About You ? You have a bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience, possibly more; and may have prior experience in the education/nonprofit sector. ? You have prior administrative experience, ideally managing the time and efforts of a principal (e.g., CEO, COO, President or senior C-level executive). Your principal’s calendar is a puzzle that you love to solve and you get joy out of beating her to the “I saw that around the corner” punch. ? You are highly organized and fluidly manage documents in MS Office and GSuite, and have been known to retitle documents to make them more clear to users. ? You are known for building systems that people love to use and have demonstrated experience managing data and building ad hoc reports; you genuinely get excited when you learn a new Google Sheets equation. ? You are able to balance multiple priorities — talking to a school leader, responding to the board chair, drafting talking points, entering data — gracefully and with practiced personal organization and time management. ? You are a natural problem solver, fixer and finder of resources; in moments of tension, you defuse and resolve conflict. ? You have strong verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate strategically with senior executives. ? You are an organizer by nature and connect with others easily; you feel comfortable communicating in person, by phone, over email, text, Slack, Signal, and know how to leverage the newest digital and project management tools. ? You work quickly, but deliberately and with high quality; you find the rapidly changing context of a social mission environment motivating and adapt without skipping a beat. ? You seek to build context; like an ever expanding Wikipedia page, you seek new knowledge to improve your understanding of the space that you work in and to stay one step ahead of your principal. ? You are humble, mature, situationally sensitive, and discreet; you take pride in supporting leaders worth supporting.
Achievement First, a non-profit 501(c)3 charter school management organization, operates 36 public charter schools in Brooklyn, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America’s children. We know that every child—regardless of race, zip code, or economic status—deserves access to great schools. Achievement First currently educates more than 13,300 students in historically underserved neighborhoods, with over 90% of our students identifying as Black or Latinx. For more information about the Achievement First mission, model, our schools and team, please visit our website at www.achievementfirst.org.