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Coordinator, External Affairs

Position Title: Coordinator, External Affairs

Location: Washington, DC (hybrid)

Reports to: Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global External Affairs

Company Background: MFA, based in Washington, DC, New York, Brussels, and London, represents the global alternative asset management industry. MFA’s mission is to advance the ability of alternative asset managers to raise capital, invest, and generate returns for their beneficiaries. MFA advocates on behalf of its membership and convenes stakeholders to address global regulatory, operational, and business issues. MFA has more than 175 member firms, including traditional hedge funds, credit funds, and crossover funds, that collectively manage nearly $3.2 trillion across a diverse group of investment strategies. Member firms help pension plans, university endowments, charitable foundations, and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns over time.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong administrative support to the Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global External Affairs and the External Affairs team.
  • Coordinate meeting schedules, organize, and participate in conference calls for the executive, respective committees and forums, and the External Affairs team.
  • Prepare, organize, and distribute official correspondence for the executive.
  • Arrange domestic and international travel arrangements to facilitate individual and group meetings with the association’s members, Board of Directors, consultants, and press.
  • Provide invoice support and expense statement preparation, to include verifying charges, facilitating approval process, and reporting.
  • Update internal and external documentation involving members, Board of Directors, and prospective members, and press.
  • Engage with members and press while maintaining strict confidentiality with all information acquired.
  • Provide administrative support to other internal teams, as needed.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience supporting a senior-level executive.
  • Strong computer skills to include but not limited to Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Concur. Experience with using video conferencing tools is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-start as well as work as part of a team, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • High level of professionalism and attention to details.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to efficiently manage concurrent tasks.
  • Ability to excel under pressure and is confident handling last-minute details and changes.

Benefits of Working at MFA:

  • Comprehensive healthcare plan options to include medical, dental, and vision
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Other ancillary benefits (disability plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and more)
  • Hybrid work schedule (Mon/Fri- remote; Tues-Thurs: in-office)
  • Generous paid parental leave and transition time
  • Professional development and career opportunities
  • Internal DEI Advisory committee
  • Internal Social committee
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Staff retreats
  • Healthy food and snacks