Executive Communications Assistant

HOPE International

The executive communications assistant works alongside HOPE’s president and CEO and president’s office team to develop and execute internal and external communications including presentations, social media, emails, recurring updates, writing, and administrative support.

LOCATION: Lancaster, PA
BAND: Support
DEPARTMENT: President’s Office
REPORTS TO: Director of Strategic Initiatives
CATEGORY: Non-Exempt, Full-time, Domestic employee



The executive communications assistant works alongside HOPE’s President & CEO and president’s office team to develop and execute internal and external communications including presentations, social media, emails, recurring updates, and other writing and communications. Project work includes coordination across departments, developing communication strategies in collaboration with the president & CEO and other members of the president’s office, managing internal recurring communication processes, liaising with external contacts, and administrative writing and coordination responsibilities, as needed.


Promote and fulfill the mission and vision of HOPE International.

Executive communication

Prepare presentations and resources for president & CEO’s external engagements; including adapting existing talk outlines, developing new content in collaboration with the president & CEO, and liaising with external contacts to ensure timely preparation and follow-up

Develop and execute president & CEO’s social media strategy, including creating content, scheduling posts, and engaging with audiences across multiple platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Collaborate with cross-departmental teams to prepare for HOPE experiences like Celebrating HOPE, Global Staff Meetings, and Leadership Summit

Draft monthly updates, emails, and other internal communications from the president & CEO

Draft external communications for the president & CEO, supporting timely relationship management and follow-up for a variety of contacts, engagements, and communications

Writing and book launch support

Coordinate book launches and other events related to thought leadership of HOPE executives, in collaboration with the Senior Executive Writer and advancement team

Support drafting of articles, letters, endorsements, and blogs in collaboration with the senior executive writer and president & CEO, as needed

Manage book inventory, as needed

Organization-wide and crisis communication

Manage regular updates for organizational objectives and key performance indicators, ensuring timely and accurate reporting for executive team accountability

Craft organization-wide communications regarding company events, culture, and changes, in collaboration with relevant teams

Support internal crisis communication processes as needed, including managing recurring updates and frameworks for internal crisis communication

Executive administrative support

Support coordination for President’s Office needs including meeting preparation and office-related needs, as needed

Undertake special projects under the direction of the President & CEO, as needed


Personal confession of Christian faith and commitment to the mission and vision of HOPE International

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Experience providing writing support for another person’s voice

Strong attention to detail

Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and prioritization of competing demands/multiple deadlines

Experience managing multiple competing priorities simultaneously

Experience managing confidential information, preferred

Experience using Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, PPT, Excel) preferred

Strong cross-cultural skills preferred

Sensitivity in cross-cultural communications and in workplace relationships

International travel, missions, and/or work experience preferred

High school diploma required/associate or bachelor’s degree preferred

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