Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Classification: Full-Time Exempt
Target Start Date: September 29, 2014
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the leading global organization devoted to LGBT workplace equality. Our mission is to educate and empower all those who are working to build inclusive workplaces and our vision is a world where employees are evaluated on their performance not their sexual orientation or gender identity, expression or characteristics.
As director of Building Bridges training program in 1996, Out & Equal founder, Selisse Berry brought together three other organizations focused on workplace equality to form Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Services expanded quickly in response to the needs of employers. The hallmark Out & Equal Workplace Summit, first held in 1999, has grown to become the largest annual LGBT workplace conference in the world, attracting 3,000 attendees and support from over 200 Fortune 1,000 companies. Today, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates continues educating and empowering its constituents through training, events, an LGBT job bank, the world’s largest registry of LGBT employee resource groups, a network of 17 regional affiliates in the US and a growing network of global leaders.
Based in San Francisco, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates has a diverse full-time staff of approximately twenty that serves a network of affiliates, employee resource groups, trainers, LGBTA executives and a burgeoning family of advocates around the globe. For more information, visit our website www.outandequal.org.
The Executive Assistant provides support for Out & Equal’s Chief Executive Officer including managing the CEO’s schedule, interfacing via phone, email and in person with constituents and juggling multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
The successful candidate will have at least four to six years of professional experience in providing executive assistance. A professional demeanor, a proactive and positive attitude, with excellent written and verbal skills as well as strong attention to detail is required. The ideal candidate must be able to handle confidential matters, data and information; must be able to prioritize tasks and needs to be able to assess and anticipate CEO needs.
A commitment to Out & Equal’s mission is essential to the role. Candidates should have knowledge of, comfort with, and interest in creating fair and equitable workplaces for LGBT people. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
The Executive Assistant will be responsible for all activities supporting the CEO office. Below are some but not all the responsibilities:
- Maintaining the CEO’s calendar, setting appointments, and briefing the CEO each day on the schedule;
- Arranging all travel for the CEO;
- Managing the CEO’s email; screening all incoming email and proactively managing the routing of issues as required
- Responding to incoming calls and requests;
- Preparing presentations; preparing materials as required
- Coordinating and interacting with Board members as required