Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1990 as the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) is the leading Hispanic business organization in the Midwest and one of the largest, most active, and most respected Hispanic chambers of commerce in the country. IHCC works with business owners, providing strategic services designed to help those businesses grow. We do this because we believe in the power of entrepreneurship. Our work helps individuals succeed in business – helping strengthen communities, creating jobs, and building wealth in the process.

IHCC is committed to inclusion and diversity. IHCC staff is a team of committed
individuals who believe in our work. Our team is community-minded, highly
collaborative, and fun.

IHCC requires full vaccination against COVID-19. IHCC offers a hybrid working model of 1 day a week working from home and 4 in the office. IHCC offers a full package of benefits, including 401K, paid vacation, life insurance, and health insurance, among other benefits.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

Serving as an integral member of the IHCC team, the executive assistant will provide administrative support to the President and CEO of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) at an executive level. IHCC is the largest and most influential Hispanic chamber in the Midwest. Our team is passionate about creating meaningful change, and we are seeking a highly organized, self-starter, independent, passionate, and motivated professional. This individual must be able to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be an excellent communicator in both written and verbal communication. This individual will report directly to the Chief of Staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support answering phone calls.
● Be the point of contact for all communications with the CEO.
● Make travel arrangements.
● Maintain the schedule and arrange meetings.
● Provide briefings in a timely manner.
● Compile expense reports.
● Maintain files and records.
● Handle memos, reports, invoices, and related documents, including sensitive information.
● Office duties such as sourcing office supplies and handling the filing system.
● Handle and redistribute emails.
● Provide complete administrative support.

Skills Requirements

● Must have at least 3 years of experience as an administrative, executive assistant, or related.
● Must be able to navigate Word and Excel programs.
● Must have excellent time management skills.
● Must have the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
● Must have solid networking skills.
● Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
● Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.
● Must have strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
● Must be able to multi-task and be a team player.
● Must have excellent interpersonal skills.

Qualifications

● Must be fluent in English (advanced) and Spanish (intermediate).
Must have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, English, business administration, or related fields. A high school degree or GED is acceptable, depending on work experience.
● Must have strong knowledge of Word and Excel. Familiarity with Google Office is preferred.
● Must have a valid driver’s license, have the ability to work weekends and travel, and be authorized to work in the U.S

Salary range: $56,000-$58,000 annually, depending on experience.

Please send your resume to Chief of Staff Marcela Cartagena at
marcela@ihccbusiness.net.

Job Category: Adminstrative
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chicago

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