Special Assistant to the Office of the CEO

World Education Service


World Education Services is looking for a Special Assistant in the Office of the CEO to work closely with the CEO and her Chief of Staff in executing the overall mandate of the leadership team and driving cross-functional strategic work across our organization. The Special Assistant will have a strategic view of the organization, with insight into the operations of a leading social enterprise working at the intersection of higher education, global mobility, and workforce development, and serving international students, immigrants, and refugees.

The Special Assistant will participate in meetings with the senior executive team, engage in special projects, and facilitate the effectiveness of the office of the CEO and Chief of Staff.

Duties included but not limited to:

Facilitate the effectiveness of the CEO and the Executive Team

Join the CEO for selected high-priority meetings internally and externally - tracking discussions and taking accountability for follow-up.
Lead CEO preparation for high-priority meetings, such as external speaking events, discussions on strategic initiatives, and internal all-staff meetings on key initiatives.
Manage cross-functional processes and meeting governance.

Lead project management for annual and quarterly Departmental reviews and assist in leading prioritization processes. Work with the Chief of Staff to develop a plan for improving and ensuring alignment across teams on the organization’s highest priorities.


2+ years of professional experience
Commitment to the WES mission.
Ambitious career goals to advance to leadership positions in the future.
Commitment to confidentiality and discretion, appropriately handling sensitive information is required.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Strong strategic thinking, planning, and analytical skills.
Poise, confidence, and maturity in interacting with key stakeholders.
Ability to build strong relationships and work with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Highly organized and detail-oriented in planning and executing tasks.
Highly efficient in managing multiple concurrent diverse tasks and projects.
Ability to use independent judgment and work under pressure on competing responsibilities with resilience, and a high level of ownership.
Collaborative and a team player.
Bachelor’s degree

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit your application and Cover letter.

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