Executive Assistant

Dallas, Texas, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date

The Commit Partnership seeks a hard-working team player to serve as the Executive Administrative Assistant to Commit’s Executive Team, reporting to the organization’s Chief of Staff. This key position will support the Executive Team in its day-to-day management of the organization, making an important contribution to Commit’s goal of ensuring that all North Texas students receive an excellent and equitable education.

 

Because our culture is critical to our success in meeting this goal, we strive to integrate Commit’s Core Values into everything that we do:

 

  • Equity & Inclusion: We work with others to transform systems in ways that ensure every student has access to the resources they need. We help set the table for an expansive conversation, welcoming and valuing every voice at the table, while actively and explicitly working to create outcomes that narrow opportunity gaps and shift power towards communities and individuals most impacted.
  • Systemic Impact: We maintain patience and persistence while relentlessly insisting upon efficient and highly-effective approaches to sustainably change systems to more effectively serve communities.
  • Humility: We embrace the fact that our success depends on our ability to work cohesively with each other and our community. We learn best together.
  • Students First: We are guided by multiple stakeholders, but ultimately our decisions rest upon one question: What is in the best interest of students?
  • Integrity: We will act honestly and ethically in all internal and external decisions, in the ways we present data, and communicate with partners. This unwavering commitment allows us to best serve students, families, and the community.
  • Joy: We bring a constant sense of optimism and fun to this difficult work.

 

 

Responsibilities: The position will encompass the following responsibilities:

 

  • Organization and Scheduling
    • Manage the calendars of Commit’s President and Chief of Staff with a high level of responsiveness, communication, and attention to detail
    • As needed, arrange travel and accommodation for the President and the Chief of Staff, as well as coordinate travel and accommodation as needed among the assistants of other Executive Team members
    • Schedule appointments, meetings, retreats, and other convenings for the Executive and Leadership Teams; help maintain a master calendar
    • Support planning and execution of Executive and Leadership Team meetings, e.g., securing meeting locations, preparing printed materials, and organizing catering
    • Support maintenance of a filing system for key electronic documents
    • As needed, support hiring of any new team members that report to the President
    • Ensure compliance with Commit organizational policies and procedures

 

  • Communication
    • Answer and direct phone calls and emails
    • Take meeting notes as requested
    • Write and distribute email and her correspondence as requested
    • Support the preparation of presentations and materials for meetings
    • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
    • Provide general support to visitors

 

  • Special Projects
    • Support other functions and/or projects as assigned

 

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Comfort in a face-paced environment with multiple tasks and projects at hand
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be personable yet persuasive in both oral and written communication
  • Ability to interact effectively at multiple levels within organizations, especially organizations serving culturally and economically diverse communities
  • Reliability in exercising discretion and maintaining confidential information
  • Technology proficient and very trainable; should enter Commit with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); experience in online document collaboration tools and/or CRM systems desirable
  • Ability to operate with humility, an open mind, and a sense of urgency
  • Belief in the power of education and equity to improve the odds for all children in service of The Commit Partnership’s mission

 

Education and Experience

  • Educational attainment matching job responsibilities
  • Minimum of three years’ prior relevant experience

 

About The Commit Partnership:

The Commit Partnership is focused on the powerful idea that every child in Dallas County should receive an excellent and equitable K-12 education, preparing them to flourish at the collegiate level and beyond. To reach this vision, the Partnership serves as a community navigator and connector, analyzing data to elevate strategic initiatives, improve practices and policies, and ultimately growing community capacity, capabilities and resources to serve students more effectively.

 

Founded in 2012, the Partnership is the nation’s largest educational collective impact organization: a coalition of over 200 partners (public and private schools, colleges, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits), all working collaboratively to solve our region’s biggest systemic educational challenges. Our flagship effort, “Early Matters Dallas”, focuses on improving early childhood outcomes, while our second initiative, “Best-in-Class DFW”, aims in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas to increase the number of effective and diverse campus educators serving DFW’s 1.2 million students. Our third initiative, “Dallas County Promise”, seeks to align our local higher ed institutions to maximize the number of students who can access and complete a quality post-secondary education.

 

Each effort is supported by a dedicated advisory board responsible for fundraising, advocacy, and monitoring community progress and is guided by community strategic plans developed by global management consulting firms Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co. and McKinsey &Co., Day-to-day work is supported by more than 40 full-time staff who combine data, deep educational experience, and strategic thinking to. collectively support Partnership efforts while advocating for Dallas County students at the state and local level and convening community conversations around the latest research and best practices. The net result is a shared roadmap for the future that civic leaders and local stakeholders own and hold themselves mutually accountable for its execution.

 

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. For more information, read more about us or contact Recruiting at careers@commitpartnership.org with questions. Interested candidates should apply via our Recuiterbox platform.

 

The Commit Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to that of the stakeholders they serve. As an organization that embraces equity and inclusion, all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.