The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented, and passionate individual to join our team as a Chief of Staff. Reporting to the Co-Executive Director of Strategy & Operations, the Chief of Staff is responsible for managing LESGC strategic initiatives, consultant relations, and supporting the LESGC Co-Executive Directors on external and board relations.
Reports to: Co-Executive Director for Strategy and Operations
Direct Reports: Human Resources Manager, Facilities Manager, and Culinary Center Director
Consultant and Contract Management
Supervise consultants who provide government relations, facilities management, PR and marketing.
Coordinate an elected official engagement plan with the government relations consultant
On an interim basis, work in tandem with the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Development to manage government contracts, reporting, and support related functions as required
Support in grant writing and reporting in association with strategic initiatives, working with Director of Development and Director of Strategy
Strategic Initiatives Management
Project manage the Girls Club’s major strategic initiatives in partnership with Director of Strategy, including:
Center for Wellbeing and Happiness: Act as interim director to support the implementation of the capital campaign to build the Center, oversee the build out of virtual and in-person programming, including coordination of community outreach and and partnership objectives
New Girl City: project manage administration and relationship/partnership cultivation to create new, engaging content and events
25th Anniversary: support Director of Strategy and Development team in the roll out of new a brand
As needed, support coordination for special events, in partnership with operations, program, communications, and programs, media departments
Supervise the Human Resources Manager, Facilities Manager, and Culinary Director and provide direct support in:
The creation of new HR functions such as job description development, performance evaluations, and merit-based pay increases
Ensure facilities are effectively maintained, meeting COVID-19 Safety and Health guidelines
Ensure our culinary operations effectively addresses community needs, meeting all state and local compliance requirements
Prepare the Co-Executive Directors for Board Meetings, including writing memos, creating presentations, and drafting documents for board review
Education and/or Experience:
Team player with a positive can-do attitude, ability to work independently to produce high quality work products, and manage multiple projects and relationships, simultaneously with accuracy
Experience with fundraising, donor cultivation, budget analysis, grant writing, reporting and contract administration
Experience with working with external clients/consultants preferred
Government relations experience a plus
5-10 years experience in nonprofit administration, or relevant field
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills and the ability to work with many different constituencies such as donors, volunteers, Board members, staff, and community members
Belief in the mission and values of LESGC
Excellent written and oral communication skills and project management skills
Ability and desire to stay plugged into what’s happening in the news, mass media and popular culture
Professional, well organized and strong attention to detail
Committed to excellence, and eager to constantly learn and grow
Highly motivated, and results oriented, able to complete tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Flexible and able to work cooperatively under pressure
High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation, and self-direction
The salary for this position is $75-$80k, commensurate with experience. The LESGC’s benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, a health reimbursement arrangement, and a pre-tax transit benefit. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your writing sample should demonstrate your ability to project manage effectively.
LESGC is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at LESGC, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy status), gender, creed, religion, sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, national origin, age, ancestry, alienage, citizenship, marital status, partnership status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, military status (or unfavorable discharge from military service), political activity, status as a victim of a sex offense, stalking, or domestic violence or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited. LESGC does not discriminate in the hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors or the provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant.
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