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Chief of Staff

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Disability Policy Consortium


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Published 19 days ago

March 8, 2021
March 6, 2021
$55,000 - $60,000

Do you take pride in a well-organized to-do list? Do you actually sort your sock drawer? If so, you may be the perfect fit as our Chief of Staff! Like many nonprofit organizations, the Disability Policy Consortium (DPC) is led by idealists: funny, brilliant, strategic, and completely disorganized. We’re looking for someone who loves creating order from chaos, as well as collaborating with a diverse group of people to find solutions.

The Chief of Staff plays multiple critical roles within DPC. First, you’ll lead our Operations team, overseeing the work of our IT, HR, and Finance managers, establishing organizational best practices, making sure DPC runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis, and information gets where it needs to go. Secondly, you’ll be working directly with our Executive Director, managing incoming communication and scheduling, helping track outstanding items and ensuring no balls get dropped, and providing strategic counsel on critical decisions.  

This is a broad role, requiring organization, creativity, and sensitivity, and is not for the faint of heart! Our ideal candidate is very well-organized, a confident self-starter, and able to plan and coordinate many operational activities simultaneously. The Chief of Staff should be an effective leader and manager who can provide clear and direct feedback and keep the work of the organization focused. 

Operations: 25 hours per week (62%)

Leads DPC’s operations arm; oversees the administrative functions of the organization.

Co-supervise Operations Team:

Monthly meetings with each of HR, Finance, and IT Managers along with Executive Director to set goals for that area for that month.

Weekly/bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with HR, Finance, and IT Managers to review progress towards those goals. 

Monthly team meeting with ED and all Ops Team 

Keeps Executive Director appraised of operational footing of the organization

Handle any day-to-day operational decisions that do not require changes in organizational policy

Assist ED and HR with creation of business continuity plan and documentation of all roles and backup within DPC/My Ombudsman.

Document and improve office processes. Work with ED and Operations Team members to develop and implement new operational policies

Liaise with teams across the office to help create a more integrated culture across all departments. Works to ensure information is properly shared between teams

In charge of office operations when Executive Director is absent or ill

Support of Executive Director: 10-15 hours per week (25-37%)

Coordinate executive communications, including responding to emails and setting up meetings and calls

Manage information flow in a timely and accurate manner

Manage Executive Director’s meeting logistics and cross check ED requests and commitments against schedule twice daily

Maintain calendar and video link/meeting space for monthly All Staff Meeting

Review email daily.  Flag emails that need follow up, archive irrelevant emails

Provide strategic counsel to Executive Director to determine best course of action, i.e., whether ED should take a meeting, assign meeting to another staff member, or decline meeting based on overall mission and other project priorities. 

Assist with office projects and processes as needed

Uphold a strict level of confidentiality

Education: 0-5 hours per week. (0-12.5%)

Directs work of Development Lead in creating external educational offerings and managing their implementation. (Development Lead is supervised by Executive Director)

Develops pricing structure for one-off and series-based trainings for corporate, non-profit, and education sectors

Assign and schedule internal staff as appropriate and seek external educators when necessary

Manage database of materials for training

Review materials produced by Development lead in this area and provide feedback 

CANDIDATE SKILL PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following experience and characteristics: 

At least 5 years’ experience with executive & administrative management

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Highly organized, capable of working independently and meeting deadlines

Passionate about disability rights and public health

This is a full-time 40-hour per week position with a salary range of $55,000-$60,000 per year and benefits, including paid time off and health insurance reimbursement. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to staffing our organization with a diverse group of talented individuals and to meeting the accommodation needs of employees with disabilities. 



Do you take pride in a well-organized to-do list? Do you actually sort your sock drawer? If so, you may be the perfect fit as our Chief of Staff! Like many nonprofit organizations, the Disability Policy Consortium (DPC) is led by idealists: funny…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional

Benefits

DPC offers generous vacation & sick time, health insurance supplements and other benefits as well as a flexible schedule. Please note: we are currently working remotely due to the COVID19 pandemic.

DPC offers generous vacation & sick time, health insurance supplements and other benefits as well as a flexible schedule. Please note: we are currently working remotely due to…

Location

On-site
Malden, MA

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Instructions:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to kbradshaw@dpcma.org Cover letters should specifically address the applicant’s interest in working for a disability rights organization.


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