Job Description

Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description


EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC’s approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in EDC’s commitment to respect the dignity of each individual. EDC has a commitment to promoting equity and access to high quality education and health services that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. EDC expresses its commitment to increasing equity through its strategies, services and products, which contribute to building capacity and transforming lives.

Job Description

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention, based at EDC. The Action Alliance brings together senior executives from government, business, and the non-profit sector to champion suicide prevention as a national priority and advance implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention through collaboration and innovation.

You will be a central player in organizing and facilitating Action Alliance functioning and promoting the effective execution of dynamic programs supported by influential private and public sector organizations. You will have a demonstrable role in delivering national and systemic impact.

You will:

  • Provide essential administrative support in organizing and supporting high tempo Action Alliance activities and projects
  • Manage calendaring and coordination of schedules for Action Alliance team leadership.
  • Develop and own the file management plan for shared team workspaces.
  • Schedule meetings with executive level administrative staff in influential public and private sector organizations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Executive Committee and other senior external partner administrative and scheduling contacts.
  • Proactively work with team members to track deliverables and other due outs to ensure timeliness of deliverables.
  • Support administrative processes in support of external partner meetings.
  • Create high quality record of external partner meetings in the form of minutes/notes and other summary documentation.
  • Provide administrative organizational support to key project management processes.



  • HS diploma or GED plus 1-3 years advanced training

Other skills/experience:

  • 3–5 years related clerical, secretarial or administrative support experience, including advanced mastery of 3 or more computer applications (for example Microsoft Office, Box, SharePoint)
  • Experience working with executive level offices and/or support staffs
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Superior communications skills

Additional Information

EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Total Rewards:

EDC offers the following comprehensive benefits package for all eligible employees:

  • This position is eligible for full-time telework for US-based candidates.
  • A mission-driven work environment
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation benefits for full- and part-time employees
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition and transportation reimbursement
  • Robust retirement plan with TIAA/CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund)
  • Paid sick time and up to 16 hours of personal time annually
  • Parental leave
  • Employee assistance program

This position offers an anticipated full-time equivalent annual base salary range of approximately $40,000 to $70,000. Salary offers are made based on market analysis and internal equity.