Assistant, Executive Support and Operations-Part-Time, Apply by 1.19 (Charleston, SC)

The Role

The Assistant, Executive Support and Operations will perform a wide ranging set of administrative tasks while also serving as a “right hand” to the executive director. This individual must possess outstanding organizational skills and the ability to communicate on behalf of the executive director verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences including corps members, alumni, district personnel, high level funders, and Teach For America senior staff. The Assistant, Executive Support and Operations will also support the South Carolina operations team, which designs and implements strategy around administrative support, office culture, office management, and special events. The environment is exceptionally fast paced and demanding. An obsession with detail orientation, the ability to anticipate problems and take the initiative to solve them, and a collaborative work ethic are critical in this role. The Assistant, Executive Support and Operations will report to the Manager, Operations and Talent.

The Team

Teach For America – South Carolina started in 2011 with 30 corps members spread along the I-95 corridor. In 5 years, South Carolina has grown from 30 corps members to a network of 100 corps members and 250 alumni throughout the state. We are a team of diverse, passionate, and committed professionals who work together to build meaningful partnerships with key public education stakeholders throughout South Carolina. These include corps member applicants, media and press, public and private donors, state policy leaders, district and school partners, non-profit organizations, and corporations. We work to advance the vision and mission of Teach For America – South Carolina and develop a new generation of leaders committed to educational equity in our lifetime.

Qualifications:

Responsibilities

Executive Director Support (20 hours per week)

  • Providing administrative support including, scheduling meetings, conference calls, maintaining calendars, arranging travel, managing correspondence, and processing reimbursements
  • Compiling, drafting and/or editing correspondence to team members, the organization, and external constituents
  • Coordinating logistics, drafting agendas, providing advance materials, and executing follow up for meetings
  • Creating, printing and copying materials for meetings and events
  • Partnering closely with the Executive Director to increase efficiency and organization, and ensure his time is aligned with his priorities

Requirements

Prior Experience

  • 2-4 years of administrative experience preferred
  • Experience in education preferred

Work Demands

  • Some evening and weekend work as necessary

Skills

  • Belief in our diversity core value and commitment to continued growth and development
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and to juggle several projects at once with a spirit of flexibility and positive outlook
  • Desire and commitment to working behind-the-scenes and supporting a team
  • Strong customer service ethic required
  • Strong critical thinking, written, and interpersonal communication skills necessary
  • Ability to make timely decisions and demonstrate good judgment
  • Familiarity with managing confidential information and ability to exercise discretion required
  • Preferred proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Exact Target, WebEx, and online travel and expense management software

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Apply Now

To be considered for this role, you must submit a resume. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Learn more about our diversity on staff: www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers/life-at-tfa/workforce-diversity-and-inclusiveness.

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

This job description reflects Teach For America’s assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.


Meet Some of Teach For America's Employees

Aimée B.

Manager, Teacher Leadership Development

Aimée supports new corps members, helping TFA’s first and second year teachers navigate the classroom and successfully educate students.

Jace G.

Director, Finance & Strategy

Jace manages TFA’s expenses and fundraising, and he uses data to build spending and growth strategies that will maximize TFA’s impact for students.


Back to top