The Joint Center is seeking a Special Assistant to the President and Project Coordinator
The Joint Center’s Special Assistant to the President and Project Coordinator will manage the president’s daily business by scheduling internal and external meetings, and pro-actively ensuring that meetings and appointments stay on time regarding the president’s schedule; compile the president’s daily briefing book of meeting materials; represent the president by welcoming visitors, screening and reviewing correspondence, and addressing questions and meeting requests directed to the president; track and manage internal and external correspondence for the president by prioritizing and appropriately flagging for action; draft correspondence and support the execution of communications and engagement with internal and external stakeholders; arrange travel and meetings; develop itineraries, meeting logistics and agendas; support operational, managerial, and logistical needs of the board of trustees as necessary; and complete special assignments, work with the president to establish objectives and align time and resources with objectives; and relentlessly prioritize based on evolving opportunities and challenges.
The Joint Center has a small team and operates much like a start-up. The ideal candidate for this position should be entrepreneurial, creative, flexible, and comfortable working in a quickly changing environment. The person will be a critical thinker, a solid communicator, and able to work on a team effectively.
The Joint Center is focused on the goal of driving policy change in service of the African American community, and candidates for this role should be passionate about these issues.
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years of executive support experience in a fast-paced office setting, excellent communications skills to ensure solutions and interactions are consistent with the Joint Center’s objectives, excellent and versatile writing skills including the ability to compose strong formal business correspondence and other professional documents, and exhibit exceptional interpersonal skills and judgment under stress and deadlines.
This is a full-time, permanent position. The salary for this position is competitive relative to comparable positions and comes with an excellent benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, and life insurance.
The deadline for submitting materials is August 10, 2020. No phone calls please.