Executive Assistant

REPORTS TO:     Executive Director

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The primary role of the Executive Assistant is to provide executive level administrative support to the Executive Director of Larkin Street and its administrative departments. The Executive Assistant will have direct contact with board members, government officials, donors, senior managers, and the general public. The Executive Assistant will manage communications with the ED, handle much of her paperwork, and coordinate her schedule.  This person will also support staff of other departments on occasional projects, as needed.

SUPERVISES:                                      None

EXEMPT STATUS:                             Non-Exempt

UNION STATUS:                                Non-Union


  • Maintain the Executive Director’s very busy calendar (schedule meetings, conferences, and activities).
  • Track appointments through Outlook, prepare materials, and ensure appropriate follow up for all meetings.
  • Assist Executive Director with special projects.
  • Answer phone. Greet and assist all visitors.
  • Make travel arrangements.
  • Reconcile and prepare expense reports for Executive Director.
  • Serve as administrative liaison to Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate, compile, collate, and deliver board meeting packets to board members.
  • Attend all board meetings and prepare board meeting minutes.
  • Attend other meetings and take minutes, as required.
  • Maintain board binders.
  • Maintain all board documentation.


  • Open and distribute mail, including logging in all incoming donations.
  • Purchase office supplies for Administrative team.
  • Purchase gift cards for centralized purchasing inventory.
  • Serve as liaison to office equipment vendors.
  • Assist with production of Development events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other web based software solutions.
  • Ability to type 60 wpm and take dictation.
  • Requires ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, bend and walk.
  • Finger manipulation.
  • Ability to comprehend complex materials.
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately.
  • Valid California driver’s license with clear DMV record.
  • Strong organizational and excellent communication skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or 2-3 years of experience working as an executive assistant in a corporate or non-profit setting.


  • Experience directly supporting a C-Level executive.
  • Previous experience with the non-profit community is desired.
  • Passion for our agency’s mission.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with reliability and consistency in work performance.
  • A team player mentality.
  • The ability to establish priorities, work independently, and meet objectives with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Good judgment coupled with a highly professional demeanor.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to write a variety of materials to different audiences.
  • Ability to take initiative with a positive and proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Excellent time management skills, with proven ability to multi-task, managing multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Desire to remain in the position for at least 2 years.

Larkin Street reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.


  • Starting at DOE
  • Choice of Kaiser medical plans, plus dental and vision- (with coverage at no cost for one of the Kaiser and Dental plans as well as Vision for Employees only)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible spending accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation- (starting at 3 weeks, increasing to 5 weeks by year five)
  • Sick time
  • 11 Paid Holidays + Floating Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Advocate Service
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Paid Sabbatical following 5 years of employment
  • 403(b) retirement plan


Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] then in the Subject Box please indicate the position that you are applying for.

Larkin Street Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer. Larkin Street Youth Service seeks qualified candidates with interest in the non-profit sector. We are committed to embracing diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified.