functions: Proper office methods and practices, filing systems, business correspondence, receptionist techniques, report writing, and telephone techniques
  • Excellent organization, time management, and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; ability to work independently and plan, organize and prioritize assigned workload
  • Thorough understanding of how to manage a busy executive
  • Calm and nimble team player under challenging conditions and schedules, maintaining a pleasant disposition at all times
  • Basic school district functions, policies, rules, and regulations
  • Work requires a willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel occasionally.
  • Strong command of word processing; exemplary spelling, and grammar skills, and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook/Internet Explorer)
  • Advanced applications in Google Docs, website maintenance, and Internet research; willingness to learn new software

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $61,000.00 – $79,000.00 per year


  • Dental Insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8-hour shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: One location

The Foundation for Hispanic Education was established in 1981 by the late Dr. B Roberto Cruz with the mission of providing quality education and support for all underserved learners. The Foundation, through its three charter high schools, provides leadership in the education of English Language Learners and, through its Center for Latino Education and Innovation and its partnership with the University of Santa Clara School of Education and Psychology, develops specialized training programs for teachers of English Language Learners. The Foundation schools currently enroll 725 students at its three campuses, with anticipated growth over the next three years to serve 1350 students. During this period of growth, the Foundation expects to increase its teaching staff to 65 highly qualified

teachers. Concurrently support staff will continue to grow with opportunities for advancement at all levels of service.

Vacancy Type: 
Full Time 
Job Location:
Sunnyvale, CA
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