Executive Associate & Special Liaison to COO & COS

Who We Are: 

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 230 organizations that promotes and protects civil and human rights in America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit www.civilrights.org.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US. To learn more about the Education Fund, please visit www.leadershipconferenceedfund.org.

About the Role: 

The Executive Associate and Special Liaison will work in the executive office, providing administrative and project management support to the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (EVP & COO), and the Chief of Staff (COS). Administrative support will include coordinating executive office activities; supporting 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) board events, meetings, and communications; leading special projects; and serving as a liaison between the executive office and staff within and outside of The Leadership Conference/The Education Fund. The Executive Associate and Special Liaison reports jointly to the EVP & COO and COS.

This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.


What You Will Do:

Support the EVP & COO and COS (70%). In providing confidential administrative support to the EVP & COO and COS, the Executive Associate and Special Liaison will perform the following:

  • Coordinate and manage highly active calendars/schedules to include tracking upcoming deadlines, events, and appointments.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of board of directors’ meetings; draft board communications; and develop and manage a system for maintaining, tracking, and updating board governing documents, minutes, files, folders, etc. Maintain discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all board members.
  • Manage meeting logistics to include drafting agendas, providing technical support, and taking minutes.
  • Partner with EVP & COO and COS on enterprise-wide communications – create, manage, and track.
  • Independently compose, edit, and finalize correspondence and memoranda on behalf of the Executive Office leadership.
  • Communicate directly, and on behalf of the COO, with board members, staff, and others, on matters related to organizational priorities and planning.
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the COO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature; determine an appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handle time-sensitive matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Review and prepare reports for stakeholder distribution, exercising good judgment in following up with staff for data and information needed for reports; manage strict deadlines.
  • Assist EVP & COO in managing executive operations, including supervising front desk reception.

Support to the President and CEO (<5%). In support of the President and CEO, the Associate will provide backup administrative support when needed.

Manage Projects (25%). In support of the organizational and programmatic priorities, the Executive Associate and Special Liaison will independently manage a variety of organization-wide projects in collaboration with the senior leadership team and program staff.

Perform other duties as assigned.

What You Will Bring:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Experience in independently managing projects of varying scopes.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet research.
  • Proficiency in taking meeting notes/minutes concisely, accurately and timely.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a high level of discretion around sensitive matters.
  • Passion and commitment to civil and human rights.

What We Offer:

The organizations offer its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time. Employees can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and a retirement savings account.

Salary Range – $65,379 – $70,078, dependent on years of related experience.

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter.

Office Re-opening Statement 

Currently, staff has the option to work from the office or home while we determine our long-term policy on remote and hybrid work. Please note this position is not permanently remote and over time the person filling this role may be required to work on occasion or regularly from the Washington, DC-based office.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace 

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

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