Executive Assistant / Office Manager


Hattaway Communications is a Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications firm with a mission: We help visionary leaders and organizations use the power of strategy, science, and storytelling to achieve ambitious goals that benefit people and the planet.  Our team works with high-profile, high-impact clients in advocacy, philanthropy, politics, government, and business. We’re in the business of communications for impact, not self-promotion.


We are looking for a talented, self-starting executive assistant/office manager with five or more years of experience. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented, proactive project manager and problem solver. You will meet the administrative needs of our president, executive vice president, and senior team members; support business development and marketing efforts; manage the logistics of a busy office space; and play a key role in cultivating a positive and productive culture.

A successful candidate will:

  • Manage the president’s and executive vice president’s schedules and travel arrangements.
  • Provide executive assistance for a wide range of senior management functions, including networking, new business development, recruiting, and company oversight, ensuring confidentiality and discretion.
  • Coordinate scheduling and handle logistical arrangements for a busy roster of internal and external meetings.
  • Support business development, marketing, and relationship management through use of tracking and management tools.
  • Support the work of the comptroller, as necessary, including invoicing and paymenttracking.
  • Execute important internal events, including biweekly staff meetings, quarterly senior management meetings, and our annual company retreat.
  • Carry out all responsibilities and assigned tasks in a professional manner with the highest standards of excellence.
  • Take full responsibility for office management to ensure a pleasant and productive work environment.


  • Five or more years of related experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and a passion foroperations processes and challenges.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and advanced administrative skills.
  • Proactive work ethic and a proven ability to plan ahead and anticipate needs.
  • Strong decision-making ability, problem-solving skills, commitment to quality and good judgment.
  • Experience handling a wide range of administrative and project-support tasks, including complex scheduling and travel arrangements.
  • Positive, professional, and collegial attitude.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel,PowerPoint), Google Mail and Calendar, Hubspot, Apple/Mac proficiency.
  • Two-five years of experience covering and/or working in Congress, think tanks, advocacy organizations, and/or communications agencies with clients like ours
  • Experience creating content for advocacy, non-profit, policy, and/or political organizations at community, state, and/or national levels
  • A track record of applying insights from research and analytics to craft messaging and storytelling that produces measurable results
  • A commitment to an equitable workplace and the effort it takes to maintain one
  • A passion for quality and acute attention to detail
  • The desire to grow with a dynamic firm, and work with others in a collaborative, fast-paced environment


We believe in passion, rigor, and imagination. Our passion is in our commitment to our clients and their causes, and in reaching the fullest potential in everything we do—always striving for the highest-quality products and experiences for our clients. We demonstrate rigor through the thoughtful, deliberate, and disciplined approach to all we do, delivering on the promise of strategic communications that achieves meaningful impact—not just adds to the noise. Imagination drives all of our work because it’s at the heart of our creative problem-solving. 

Hattaway Communications is committed to creating an equitable world, and we know that begins with creating an equitable workplace. We know bringing talented, diverse people together sharpens our insights and helps us to better serve our clients. We recognize and value the experiences of minoritized peoples. We prioritize prospective hires whose cultural backgrounds and experiences give them unique perspectives and who share our goal of creating a workplace and world that promotes creativity, innovation, and collaboration. 

We are active listeners, supportive partners, and inclusive leaders. We create space for our employees and our partners to fearlessly speak the truth, authentically express themselves, and enjoy meaningful professional growth. We not only allow for difference but celebrate and dutifully defend it. 

We value each person’s professional development, and have a budget and support for pursuing those interests.Our offices are located in downtown Washington, D.C., between the Dupont Circle and Farragut North metro stations. We provide our employees excellent benefits, such as 100% employer-paid health, vision and dental insurance, a flexible workenvironment, and paid medical leave. The salary range for this position is$56,000-$70,000 depending on experience. 

Hattaway Communications provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


To apply, please fill out this application form with your information, resume and cover letter. No phone calls, please.