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Recruiting Organization: New Sector Alliance

Organization Mission and Overview

New Sector's mission is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations and developing leaders. For two decades, New Sector Alliance has incubated and grown cutting-edge program models that support diverse, forward-thinking leaders as they design careers, lives, and organizations that change the world. Through cross-sector alliances with philanthropic funders, nonprofits, and private corporations, our programs invest in highly capable Fellows and support them as they apply future-focused practices to address the world’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. Our approach is grounded in empirical academic research, drawing on disciplines spanning business, economics, education, organizational behavior, product design, public policy, and psychology.

To date, we’ve scaled our programs through partnerships with 500+ leading organizations including Accenture, AmeriCorps, The American Red Cross, The Boston Foundation, Goodwill, The Greenlight Fund, Net Impact, Upwardly Global, The Taproot Foundation, TechSoup, Year Up, and many others. These partnerships have enabled us to collectively reach hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations and make an ongoing impact on many of the most pressing issues of our time.

Start Date: ASAP

Time Commitment: Minimum of 6 months (through June 2022) with an opportunity to extend

Hours, Location, and Compensation

  • 10 hours/week, time commitment is flexible
  • Opportunity is remote, supervisor is located in San Francisco Bay Area, California
  • Candidates are welcome to use this to secure course credit or supplemental funding

Position Summary

The volunteer position will be responsible for general administrative tasks and will report directly to the CEO & Founder. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of taking initiative and an ability to learn and process information quickly and effectively. In addition, the volunteer will have excellent interpersonal skills and exceptional organizing capacity. This volunteer opportunity is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the volunteer will learn how to take skills they may have acquired related to their particular areas of interest and apply them in a professional setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide high-level support to the CEO & Founder, including, but not limited to email management/hygiene, draft correspondence, calendar coordination (handling internal and external meeting requests)
  • Assist in research for potential funding opportunities, and new and existing projects
  • Track and help drive completion of key deliverables, keeping team leads informed of timelines and following up as necessary
  • Develop and maintain an organized digital filing system
  • Provide support for the preparation of presentations and reports
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects and additional administrative support as needed

Knowledge, Education, and Experience

  • Ability to work independently with very limited supervision, and with a small and dispersed, remote team
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Currently enrolled in or already completed a 2 or 4-year degree program
  • Content knowledge and interest in the areas of design thinking, workforce development, K-12 education, and/or health/wellness are a plus, but not required
  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Workspace
  • Fluency with social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal skills, including a desire to learn, sense of humor, and creativity
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to effectively learn and acquire new knowledge and skills

Desired Competencies

  • Independence: Self-sufficient and independent; able to get work done with limited supervision
  • Takes initiative: Act on one’s own initiative; making the most of opportunities
  • Analytical: Understands complex information; making connections; drawing conclusions
  • Creative: Coming up with new ideas, approaches, or solutions
  • Flexible: Manages to adapt if circumstances change
  • Written communication: Is capable of communicating well in writing
  • Monitors outcomes: Regularly checks whether work is on schedule
  • Verbal communication: Understands others and being understood in verbal communication
  • Integrity: Submits finished work-product that meets your own high standards
  • Commitment to excellence: Strives to deliver your best work-product
  • Collaborative learner: Enjoys working with others to learn on the job

How To Apply

For consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume in the fields below. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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