Coordinator ( President's Office)

New York, United States | President's Office | Full-time

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About Color Of Change

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We develop strategies to put an end to policies and practices that hold Black people back while championing solutions that move all people forward. As a national force driven by over one million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more humane and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Color Of Change was founded in 2005 in response to the realization that, during the Hurricane Katrina crisis, no one was afraid to disappoint Black people. There were no consequences that Black people were left stranded on their roofs to die, nor was there sufficient infrastructure within Black communities to aggregate power and hold leaders accountable to tragic injustices. Color Of Change is impacting lives by introducing accountability into systems of decision making. We leverage emerging technologies, along with our media savvy and sharp focus, to build the power it takes to move decision makers in corporations, media and government; this drives meaningful change for Black people in the service of ending injustice for all oppressed groups.

Position Description

The President’s Office embodies our goal of supporting COC as an inclusive, transparent, accountable and responsible organization. We create and coordinate opportunities for direct dialogue between the COC leadership and staff while ensuring that staff can participate in and inform the work of the President.

The team supports the strategic and creative thought leadership of the President with the goal of furthering the organization’s vision, impact and efficiency. We serve as a point of coordination for public engagements for the President and the various departments. We strive to remove obstacles and barriers for engagement and to improve staff awareness and involvement in the work of COC leadership.

Our team seeks a proactive Coordinator who will be charged with: (i) coordinating the workflow in the President’s office, (ii) managing or supporting the day-to-day operations and initiatives of the President’s Office, and (iii) assisting with special projects and/or events for the President’s Office. 

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional relationship and logistics management skills, coordinating and problem-solving skills, and will be able to handle competing — and shifting — daily priorities. This position is ideal for a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with a strong interest in racial and social justice issues who is excited to bring their talents and acumen to bear in a fast-paced, collaborative, and strategic growth-focused environment.

The position is based out of our New York City office and reports directly to the Director of the President’s Office.

Administrative Support (80%)

  • Provide support for the President’s Office by scheduling, coordinating events, and taking meeting notes with a strong understanding of shifts in priorities.
  • Ensure that meetings, deadlines, relevant next steps, presentations, and other duties of the President’s Office are carried out seamlessly and as simply as possible.
  • Make travel arrangements, coordinate flights, accommodations, and other itineraries specific to the President’s office.
  • Act as an ambassador to the President's Office by receiving and greeting external guests.
  • Field and direct phone calls and emails within the President’s Office’s inbox to appropriate staff.
  • Prepare conference rooms before presentations and meetings.
  • Create and keep tracking documents for the President’s Office of items requested by other teams in service of knowledge management.
  • Create and file daily briefing documents for the President’s Office’s relationship building.
  • Participate in knowledge management across the organization.
  • Create a weekly digest for the Development team and PR firms outlining upcoming meetings on the President’s calendar.
  • Create and manage yearly regional travel tracking for the President’s Office.
  • Perform other administrative duties as needed.

Special Projects and Event Logistical Support (20%)

  • Support other special projects that span the organization.
  • Own logistics and presentations for all-staff meetings.
  • Own logistics and administrative support for Color Of Change’s board meetings.
  • Provide logistical support and planning for events and activations as needed.
  • Perform vendor invoicing and payment support as needed.
  • Willingness to coordinate and support the IT needs of the senior executives
  • Support event staffing for internal and external leadership when needed.

We’re Looking For Someone Who Has/Offers

  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas in clear, concise terms (verbally and written)
  • A commitment to confidentiality and the ability to exercise absolute discretion.
  • An ability to navigate competing priorities and work with multiple teams across the organization.
  • Adaptability, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a positive attitude.
  • Strong quantitative analysis and analytical skills.
  • An above-average mastery of Keynote and Google Docs.
  • A deep commitment to and understanding of current social justice issues that intersect with race, media, economics, criminal justice, gender and climate justice.
  • A passion for creating community on our team

Compensation
The salary for the Coordinator is $62,000. This is a full-time exempt position. Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package.

Color Of Change is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or any other basis prohibited by law.