Administrative, Clerical, Support, Development and Foundation, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The advisor to the CEO supports chief executive officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals in duties related to emerging projects, fund development, and administration. The advisor will work closely with the chief executive officer, chief of public affairs and director of advancing justice on key projects related to the fulfillment of NADCP’s strategic plan and its continued growth as an advocate for justice system reform. The position also serves as lead administrative support for the chief executive officer and NADCP Board of Directors.
Application must include cover letter and resume to be considered.
Essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:
Assist in development and execution of emerging projects under the direction of the chief executive officer
Research and interface with project stakeholders, including but not limited to, reform thought leaders, academics, advocates, practitioners and funders
Exercise judgement to prioritize opportunities, prepare background materials and presentations and other project supporting material, and serve as external project spokesperson as needed
Manage internal tracking systems to ensure projects are executed according to the guidelines set
Provide robust and accurate research related to assigned projects
Draft memos, proposals, letters and other documents to support the organizational strategy
Attend strategy meetings and manage deliverables and outcomes for CEO
Prepare introductions letters of intent, grant requests/proposals, grant reports, sponsorship package copy, individual donor appeals and similar fundraising materials as required
Works collaboratively with program staff, finance and other staff to assess viability of grant opportunities, ensure they are consistent with strategy
Interpret funding institution guidelines and requirements, as well as review proposals for compliance with policies and procedures.
Identify applicable funding opportunities (foundation, corporation and individual donor) and maintain a process of development, usage and application
Collaborate effectively with a diverse funding base
Effectively communicate NADCP’s key messaging to outside groups
Monitor fundraising trends and policies and conduct ongoing research to determine the availability of funds and the strongest prospects for funding opportunities
Develops and manages a diversified network of funding organizations and national partners
Board of directors management and governance:
Serve as staff liaison to the NADCP Board of Directors
Assist in the development, execution, and tracking of the NADCP strategic plan. Coordinate with executive staff on the outcomes.
Serve as primary administrative support for NADCP Board of Directors with duties including, but not limited to: arranging travel for board members to meetings, preparing materials and agendas for board meetings, tracking board contact information
Direct board member requests to appropriate staff and advise staff on board priorities
Staff board meetings with NADCP executive staff
Executive assistant/other administrative:
Serve as primary administrative support for the chief executive officer with duties including, but not limited to: maintaining calendar, organizing documents to be reviewed/signed, arranging travel and preparing itineraries and maintaining contact data
Assist the director of advancing justice with administrative tasks
Advise staff on CEO availability and prioritize appointments
Track CEO expenses on corporate credit card and submit reimbursement requests as needed
Serve as a key member of the NADCP conference planning team and advise on CEO priorities and schedule.
Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of work experience
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience in thinking critically and creatively
Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, substance abuse treatment, and mental health treatment whether through work experience, college classes or internships
Excellent time management and demonstrated ability to think strategically
Demonstrated research capabilities
Comfort working with senior-level executives and board of directors
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
Ability to travel up to 15 percent of the working year, sometimes with short notice
Experience that would be a plus:
Past employment in the nonprofit or association space
Familiarity with treatment courts and other elements of justice reform
Bachelor’s degree in public policy, communications, journalism or criminal justice
Demonstrated experience working with established organizational messaging
Experience working with a nonprofit board of directors or other governing body
About National Association of Drug Court Professionals
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is a 501(c)3 organization seeking to improve the response of the American justice system to people with substance use and mental health disorders through treatment courts and other evidence-based programs. Through its members, training and advocacy, NADCP helps shape America’s conversation around justice system reform to one that includes all levels of justice involvement. Since 1994, NADCP and its divisions—the National Drug Court Institute, National Center for DWI Courts and Justice For Vets—have trained hundreds of thousands of professionals whose roles span every intercept point in the American justice system.
Headquartered in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, NADCP’s nearly 50 full-time employees enjoy an inclusive, diverse workplace that fosters innovation and encourages growth. NADCP’s generous and robust employee benefits package offers comprehensive health coverage for employees, 401k employer contribution, competitive paid vacation time (exclusive of the organization’s 11 paid holidays), flexible schedules, teleworking availability and others. NADCP’s office is accessible by Metro rail and bus, offers garage parking and is in walking distance to historic Old Town Alexandria.