General Information

Job Title:

Senior Executive Assistant

Job Description:

Supervisor: Executive Director

Time Period Status: full-time exempt (compensation is salaried and benefits are available); hybrid virtual and in-person


General Description

Advent’s Senior Executive Assistant (EA) provides executive-level strategic administrative support to the Rector and the Executive Director. The EA acts as a “gatekeeper” for the Rector. Under the Executive Director, the EA also ensures that the administrative needs of the church staff team are strategically managed in a way that enables each member to contribute their highest potential to the life of the church and fulfill Advent’s mission and vision. S/he reports to the Executive Director, who serves under the Rector.


Executive-level Strategic Administrative Support

  • Serve as the primary point of contact and “gatekeeper” for the Rector both internally and externally, determining which issues need to be escalated, delegated or solved by the EA, and communicating with care to all relevant parties
  • Serve as a strategic partner to the Executive Director to ensure internal and externally-facing processes and systems are effective and support the needs of the staff team and the church
  • Support ongoing strategic planning process with the Executive Director
  • Provide scheduling, communication and coordination for senior leadership (Rector and Executive Director)
  • Manage and coordinate central program and staff calendars
  • Oversee and support lower-level administrators and functions
  • Provide general office management, including administrative support of general HR and financial systems
  • Serve as a liaison between the Rector and community leaders and the organization
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

The ideal applicant will be a mature, experienced and energetic professional who can provide direct and administrative and project support and serve as a “gatekeeper.” S/he will have 5-10 years of experience providing high-level administrative and event, schedule and project support, and demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, independent problem solving and prioritization abilities, and a positive “can do” attitude. Ability to maintain confidentiality. The position requires the ability to multitask and manage a large number of detailed projects with an understanding of the big picture, establish systems and processes to make things run efficiently. A working knowledge or ability to develop proficiency of Mac programs, Microsoft Office Suite, Mailchimp, Canva, Zoom and ProPresenter, and Advent’s CRM software Church Community Builder (called Advent Commons in-house). The successful individual will also possess a working knowledge of website configuration/maintenance and in Google Apps, Dropbox, and other related applications. S/he is committed to the Christian faith in full agreement with the Jerusalem Declaration as a faithful summary of Biblical teaching (exceptions must be approved by the Rector), and evidence of spiritual maturity.

Application Deadline


Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:


General Information

Church/Organization Name

Church of the Advent

Contact Name & Contact Info

(202) 256-8245




Anglican - Other

City, State

Washington, DC

Description of Organization

Church of the Advent is an Anglican church planted in 2007 as a mission of Church of the Resurrection, sent to serve the Columbia Heights area. Our church was born out of a common desire to start healthy, gospel-centered churches through metro Washington. We long to see the city of Washington, DC renewed by the gospel of Jesus Christ, so that through it, all people might come to know the goodness, beauty and truth of God. We desire to form leaders to plant healthy, gospel-centered churches, to form partnerships with other churches and organizations who share our vision, and to serve this city with humility, courage, faithfulness, and compassion. We currently worship at the Takoma Park SDA church on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

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