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Administrative Support Associate

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Chicago Beyond
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Published 6 days ago

About Chicago Beyond

Chicago Beyond is an impact investor that backs the fight against the inequities pervasive in Chicago’s communities. Since its inception in 2016, Chicago Beyond has invested more than $35 million in ideas, individuals, and organizations that fight for all young people to achieve their fullest human potential.

Chicago Beyond’s approach is holistic. We invest in everything from education, to youth safety, to community development, to healing, and beyond. This is important because there is no single barrier to equity. Past investments range from early stage ideas such as a Safe House for young people, or supports for young Black fathers, to developing the first-of-its-kind blueprint for holistic trauma supports for over 350,000 students in Chicago Public Schools. 

In 2019, Chicago Beyond published Why Am I Always Being Researched?, a guidebook designed for funders, researchers, and community organizations to move from harmful power dynamics to more authentic truths. It has been used in all 50 states and more than 90 countries. We also opened a new space, designed intentionally to serve as Chicago’s home for social innovation.

In 2020, Chicago Beyond launched several initiatives to respond in real-time to the COVID-19 pandemic and movement for social justice. Chicago Beyond developed a hyperlocal distribution network to deliver $250,000 of food and basic necessity items each week to thousands of families on the South and West Sides of Chicago. The Backing the Fight Fund was launched to support those working on the front lines, and deployed financial resources to hyperlocal community organizations taking action and fighting for a more equitable future for Chicago’s youth and communities. Chicago Beyond also started a speaker series on antiracism that has been joined by more than 100,000 individuals globally, and has provided entry points for people with the desire to learn what it means to be antiracist. Speakers have included leading voices such as Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author Christian Picciolini, former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Movement Alicia Garza.

Holistic healing has driven Chicago Beyond’s work since our founding in 2016. Recognizing the long-standing need to support and invest in community wellness, we recently announced Chicago Beyond's Holistic Healing Fund, a $10M commitment to support healing in Chicago's communities. Solutions & Resources and Resident Association Greater Englewood, (R.A.G.E.) are our first Holistic Healing Fund partners. 

Chicago Beyond was founded by Liz Dozier, a nationally renowned former educator and high school principal. Chicago Beyond’s innovative and impactful work has been featured on both the local and national level from the Chicago Tribune to Forbes to the Stanford Social Innovation Review. For more information on Chicago Beyond, please visit chicagobeyond.org.

Position Details

As the Administrative Support Associate, you will be responsible for:

Executive Administrative Support:

  • Providing executive administrative support, including, but not limited to calendaring, scheduling, and expense reporting for the Founder & CEO, and other team members as required
  • Managing all aspects of business travel arrangements for the Chicago Beyond team
  • Assisting with other administrative needs (e.g., employee onboarding, recruiting logistics)


Space Management:

  • Assisting with management of Chicago Beyond’s Home for Social Innovation, including managing inventory and procurement of supplies, setting up conference rooms, managing/greeting visitors, and organizing catering when necessary
  • Serving as point person for maintenance and office space requests, mailing and shipping, etc.
  • Maintaining kitchen and other common areas
  • Opening and closing the space daily


Events Management:

  • Planning and providing event execution support, including but not limited to catering, facilities management, signage, and registration
  • Managing AV requirements based on event, content, and production requirements

           

This role will be on site at Chicago Beyond, and will require some evening hours, depending on event schedule. Lastly, the Administrative Support Associate will report to the Chief of Staff. 

Position Requirements

  • Deep passion for Chicago Beyond’s mission and objectives, and commitment to racial and youth equity 
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, and an openness to learning and adapting
  • At least 3 years of experience performing executive administrative duties, preferably supporting executive-level leadership
  • Strong capabilities in the area of event and project management, ideally with 3 years of experience managing events
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with various stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Willingness to go above and beyond, outside the scope of the job duties to ensure Chicago Beyond succeeds

Working at Chicago Beyond

Launched in April 2016, Chicago Beyond is a fast-moving start-up organization made up of a small, but ambitious team looking to make a difference for the young people of Chicago and beyond. If you are an entrepreneurial individual looking to a join a dynamic team with significant opportunity to grow and shape what you do, while making a meaningful impact, then this will be a perfect role for you!

Our values guide our work. 

  • Always Equitable – Our youth face unimaginable obstacles to achieving their fullest human potential. So, we must fight for equity, not equality.
  • Incessantly Urgent – The simple fact is that lives are literally at stake, right now. The unacceptability of the situation requires our relentless bias to action in order to accelerate our impact. 
  • Endlessly Creative – To dramatically impact the lives of our youth, we must employ imagination to augment or replace the usual, typical, and predictable.
  • Stubbornly Audacious – Entrenched challenges require disruptive ideas, boldly applied. We must be unafraid to embrace risks.
  • Uncompromising Integrity – How we achieve our mission is equally as important as our mission. We must do right by our youth, our partners, our teammates, and ourselves.

To apply

Please note there is no standard candidate profile. Research shows that underrepresented applicants tend to downplay their qualifications. What is more important to us than numbers and titles are the experiences that you have had and the expertise you have developed. If you think you would be a good fit, please apply.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Chicago Beyond at careers@chicagobeyond.org with the subject line “Administrative Support Associate.”

Chicago Beyond is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented applicants.

About Chicago Beyond

Chicago Beyond is an impact investor that backs the fight against the inequities pervasive in Chicago’s communities. Since its inception in 2016, Chicago Beyond has invested more than $35 million in ideas, individuals…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

On-site
Chicago, IL 60607, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Chicago Beyond at careers@chicagobeyond.org with the subject line “Administrative Support Associate.”

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Chicago Beyond at careers@chicagobeyond.org with the subject line “Administrative Support Associate.”

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