Post Date:  Apr 10, 2024

Chicago, IL, US, 60604

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31553
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday (Hybrid)

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission.


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 


The Senior Executive Assistant is responsible for:

  • Provides administrative support to the Chief Human Resource Officer and General Counsel. 
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and coordinates logistics for meetings and events
  • Arranges travel, accommodation, itineraries, and related activities and documentation
  • Prepares and maintains receipts and submits related expense reports
  • Assembles and distributes mailings, newsletters, meeting notifications, correspondence, and agenda materials
  • Develops presentation materials and process documentation.
  • Maintains confidential documents and corporate records. Prepares correspondence, memos, forms, presentations materials, rosters, agendas, summary reports and other documents using a variety of computer software applications. Proofreads and edits final draft materials for accuracy, consistency and clarity.
  • Assist general counsel in reviewing, proofreading and revising organization policies, and processes and tracks legal spend and contract management program.
  • Organizes and maintains paper and electronic files to ensure accurate and efficient storage and retrieval of documents and information. Reviews, updates and corrects data and files.
  • Assists with administrative support projects by conducting internet searches to gather information. Obtains signatures and assembles materials; coordinates printing orders, checks materials for accuracy and completeness and distributes documents to relevant parties within specified timeframes.
  • Organizes meetings with internal and external audiences. Orders food and beverages for meetings; arranges supplies and basic technology set ups; ensures space is tidied after meetings and events.
  • Performs other general administrative and clerical duties, including greeting visitors, sorting and distributing mail, faxing and copying documents, collating, etc



  • Bachelor degree in business administration, management, public relations, or related field is preferred.
  • 3-5 years administrative assistant experience, preferably with at least 2 years in a legal department setting or prior experience in a non-profit or healthcare organization.
  • High degree of professionalism, judgment, and discretion necessary to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to gather and exchange information with all levels within the organization and work with a diverse group of external and internal stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail sufficient to manage multiple tasks and projects, and meet established deadlines in fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Basic knowledge of electronic document management systems and other technologies.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook to prepare documents and presentations, track and report data, and communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Self-motivated, focused, positive attitude, flexible, and proactive.


The Compensation Range for this role is between $60K - $70K annually.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 


Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Saving Account
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago