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Voted Nashville Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" two years in a row and named as a Top Workplace by the Tennessean in 2019, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to spreading joy through singing in everything we do.

As a key component of our vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.

We believe that employees who feel valued and encouraged to share their ideas are empowered to foster innovation that leads to both personal and professional growth.

Current Opportunities

Executive Assistant to the CEO

The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) seeks an Executive Assistant to the CEO. The BHS is a vibrant 80-year-old singing organization of approximately 1,700 singing communities consisting of 13,500 passionate singers in the United States and Canada. BHS is a high energy, evolving organization with an entrepreneurial, but collegial and collaborative environment. BHS is focused on creating a better world through singing, by bringing people together in harmony and fellowship.

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Harmony Hall in vibrant downtown Nashville

Summary: Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant (EA) provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the front line point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors; organizes and coordinates Executive Director outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small entrepreneurial environment that is mission/vision-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communications, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The ideal Executive Assistant is self-motivated and works to anticipate tasks or needs of the Executive Director, Executive Team, and/or the Society Board.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Executive Support

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Executive Director including: managing an extremely active calendar of meetings and appointments; completing monthly expense reports; reviewing and approving expense reports on the Executive Director’s behalf, composing and preparing correspondence that may be highly sensitive or confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas on a regular basis.
  • Plans, coordinates and ensures the Executive Director’s schedule is carefully and thoughtfully coordinated, considering availability, urgent or time-sensitive matters, as well as ensuring a work/life balance.
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the Executive Director when appropriate, with Board members, members, Barbershop Harmony Society staff, and others, on matters related to Executive Director’s programmatic initiatives.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Executive Director, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral or response.
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Board Support and Liaison

  • Serves as the Executive Director’s administrative liaison to Barbershop Harmony Society board of directors. Maintains discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all board members.
  • Adheres to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding board and board committee matters, including advance distribution of materials before meetings in electronic/paper format.

Executive Team Liaison

  • Participates as an adjunct member of the Executive Team including assisting in scheduling and attending all meetings.

Communications, Partnerships, and Outreach

  • Edits and completes first drafts for written communications to external stakeholders.
  • Assists Executive Director to manage Global Alliance, Choral Ecosystem, Barbershop, and World Harmony Council relationships.

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QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and relationship builder between departments, board members, external partners and volunteers
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and administrative skills and the ability to take a proactive, self-directed approach to projects with excellent attention to detail
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Exceptional support skills, including the ability to respond to members, internal staff and others in a professional, knowledgeable and friendly manner
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of five to tens years of administrative/executive support experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Previous experience working for a professional membership organization is a plus
  • Experience and interest in optimizing and streamlining day to day administrative duties
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Google Apps suite, Basecamp, SalesForce and mail merge programs

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 10 days of paid vacation (eligible after 90-day probation period, prorated during first year of employment)
  • 8 paid holidays and December 24 - January 1 off
  • 8 paid sick days per year
  • 100% company funded individual health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Optional short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • 401K plan with 3% safe harbor contribution and company match that could aggregate up to an additional 3% (6% total)
  • High-engagement staff environment with regular team building and social activities throughout the year
  • A chance to make a difference in the lives of others

As a key component of our vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society is committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills. We believe that employees who feel valued and encouraged to share their ideas are empowered to foster innovation that leads to both personal and professional growth.

The Barbershop Harmony Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), age, disability, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



Please click here to apply: https://barbershopharmonysociety.submittable.com/submit/221986/executive-assistant-to-ceo-2022.

*Cover letter and resume are required. The application window will close on May 28, 2022.


Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Internship Program

The Barbershop Harmony Society Internship Program provides exceptional undergraduate and graduate students from many diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain practical, challenging and meaningful on-the-job work experience while bringing members together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing.

Volunteer with us

Harmony Hall is always looking for volunteers to assist us with various projects based on need and capacity.

View current volunteer opportunities below.

Click on the button below to share your interest in volunteering with BHS, and we'll follow up to find a role that works best for you!

About the Society

Founded in 1938 as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), the Barbershop Harmony Society preserves and extends the reach of a uniquely American close harmony musical art form whose roots lie in African-American improvisation and European harmony traditions.

Through active programs in music education, publishing, performance, and outreach, the Society now expends nearly $1 million annually in support of community and school programs that bring the fellowship, fulfillment, and excitement of vocal music to a new generation of singers. The Society relocated its headquarters to the heart of Nashville in 2007 and has established powerful relationships in the civic and education communities.

As a key component of our vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.

We believe that employees who feel valued and encouraged to share their ideas are empowered to foster innovation that leads to both personal and professional growth.

Contact Us

Phone: We can always be reached Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at our main line, (800) 876-SING (7464).

Email: Please email us at careers@barbershop.org for specific questions about available positions, or reach out to customerservice@barbershop.org for all other inquiries.

The Barbershop Harmony Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.