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Senior Executive Assistant- Government Consulting for Behavioral Health

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., (AHP) is seeking a Senior Executive Assistant dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals suffering from mental health issues, substance abuse, and homelessness. We are a prominent player in government consulting for behavioral health, responsible for guiding the allocation of over $7 billion in state funding towards vital initiatives that transform lives. As a Senior Executive Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our organization, enabling us to carry out our social mission effectively.

Position Location: Remote with heavy preference for candidates located in the Phoenix, AZ Metropolitan Area


1. Administrative Excellence

  • Provide advanced, diverse and confidential administrative support (calendar, communications, initiatives, etc) to our leadership team, including the Division Head and senior consultants. This role report directly to the Division Head.
  • Keep Leaders informed, manage calendars, and follow up on all assignments in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
  • Conduct research and gather information on specific topics to assist executives in decision-making and planning.
  • Prepare and edit reports, presentations, and other documents with a keen eye for detail and confidentiality.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between our team and external stakeholders.
  • Manage complex calendars, coordinate meetings, and make travel arrangements.

2. Project Management

  • Support the rollout of the Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO) and execution of projects related to behavioral health initiatives.
  • Monitor project timelines, track progress, and report on key milestones.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration among team members and government agencies.

3. Research and Analysis

  • Conduct research on relevant policies, legislation, and best practices in the field of behavioral health as well as competitors in our space.
  • Analyze data and prepare reports to support evidence-based decision-making.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and innovations in the behavioral health sector.

4. Financial Management

  • Assist in budget development and management for behavioral health projects.
  • Track expenses, process invoices, and ensure compliance with funding requirements.
  • Contribute to grant applications and funding proposals.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience as an executive assistant or in a similar role.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage priorities effectively.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite and project management tools.
  • Knowledge of behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse, or homelessness issues is highly desirable.
  • Passion for our social mission and a commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable populations

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At AHP, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Salary Range: $75,000-$90,000

AHP, in an effort to be transparent with applicants about salary and in compliance with various state pay disclosure requirements, publishes the following information which is current as of the date of posting. The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the AHP salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be high or low in the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and education. The range listed is just one component of AHP’s total compensation package for employees.

Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, AHP provides a variety of benefits to employees, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, a retirement plan with a 3% match, student loan repayment assistance, employer-paid life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and much more.

More About AHP

AHP is proud to have been certified as a Great Place to Work® for seven consecutive years. We earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys. We value employee well-being and are actively engaged in creating an environment that supports work-life balance, self-care, and mental and emotional health.

AHP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.