Overview

About Run for Something
Run for Something recruits and supports young progressives running for down-ballot offices in the United States. Since launching in 2017, we’ve recruited 116,000+ young people who want to run, and we’ve endorsed over 2,200 candidates across all 50 states + DC. We’ve elected 640 candidates across 48 states – 56% are women, 58% are BIPOC, and 21% are LGBTQIA+. and all are under the age of 40. Our alumni have meaningfully and intentionally made life better for millions of Americans across the country. We are a high-reaching, hungry team changing the face of politics in America. Learn more about our work in this clip.

The Run for Something network includes Run for Something (a 527 non-federal PAC), Run for Something Action Fund (a 501c4), and Run for Something Civics (a newly launched, non-partisan 501c3).

We have ambitious plans for 2022 and beyond. Read about them in our Strategic Plan here.

We highly encourage all job applicants to visit our Careers page to learn about our work environment, values, compensation and benefits policies, interview process, and more. The deadline for applications is August 14.

Position Summary
Position Name: Executive Assistant
Reporting Structure: This role reports to the Co-Founder + Co-Executive Director Ross Morales Rocketto
Location: Remote (U.S.)
Job Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Essential Duties: The primary responsibilities include administrative support to RFS co-founder  as well as special projects as assigned.

Position summary: Run for Something is currently hiring for an Executive Assistant. In this role, you will report to the Co-Founder + Co-Executive Director, Ross Morales Rocketto. Your primary responsibilities are twofold. First, you will be responsible for providing administrative support to the RFS co-founders and executive directors, Ross Morales Rocketto and Amanda Litman. Second, you will provide special project support on an as-needed basis. Special projects might include basic research on meeting participants, meeting briefings (as requested), small event planning, or development of presentation materials.

Responsibilities
The Executive Assistant (EA) will help RFS accomplish our strategic imperatives via:

Administrative Support (60% of time):
– Managing the co-founders’ calendars, which includes scheduling meetings, creation of agendas, technology coordination (ex: Zoom or Google Meet), and weekly schedule look-ahead. This will involve working with external stakeholders in a professional and respectful way.
– Travel booking for co-founders, which includes calendaring and travel logistics (ex: hotel reservations, flight booking, etc)
– Task management, which includes tracking, updating, and proactively managing the co-founders’ to-do list
– Expense management, which includes the creation of expense reports, keeping track of receipts, and ensuring timely submission
– Other administrative tasks as needed, which could include time-tracking, email delegation, and more

Special Project Support (40% of time):
– Support the co-founders with meeting preparation. This includes developing briefings, research on meeting participants, preparing agendas, and taking notes and recording action items. It will also sometimes include organizing meetings and special events.
– Development of written materials on an as-needed basis. These documents might include presentations, emails, and other assignments as needed.
– Support execution of Board of Directors meetings and prepare materials, logistics and agendas.
– Assist in planning meetings, special events and conferences.

Key Goals
Provide administrative support to the co-founders so they can focus less on general logistics and more on the core functions of their jobs, which include fundraising, long-term planning, and board management among many other activities.

Qualifications
– 1-2 years experience in a setting where tasks were relevant to the job description and qualifications below; this could include internships, sustained volunteer work on campaigns or advocacy efforts, or customer service roles
– Customer service mindset; displays courtesy and sensitivity to all. Responds promptly to external and internal requests. Able to navigate high level principal relationships and sensitive situations with grace and thoughtfulness.
– Laser focused on details, has good judgment and is always prepared. Is able to review documents and catch mistakes. Exercises good judgment for scheduling and priority setting (and asks questions when needed). Able to anticipate various scenarios.
– Ability to prepare principals for upcoming events and meetings
– Prioritizes operational excellence and is a clear communicator
– Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner and communicates needs or points of clarification.
– Self-starter. Does not always need to wait for direction. Develops and thinks through alternative solutions. Gather and analyze information skillfully. Identifies and raises problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem-solving situations. Exhibits excellent time-management skills.
– Comfortable rolling with the punches when situations change quickly and easily able to switch gears when required
– Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to views. Builds morale and culture.
– Fluent in G-Suite and Excel and Google Sheets, with willingness to learn software programs.
– Demonstrated ability to work in and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
– Ability to demonstrate Run for Something’s organizational values: Bold & Fearless; Open & Honest; Supportive & Respectful; Progressive & Diverse; Long-term & Strategic.
– Ability to work independently for extended periods of time in a remote environment
– Strong commitment to the Run for Something mission

Run for Something is committed to building teams that reflect the diversity of our candidates, and to building equitable and inclusive environments that fully leverage the skills, potential, and unique perspectives of our employees. We strongly encourage applications from members of marginalized communities who have been disproportionately affected by lack of representation in elected office, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, and the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities. Learn more about our commitment here.

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, all Run for Something employees are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination. Run for Something will discuss reasonable accommodations with employees who may be unable to receive a vaccine due to disability, the advice of a medical provider, or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Work Environment
Run for Something is (and always has been and will be) a remote office environment; you will collaborate with colleagues who are based across the United States. You should be prepared to either work from home or a location of your choosing.

When it is safe to do so, this position will require attendance at approximately 2 all-staff events per year, which may include overnight travel. As this person grows in their role and when it is safe to do so, there may be the opportunity to staff the Co-Executive Directors on fundraising trips.

This position requires the ability to work core hours, Monday through Thursday. This position will require some nights and weekends work approximately 6 times a year.

Learn more about what it’s like to work at Run for Something at our Careers page.

Essential Physical Requirements
– As this is a remote position, the person in this position must be able to communicate with colleagues and partners via phone, including conference and video calls, as well as written communication such as Slack and email.
– The position requires the ability to work on a computer for all or part of the work day.
– The position requires the ability to attend events which may encompass all or part of the work day.
– This position may include travel, as described above.

Compensation & Benefits
Salary for this position is set at $60,000. In order to counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, salaries are non-negotiable for new and current employees. Run for Something salary bands for a given staff level are benchmarked to the 75th percentile for our sector, and all new employees are paid at the entry point of those bands. Employees then have the opportunity to progress through current salary bands through annual cost of living increases and performance-based pay increases, and into new salary bands through promotions.

Learn more about our compensation policy here.

Benefits at Run for Something include:
– Four Day Work Week (learn more here)
– Unlimited Paid Time Off policy
– Platinum Medical Insurance (100% of premium covered for employees; 50% of premium covered for dependents)
– Dental and Vision Insurance (99.9% of premium covered for both employees and dependents)
– Professional Development Stipend
– Treat Yourself Stipend ($500 a year to do something that brings you joy)
– Equipment Stipend
– 401k
– Work from Home Stipend
– Cell Phone/Internet Stipend
– 12 weeks paid family leave
– Paid Sabbatical (after 3 years of service to RFS)
~ Four weeks in organization-wide holiday closures, including a two-week winter break
– Flexible, remote work environment

To Apply
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with priority review given to earlier applications. The deadline for applications is August 14.

Learn more about our interview process here.

No phone calls, emails, or social media inquiries, please. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. We know that applying to jobs is difficult, and we do our best to alert every applicant as to their status in the process. However, be aware that you may not receive a response from us until after the application deadline has passed.

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