Position: Executive Assistant (Full Time, Remote)
Organization: Accelerate Change
Reports to: Lea Madry, Executive Director (temporarily)
Direct Reports: N/A
Location: Full-time, 100% remote position (from home or co-working space) with occasional travel once every 2-3 months (post-COVID)
COVID-19: We take Covid-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our Covid safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boosted. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.
About Accelerate Change
Founded in 2012, Accelerate Change is a nonprofit (c3/c4) digital media lab. We work to increase civic engagement with BIPOC and low-income communities through digital media. Our programs include:
Scaling emerging cultural media properties
Investing in established cultural media properties
Building influencer networks
Leading a digital media lab
Driving civic engagement campaigns
Learn more about our theory of change, approach, and impact at ----------;
Our team is made up of digital media innovators and operators who bring a mix of tech, business, civic engagement, and media backgrounds. Meet our team and learn more about our culture at ----------;
About the Position
Accelerate Change is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to support our Executive Director and our President, who co-lead the organization. The Executive Assistant will focus on providing administrative support to our Executive Director and to our President, and they will own a variety of projects and tasks in support of our co-leaders’ areas of work. We are particularly interested in candidates who are strong written and verbal communicators. Additionally, it will be critical for candidates to be able to work independently, exercise good judgment, and maintain strict confidentiality given the sensitive materials and information that they will access. This fast-paced, detail-oriented position will have a direct impact on Accelerate Change’s mission by supporting our Executive Director and our President in their work to shape and guide the organization’s success.
Note: We want to be transparent that this role will not be a good fit for someone looking to briefly work in an Executive Assistant role so that they can then shift to other types of positions at Accelerate Change. Being an Executive Assistant requires a unique skillset, including strong communication and organizational skills, high emotional intelligence, and an ability to develop deep relationships with stakeholders; we’re looking for a candidate who loves the role of Executive Assistant and wants to be an Executive Assistant well into the future. We are very invested in professional development for all staff, so we’re looking for a candidate who wants to grow within this role.
$67,000 - $77,000 salary range, with exact salary depending on experience and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range.
Flexibility for work and life: Unlike a lot of places, we actually believe that people should only work 40 hours each week, except for occasional sprints that require more time in a week. We also trust everyone to make a schedule that works for them, as long as you’re able to join all necessary meetings. Want to work more one day and less the next? Fine by us. Work better in the middle of the night than during the afternoon? Go for it. Need to shift your hours to be able to pick up your kid from school? All good.
Health care after 3 months, with individual premiums fully covered and cost-share for dependents. Vision and dental plans are available at-cost to the individual.
15 paid vacation days, 6 paid holidays, 3 paid floating holidays each year and 7.5 paid sick days each year
Professional development funds, with renewal of funds each fiscal year
Cell phone and internet reimbursement (or co-working reimbursement): We acknowledge that working from home requires using your own internet and phone for work purposes so we offer a set reimbursement amount for cell phone and internet usage. If working from home isn’t for you, we also have the option for folks to rent a co-working space and get reimbursed for their monthly costs.
401(k) plan after one year, with 100% employer match on the first 3% and 50% employer match on the next 2%
To apply, please upload your resume and tell us more about your experience using the application form on our website.
Accelerate Change is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQIA+ people must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.