Executive Assistant for
The Center for Social Inclusion
The Center for Social Inclusion (“CSI”) is a fast-paced, collaborative, cutting-edge national policy strategy organization that works to transform structural racial inequity into structural opportunity. As a multi-issue racial justice organization, CSI works at the intersection of big ideas and grassroots advocacy. We work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership, and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive. CSI identifies strategic opportunities for structurally transformative policies that will create inclusion for communities of color and solutions to some of nation’s biggest problems. CSI catalyzes ideas and helps communities of color and national organizations alike make the ideas operational. CSI seeks an Executive Assistant to join its staff to support the President.
The essential functions of the Executive Assistant to the President are to help the President maintain organizational relationships, support the management of the President’s time and calendar and ensure that the President is fully informed and prepared for all meetings. The Executive Assistant should be highly organized, able to multi-task and manage multiple time sensitive demands, have exceptional inter-personal and communication skills and support the mission of the organization. CSI is a fast paced, team-oriented and creative organization. This professional must possess a combination of strategic thinking skills and the demonstrated ability to implement and manage the daily logistical demands of a project centered staff who work cross-functionally to respond to the needs of the organization and its constituents. The Executive Assistant should also assist in organizing meetings and events, processing reimbursements for the President and managing the President’s travel.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serves as a liaison to staff teams and to outside partners as requested by the President;
• Organizes staff-wide events for the President, including board meetings and staff retreats and ensures that all support documentation is received from relevant staff and circulated to relevant parties;
• Supports management team and planning team meetings;
• Manages board communications;
• Serves as the primary contact for staff and others who wish to meet with the President;
• Manages the President’s calendar;
• Answers the President’s telephone;
• Identifies and manages vendor relationships, when necessary;
• Provides other support as the President requests.
The Executive Assistant reports to the President.
• Strong, demonstrated commitment to racial justice;
• Demonstrated skills in policy advocacy, strategy development and non-profit management;
• A minimum of a Bachelor of Arts degree;
• At least three years relevant work experience;
• Strong ability to work closely with others in a small organization with a team-building culture;
• Strong organizational skills;
• Excellent communication skills, written and oral;
• Open to and easily embraces new technology that supports workplace effectiveness;
• Expert at Word, Powerpoint, Excel and knowledge of Salesforce is a plus;
• Friendly, collaborative, upbeat work style is highly desirable.
January 31, 2013
Please address inquiries and submit your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references to Maya Wiley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the job title “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.