Senior Advisor to the President & CEO

Location: Washington, D.C. (Remote work flexibility)

Salary: $75,000 – $90,000 per annum one year term

Organization: Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)

Reports To: President & CEO

About AEO:

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is the leading voice of innovation in microfinance and microbusiness in the United States. We support underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding their businesses. We believe in creating economic opportunities for all and are committed to fostering an inclusive economy where every entrepreneur can thrive.

Position Overview:

The Senior Advisor to the President & CEO will play a pivotal role in supporting the implementation of AEO’s strategic initiatives and driving new strategic projects. This role requires a strategic thinker with excellent project management skills, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for economic development and equity. The Senior Advisor will work closely with the President & CEO to ensure the successful execution of AEO’s mission and goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Support: Assist the President & CEO in developing and implementing organizational strategies and initiatives.
  • Project Management: Lead and manage strategic projects from conception to completion, ensuring alignment with AEO’s goals and timelines.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including board members, partners, and donors, to advance AEO’s mission.
  • Research & Analysis: Conduct research and analysis to support strategic decision-making and identify new opportunities for growth and impact.
  • Reporting & Communication: Prepare reports, presentations, and communications for the President & CEO, ensuring clear and effective dissemination of information.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with internal teams to ensure cohesive strategy implementation and foster a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Advisory Role: Provide high-level advice and support to the President & CEO on a range of strategic issues and initiatives.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in a strategic advisory or project management role, preferably within a non-profit or economic development organization.
  • Skills:
    • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management tools.
  • Attributes:
    • Collaborative and team-oriented mindset.
    • High level of professionalism and integrity.
    • Passion for economic equity and supporting underserved entrepreneurs.


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Retirement savings plan.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Professional development opportunities.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

AEO is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.