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Executive Assistant

Kenwood Oakland Community Org
Chicago, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $42,000 to $52,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: life insurance, medical, vision, 401k, dental,
Job Description

We are seeking an Executive Assistant to join our team! You will provide high-level administrative support for our Executive Director (ED) and Deputy Director (DD).

Key Responsibilities:

Executive Support

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the ED/DD
  • Plans and coordinates the ED/DD schedule and ensures they are followed and respected
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the ED/DD with Board members, donors, staff, and others, on organization matters
  • Manages a variety of special projects for the ED/DD some of which may have organizational impact
  • Coordinate all meetings and events hosted by the organization lead by the ED/DD with the room set-up, reservations, refreshments, and materials

Communication & External Relations

  • Works closely with ED/DD to respond to emails in a timely and professional manner.
  • Drafts thank you emails after each meeting with partner/donor and for donations made to the organization.
  • Creates communications and presentations: Monthly newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, letters and documents for stakeholders.

Board Support

  • Supports Schedule annual meetings with individual board members.
  • In partnership with the ED/DD and development team leadership, draft agenda for board and committee meetings.
  • Provide logistical support for board and committee meetings and retreats
  • Support board communications and other board activities, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience: 3+ years of relevant work experience in administration, executive assistant roles, or project management in a fast-paced environment, preferably in non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing up with busy executives
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and social media web platforms.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as an executive secretary, administrative assistant, or in other related fields
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Strong attention to detail

 

Company Description
The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) has been an instrument for grassroots democracy in the North Kenwood and Oakland communities since 1965. Founded by religious and community leaders, KOCO facilitated organizing campaigns that increased the resources and services available to families and residents. Today, KOCO continues its work as a vehicle and voice of low-income and working families.

KOCO utilizes direct action community organizing as its primary methodology for change and develops new generations of African American leadership that will build stable, viable, and just communities where opportunity is not denied based on race or economic status.

Through the sustained engagement of low-income and working families, KOCO develops multi-generational leaders who impact decision-making processes and public policies, improving the quality of life in our local communities.

In recent years, KOCO’s organizing has led to the re-opening of Dyett High School, which is now a top-performing school; the re-opening of the adult trauma center at the University of Chicago Medical Center, which has exceeded the expected numbers of patients and lives saved; and a community benefits agreement to protect low-income and working Black families in Woodlawn from displacement as a result of the real estate speculation accompanying the Obama Presidential Center.

KOCO members are mainly residents of the north Kenwood and Oakland communities. Predominantly comprised of low-income and working African American families, these neighboring communities hold nearly 20,000 people; one-quarter of whom live below the poverty line. Close to the same number of residents are outside of the job market. One-quarter of KOCO’s leaders are between the ages of 13 and 21 years. Several leaders are descendants of families who have lived in the Bronzeville area for the past 50 years.

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Kenwood Oakland Community Org

Why Work Here?
This is a great opportunity to contribute to the development of young leaders' careers and businesses.

The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) has been an instrument for grassroots democracy in the North Kenwood and Oakland communities since 1965. Founded by religious and community leaders, KOCO facilitated organizing campaigns that increased the resources and services available to families and residents. Today, KOCO continues its work as a vehicle and voice of low-income and working families. KOCO utilizes direct action community organizing as its primary methodology for change and develops new generations of African American leadership that will build stable, viable, and just communities where opportunity is not denied based on race or economic status. Through the sustained engagement of low-income and working families, KOCO develops multi-generational leaders who impact decision-making processes and public policies, improving the quality of life in our local communities. In recent years, KOCO’s organizing has led to the re-opening of Dyett High School, which is now a top-performing school; the re-opening of the adult trauma center at the University of Chicago Medical Center, which has exceeded the expected numbers of patients and lives saved; and a community benefits agreement to protect low-income and working Black families in Woodlawn from displacement as a result of the real estate speculation accompanying the Obama Presidential Center. KOCO members are mainly residents of the north Kenwood and Oakland communities. Predominantly comprised of low-income and working African American families, these neighboring communities hold nearly 20,000 people; one-quarter of whom live below the poverty line. Close to the same number of residents are outside of the job market. One-quarter of KOCO’s leaders are between the ages of 13 and 21 years. Several leaders are descendants of families who have lived in the Bronzeville area for the past 50 years. About Bronzeville Nia Project:

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