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Executive Assistant Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

American Physical Society
United States
$63,685 - $95,528
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

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Executive Assistant Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Who we are:

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.


Position Summary:

As the Executive Assistant to the CEO, your primary responsibility will be to provide top-level assistance to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  You will support the operation and organization of the Executive Office, support executive-level committees and task forces, and provide support to the Chief Finance and Operations Officer (CFOO).

This position requires the utmost confidentiality and professionalism. You will be able to independently carry out assignments, exercise independent judgment, organize projects, and develop strategies to accomplish goals and tasks. Come make an impact at APS. Apply today!

APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access within the United States, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. APS values diversity and welcomes candidates from a variety of backgrounds. APS offers a dynamic work environment with an outstanding total compensation package, including salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent paid time off.


  • Provides administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Provides administrative support to the Chief Finance and Operations Officer
  • Provides administrative support to the activities and programs of the Executive Office activities
  • Organizes and maintains the CEO’s calendar
  • Coordinates preparation and organization of CEO meeting materials
  • Prepares and designs general correspondence on behalf of the CEO, and Executive Office
  • Manages departmental email mailboxes and google drive
  • Manages requests for CEO approval and signature usage.
  • Coordinates travel arrangements for the CEO
  • Provides logistical arrangements for department meetings
  • Provides administrative support to executive-level committees and task forces
  • Leads an internal committee of support staff to coordinate senior staff activities and schedules
  • Identifies and balances competing priorities, utilizing independent judgment.
  • Backs up the Manager of the Executive Office in their absence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's degree required. 

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Minimum 5 years of administrative experience supporting senior executives.
  • Dependable, accurate and conscientious in work habits.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with staff and volunteer leaders.
  • Expert knowledge of Google products, Microsoft office suite, and Zoom video conferencing.
  • Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills; project management experience preferred.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrates effective time management and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude and is a self-starter.
  • Excellent attention to detail; skilled at proofreading/copy editing.
  • Creative contributor; solutions oriented.
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules.
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams.
  • Ability to operate independently.
  • Ability to identify and balance competing priorities.
  • Ability to treat confidential information with appropriate discretion.
  • Ability to act as a gatekeeper and escalate relevant information to executives as needed.

Travel: The position will require some business travel to attend meetings and events as directed by supervisor.


The salary range for this role considers the factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, and other business and organizational needs. APS's Compensation Philosophy is to manage salaries at the midpoint of the market. Therefore, it is the practice to hire within the entry - midpoint range.


Full Range: $63,685k/year - $95,528k/year (USD)


Target Range: $63,685k/year - $79,607k/year (USD)


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