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Position: Executive Assistant

Position Summary

Nebraska Appleseed is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to provide administrative and strategic support to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant will join a collaborative, fast-paced and exciting work environment at a growing nonprofit advocacy organization and be responsible for coordinating high-level work in support of the Executive Director. Broad areas of work include: scheduling, correspondence, facilitating planning and hiring processes, and providing support for high-level meetings. The Executive Assistant will report to the Executive Director, but will work in a collaborative team environment.

Organization Profile

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Appleseed takes a systemic approach to complex issues – such as children’s welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – and we take our work wherever it can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, at the statehouse, or in the community. For more information visit


  • Maintain the Executive Director’s schedule, set and reschedule meetings as needed and provide logistics support for key meetings.
  • Assist with time tracking, travel arrangements and reimbursements.
  • Create agendas and help with follow up for high-level meetings.
  • Draft email and other correspondence on behalf of the Executive Director to the Board of Directors, staff members, donors, and partner organizations.
  • Support the Executive Director in working with the Board of Directors and its Committees including handling logistics for meetings, taking minutes, and following up with Board members on action items.
  • Manage annual planning processes for the organization, including convening planning teams, creating agendas and materials, and handling logistics.
  • Manage hiring processes for the organization including convening hiring teams, crafting position descriptions, posting the position, managing applications, and scheduling interviews.
  • Manage the Executive Director’s contacts and documents to ensure they are properly filed and stored in the appropriate databases.


  • High achiever who is looking to support a dynamic and successful nonprofit advocacy organization in achieving its mission.
  • Strategic thinker who manages details while always keeping the big picture in mind.
  • Someone who is curious about how things work and creative in developing solutions.
  • Someone who likes a fast paced environment and can manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively.
  • Exceptional communicator (writing, speaking, presenting).
  • Someone who is energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a range of personalities and skill levels to produce high quality results.
  • Experience working well with communities and leaders from diverse backgrounds (immigrant, multi-cultural, rural/urban communities and leaders) is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, including use of google docs, email, and calendar, microsoft word, excel and powerpoint, and basic databases.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and occasional in-state travel.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive nonprofit salary based on experience plus benefits including health, vision, dental, 401(k), paid sick days and paid vacation.

To Apply

Position is open until filled. Target start date is January 1, 2015. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (letter, excerpt from a paper or report, etc) and list of three references via email to by November 24, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Davis at 402.438.8853.

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or handicap.

Nebraska Appleseed routinely has positions for interns and law clerks to help support our work. If you are interested in being a law clerk or intern please complete our electronic application form and attach a cover letter and resume. Apply online for Law Clerk, Intern, & Volunteer positions.


Interns are students who have an interest in public interest work. Interns will provide project support for all discrete project areas and assist with basic office functions such as answering phones, assisting with mailings, and filing. Internships can be done for credit. Specific substantive internships may be possible depending on the project proposed.

Available Positions:

Law Clerks

A law clerk at Nebraska Appleseed is primarily responsible for general legal research within one of the organization’s discrete project areas and works under the supervision of a staff attorney or the Executive Director. Law clerks will do legal research, draft legal memos, draft policy briefs, provide litigation support, and participate in outreach events. Clerkships can be done for credit and are available to current law school students.

Available Positions


Nebraska Appleseed Volunteers are anyone who would like to donate time to Nebraska Appleseed either assisting with events or providing administrative support. Volunteers are generally brought on on an as needed basis.

Online Application for Internships & Clerkships

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