Executive Assistant

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

Council on Developmental Disabilities

State of Tennessee 

The Council on Developmental Disabilities is a leader in improving policies and practices that affect the lives of Tennesseans with developmental disabilities. The Council works with offices of state government, private entities, policymakers and the public to promote best practices in the field of disability services. The 21-member Council, comprised of private citizens, guides the work of the Council. 

The Council on Developmental Disabilities is seeking to fill a new position: Executive Assistant to the Council Executive Director. The position will provide executive level administrative support, and internal project organization and management. The position is located in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Key Responsibilities

Manages correspondence with Governor-appointed 21-member Council and 5- member Executive Committee, organizing agendas and maintaining executive records.

Position Requirements

Key Competencies for this position:


Priority Setting


Customer Focus

Required Experience 

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as Executive Assistant to an agency head. 

Candidate must possess advanced computer skills with experience in project management software; high level skills in office organization and management; excellent writing and speaking skills, with ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication styles. 

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume to ylonda.banister by Jun 13, 2018.

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