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Chief Of Staff To The Senior Vice President

Company name

Leadership for Educational Equity

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Valid Through

Aug 28,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Chief Of Staff To The Senior Vice President
The candidate will report to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of National Impact and will serve as a primary partner across the National Impact (NI) team in building new capacities, identifying strategic opportunities to streamline processes and identifying data driven opportunities to evolve practices. Sit on the National Impact leadership team (NILT), and in partnership with the NILT, develop the team’s strategies, help manage the team’s impact and performance, ensure there are strong internal operational systems, and work to build an inclusive and development-oriented culture. Design and continuously update/improve the strategic agenda in close alignment with the vision set by the Senior Vice President. A strategic, collaborative leader with a keen eye to tactical implementation, will align team leads with the SVP’s long- and mid- term strategic priorities, build team understanding of the overall National Impact Team vision, and proactively identify opportunities to advance the overall vision for impact. Work across teams, enhancing alignment between the National Impact team and partner teams including the Regional Impact, Technology, Communications, and Strategy teams. Also be responsible for special projects that build innovations across the organization. Lead annual planning (as part of LEE org wide planning) and quarterly impact review (QIR) process for the four National Impact teams (EL, PA, OL and LDD). Lead team budgeting/forecasting for all four national teams, ensuring budget discipline for all teams. Lead National Impact team’s culture building, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and team building efforts. Support all four of the National Impact Vice Presidents in recruitment and hiring of staff as well as support with staff development, such as Performance Improvement Plans, onboarding, Visions of Excellence and the annual performance evaluation process. This includes supporting staff transitions by providing temporary leadership, as interim VP, of a national team (as needed) during times of transition. Regularly assess data on the National Impact team’s health and performance and advise on adjustment to strategy. Manage the coordinator who is responsible for supporting the team culture as part of One culture, including team retreat planning for all four national teams and creating consistent messaging/culture/expectations for all national teams. Lead special projects as they arise and act as a “jack of all trades” in support of the Senior Vice President, National Impact. Support the SVP, National Impact with fundraising and supporter relations (e.g., write proposals, identify opportunities, cultivation of supporters).

Qualification and Experience

A Bachelors required; Master’s in relevant field or JD preferred. Must have 5+ years of demonstrated experience managing teams to meet and exceed goals; leading and managing a geographically dispersed and/or start-up team a plus. Should have 9 years of relevant professional work experience; including in advocacy, electoral, organizing or policy development. Will have significant experience in strategy, analysis, project management and one of the four leadership pathways (advocacy, electoral, organizing or policy) in order to provide critical support and thought partnership to NI’s SVP and to help advance the team’s top priorities. Will have competencies in short- and long-term planning and support of the National Impact team’s weekly meetings, development of reports, cross functional initiatives, partnerships, bi-annual team retreats and will have ownership over a variety of special projects to significantly increase the impact of the organization. Additionally, the Chief of Staff will be a strong problem solver with exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal) who can build relationships with a diverse set of individuals and organizations. Must have proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management/ Impeccable managerial and interpersonal skills are required. Must have excellent communication skills; strong written and verbal communication; listens well and can easily learn to communicate in someone else’s “written voice”. Excels at building relationships and networks; influences others to achieve outcomes is required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Leadership for Educational Equity
1805 7th Street NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

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