Senior Executive Assistant and Office Manager
About the Position
Do you love helping other people get organized, set and stick to smart workplans, and navigate complicated, competing priorities? Are you oriented towards problem solving and finding a smart path forward? Are you skilled at managing your own time effectively, and helping others do the same? Do you thrive on keeping a busy office moving efficiently? Do you love juggling a variety of tasks and types of work, without letting anything drop? Do you care about helping immigrants, communities of color, low-wage workers and other constituencies win tangible improvements in their lives?
We’re seeking a full-time Senior Executive Assistant committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle complex competing priorities with a portfolio including schedule management, records and reports, liaison work with key allies and partners, gatekeeping, and office coordination/support for our DC office.
Serving as the key point of contact for two of CPD’s Co-Executive Director, the Senior Executive Assistant will be part of a two-person assistant team that supports CPD’s Co-EDs and management team to maximize their impact and further our mission.
This position will work closely with a range of individuals within and outside of the organization to coordinate projects and initiatives. He or she must demonstrate effective and efficient project management, and must be capable of exercising initiative, discretion and good judgment. Strong writing skills, professionalism and confidentiality are crucial to this role. As the assistant to the Co-Executive Directors, the Senior Executive Assistant is the behind-the-scenes key to helping ensure the strongest possible leadership.
This position will also be the on-site operations coordinator for our DC office, which is newly-built out and houses approximately 15 CPD staff people as well as subleasing space to house approximately 10 staff from close CPD allies. This position will also serve as a receptionist and office manager, as well as the point of contact for the landlord and key facilities and technology vendors.
This position will report to CPD’s Director of Operations & Human Resources, who is Brooklyn-based, and work closely with CPD’s DC-based Co-Executive Director who manages our political & issue campaign work. We offer a generous salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.
About CPD + CPD Action
The Center for Popular Democracy promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with 42 partner organizations in 30 states to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. CPD is a rapidly-expanding, dynamic organization that offers an exciting opportunity to drive ambitious policy campaigns and partner with community-based organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.
In this role, organization, people skills, and writing ability are paramount.
You should have:
Bonus qualifications, not required:
We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible with a negotiable start date.
Please send a resume and cover letter through our hiring portal: cpd.hiringthing.com/job/37637/senior-executive-assistant-and-office-manager
CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.
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