Careers

Position Announcement & Description

Executive Assistant

The priority deadline for application review is December 9, 2021 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume in a combined PDF file to careers@redefinEDatlanta.org with the subject line, “EA Application for” + Your Last Name 

 

OVERVIEW OF CAUSE & MISSION:

Atlanta is the cradle of the civil rights movement and the economic engine of the Southeast. Yet, for generations, students from disinvested neighborhoods, particularly Black and Latinx students, have been denied access to a public education that is of equally high quality as that available to the city’s children in more affluent neighborhoods. Conditions for meaningful, positive change in Atlanta do exist, though, and perhaps more so than in any other city in the South. Atlanta has a new Superintendent who has indicated a strong focus on equity, a relatively high per-pupil expenditure rate, and an abundance of human capital. redefinED atlanta is working to harness these conditions fully and more collaboratively to deliver educational excellence and equity to all students, prioritizing those left behind in the current opportunity gap. 

Our vision is for Atlanta to be a place where every student in every community receives a great K-12 public education. We’ll accomplish this by engaging communities, advocating for equity, and funding critical work to drive systemic level improvement in K-12 public education for students and families. redefinED atlanta is an intermediary organization– we raise funds, make grants, provide capacity building support, convene partners, and advocate for policy change. 

We are eager to extend our support to families and communities who are actively organizing and advocating for their children, and cultivate philanthropic, civic and business leaders who will raise their voices and leverage financial resources in order to increase access to great public schools in Atlanta. We have five years of learnings and insights to guide us– now we need you to help us take this work to the next level.

OPPORTUNITY & ORGANIZATIONAL FIT:

The Executive Assistant (EA) position is an exciting opportunity to join a mission-driven, committed, and high-functioning team and a community of dedicated stakeholders acting with urgency and humanity to realize equity and excellence in education.

  • We are a small, horizontal, and entrepreneurial team whose energy and creativity is elevated when we work shoulder to shoulder together. We also enjoy a diverse, aligned, and deeply engaged board whose support and influence make our work better and easier. View our current team here >>

POSITION SUMMARY

The Executive Assistant (EA) is a full-time position that will report to the Vice President of Operations & Investments. The EA will support the goals and objectives of redefinED atlanta by managing the calendars and supporting meeting logistics for the executive team (4 – 5 people), and managing travel arrangements for staff. In addition, the EA will act as the board operations lead managing all board and committee meeting logistics, preparation, and execution.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Act as the point of contact for all administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to the following: 

  • Support external and internal  information flow for executive team in a timely and accurate manner
  • Manage the executive team appointment calendars, schedule meetings, conferences, teleconferences, etc.
  • Manage the email inbox of the Executive Director
  • Provide scheduling assistance and support logistics for donor meetings
  • Coordinate and secure travel and accommodation arrangements for staff 
  • Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors on all board and committee meetings
  • Prepare communications to Board as directed by the executive team and/or Board Officers
  • Maintain official minutes of the full Board proceedings
  • Responsible for sending out all packets (agendas, pre-reads, and minutes) before each Board meeting
  • Prepare for Board and Committee meetings; print handouts, set up technology, provide coffee/water as needed, etc.
  • Respect confidential information and operate with accountability at all times
  • Additional duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, skills and qualifications:

  • Work experience as an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant or similar role
  • Proficient experience with major MicrosoftOffice Suite applications and Zoom web conferencing software
  • Proficient Google Suite knowledge
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to learn and utilize a variety of web based applications (e.g. Slack, Trello, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality

COMPENSATION

Expected salary range for the role is $45,000 – $55,000 plus a full-benefits package, with the final compensation package being set commensurate with experience.

COMMITMENT TO RACIAL EQUITY AND INCLUSION:

We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and contractors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. 

Furthermore, as an organization, redefinED atlanta commits to:

  • Attracting and retaining staff with diverse identities, backgrounds, and lived experience in public schools and the public school system
  • Further diversifying our board to include deeper lived experience and perspective from public school parents and under-resourced communities
  • Creating an inclusive working culture that celebrates difference, promotes universal belonging, and fosters ongoing learning and personal growth