The take-away

Ready to take on some of the most powerful forces in our society? We’re looking for an Executive Assistant to join a fierce, smart team challenging global corporations, holding them accountable, and creating a world where all people can thrive.


Why you’ll love coming to work every day


You’ll help change the world by being part of fearless and winning campaigns. You’ll be joining an organization that’s not satisfied with the world as it is—and has a vision for how it should be. When your quest is ending corporate abuse, you can’t be afraid to name names and demand what the world needs. For more than 40 years, we’ve been exposing and challenging the abuses of the likes of Nestlé, ExxonMobil, Philip Morris International, McDonald’s, and more. We don’t back down, and we run campaigns until we win.


You’ll work with awesome people. Join a team of passionate, kind, determined, optimistic, and solutions-oriented folks. We work hard, celebrate victories large and small, and always have each other’s backs.


You can take on big responsibilities as you go. You’ll thrive here as you develop new skills, tackle new challenges, learn, and grow. We pay lots of attention to building staff leadership, and we provide support and training to help you grow in your role. 


You’ll be part of an organization committed to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression. We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of people who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, women, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQIA+ folks around the world. Our unique culture has been fostered by a long history of women at the helm. We are actively focusing on the leadership of our staff of color, knowing we are stronger when the organization reflects the vision of the world we’re building together.



What you’ll do


Corporate Accountability wages powerful campaigns challenging corporate abuse—and behind every campaign victory you’ll find a variety of staff members supporting its success. That’s where you come in. The Executive Assistant works across the organization, operating with a unique bird’s eye view of how campaigns, communications, research, development, and operations all work together to be successful. You’ll work closely with our Executive Director, an activist and leader with decades of experience in corporate campaigning, to help carry out the organization’s mission in the world. 


The core of your role will be nailing the day-in and day-out details and logistics for our Executive Director. And while you’re doing that, you’ll have the opportunity to sharpen your skills across multiple areas, from fundraising to implementing racial and gender equity analyses more deeply into the operations of our organization to staff communication on an organization-wide scale. As Executive Assistant, you’ll use your strong project management and interpersonal relationship-building skills to lead on key projects that support organizational priorities and meeting deadlines that are critical for the Executive Director’s role. 


With your gained organizational knowledge and responsibilities as an extension of the Executive Director, you’ll have a hand in building an equitable, inclusive, positive, and impactful campaigns organization, both internally and externally.  


Who you are


  • The rampant abuses of corporations and the outrageous amount of power they have make you mad as hell—and you want to do something about it. 


  • You have a commitment to advancing racial equity and transforming systems of oppression, and are ready to do this in your day-to-day work. You understand that campaigning for justice must include working to dismantle white supremacy, institutional racism, colonialism, and anti-Blackness. 


  • You have experience managing projects from start to finish. You know how to identify the right roles for a given project, build a successful timeline, meet deadlines, and motivate a diverse team of dedicated organizers towards achievable outcomes. And when something doesn’t go as planned, you’re ready to adapt and adjust to get back on track.


  • You’re goal oriented, and have experience motivating yourself towards desired outcomes. You have a growth mindset, always learning, reflecting, and integrating what you learn. You’re able to identify what is needed to succeed in your role, as well as what is needed for the success of the Executive Director's role. You are comfortable receiving feedback and applying it into how you approach and practice your work. 


  • You’re a problem-solver and solutions-oriented. When problems occur, you’re able to come up with creative solutions and identify what tasks must be prioritized to accomplish the goals set forth. That’s because you’re a systems thinker: you know how to analyze a situation, get the information you need, and propose innovative ways to solve the quandary you and your team is facing. 


  • You’re a people person. You’re an organizer at heart and maybe by training, and you have experience working with a wide range of people from various racial and cultural backgrounds. You know that connecting with and training people means being a good listener as well as an adept communicator. 


  • You have experience keeping information secure and confidential. You know with whom and how to discuss sensitive matters, and know how to get clarity if you’re not sure. 


  • You’ve got strong English writing skills. You know how to communicate complex issues in simple, clear messages—and you can tweak those messages for different audiences in different contexts. Your strong attention to detail ensures your writing is grammatically correct and clear. And you consistently seek and implement feedback to improve your craft as you go. 


  • You have at least 3-5 years of related workplace experience.


What you’ll be responsible for in the day-to-day


  • Manage and coordinate the Executive Director’s schedule and activities based on priorities, including fielding requests for the Executive Director’s time. 


  • Maintain the Executive Director’s administrative systems including filing and expense reports.


  • Use a strong racial equity and gender analysis to create equitable systems across all areas of your work and support the Executive Director in working through priorities. 


  • Support on special projects for the Executive Director by keeping track of key deadlines, developing and facilitating timelines, synthesizing outcomes, sharing materials back to project leads, and managing next steps.


  • Support on all-staff communication, including drafting messaging on key organizational updates and tracking incoming messages and feedback.


  • Book travel for the Executive Director for organizing trips, board meetings, and donor visits.


  • Once it is safe to do so, travel 1-3 times each year to represent Corporate Accountability at events such as board meetings, planning sessions or campaigns events. Occasionally be available outside standard business hours in mornings, nights, or weekends based on key projects of an international organization balancing many time zones, such as board meetings.


Salary and benefits:


  • Salary range: $57,700-60,500 commensurate with experience.


  • Hours: Corporate Accountability’s full-time staff generally work 32 hours per week, with periods of more intensive work that correspond with the ebb and flow nature of campaigns or projects throughout the year. Our core hours are 10 am - 4 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with flexibility to determine your remaining hours of the week in coordination with your supervisor and team.


  • Our comprehensive benefit package includes: health insurance (with 90% of the premium for all tiers covered by the organization) and dental coverage (with 100% of the individual premium covered by the organization and the option to add dependents at an additional cost); FSA for transit, health care, and dependent care; childcare reimbursement options, voluntary life insurance and 401(k) with employer match.


  • Generous time off policies including one month of personal vacation time, one week of an office closure for collective rest, holidays, and unlimited wellness days to prioritize health.


  • Both internal and external training and leadership development opportunities.


  • Energetic, collaborative, and social campaign environment.


Location

Remote based on public health recommendations around COVID-19 centering the safety and health of our staff, with the option to eventually transition into our campaign headquarters in downtown Boston, MA. As an organization, we are moving in the direction of enabling our staff to live and work from wherever their personal circumstances take them. Once on-boarded, there will be a more formalized process regarding permanent remote work.


We are looking for great candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. If you don’t exactly fit the job description, but you know you have skills and experiences that are transferable to this position, please apply! Tell us about yourself and why you should be our next Executive Assistant.



To apply: Visit www.corporateaccountability.org/employment-opportunities. Attach your résumé to the online application and include a cover letter. Please include where you heard about the position. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our current capacity to process applications, we will be responding on a rolling basis and therefore might take between 2-4 weeks to respond to application.

 

Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, perpetuating systemic racism, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around— a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.

Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, nonbinary people, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. Join more than 50 smart and driven staff and interns working in this dynamic organization with a powerful network of members and allies around the world.

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