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Position Title: Special Assistant to Base-Building

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY or Washington D.C.

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a Special Assistant to Base-Building.

About CPD + CPDA

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with more than 45 affiliates in 33 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position

We’re seeking a full-time Special Assistant to Base-Building to serve as the key point of contact for the Chief of Base-Building. This person will have a diverse portfolio of work, which will include schedule management, maintaining records and reports, liaison work with key allies and partners, ensuring strong communication and administrative follow up between CPD/A and our affiliate organizations, and logistic planning for convenings and events. The Special Assistant to Base-Building is the behind-the-scenes key to helping ensure the strongest possible leadership, and will be part of an assistant cohort that supports the CPD/A senior leadership team to maximize their impact and further our mission.

The ideal candidate has experience helping other people get organized, set and stick to smart workplans, and navigate priorities. They should also have a demonstrated commitment to social justice. 

This position will report to CPD/A’s Network Manager. 

Primary Responsibilities

The Special Assistant to Base-Building will:

  • Support recurring network administrative needs, including but not limited to, collecting vital information from affiliate organizations, following up on payment for annual network fees, and collection of affiliation agreements from new affiliate organizations, and other similar responsibilities.
  • Provide management and oversight of the Chief of Base-Building’s schedule in order to ensure their time is used strategically and in support of organizational priorities. Provide periodic support in preparation for and follow up from meetings.
  • Manage all administrative support for the Chief of Base-Building, including travel support, logistical support, expense reimbursements, and timesheets.
  • Provide other support to the Chief of Base-Building and the Base-Building Department, including scheduling, follow-up, and general support for team meetings (e.g., catering, tech and logistics for team meetings and retreats), maintaining compliance with data, financial, fundraising and HR standards, and helping to track progress versus goals for the department.
  • Assist with planning and support (e.g. catering, tech, facilitation and logistics) for network-wide events, including but not limited to twice annual meetings with Executive Directors of the CPD/A Affiliate Network.
  • Other duties as assigned, including project management of special projects and initiatives.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Superior attention to detail with the ability to navigate conflicting priorities;
  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced office environment and ability to organize and manage a high volume of work efficiently without sacrificing quality;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a strong sense of ownership over tasks, including planning and follow-through;
  • Enjoys building relationships and working collaboratively across excited to cultivate relationships with other CPD/A staff and partners;
  • Persistence in following up to secure needed cooperation and collaboration from affiliates and partners;
  • An appetite and aptitude to learn more about Excel, EveryAction, Asana, and tracking data;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and people with low to moderate income levels.

Bonus qualification, not required:

  • Fluency in Spanish

We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible; application deadline is EOD Friday, July 30.

Salary and Benefits:

CPD/A is a unionized workplace. This is a confidential position not included in our bargaining unit. Salary will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years’ experience, location, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $58,500-$66,000.

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, womxn, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community.

Position Title: Special Assistant to Base-Building

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY or Washington D.C.

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a Special Assistant to Base-Building.

About CPD + CPDA

The Center for Popular…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021

Salary

$58,500 - $66,000

Benefits

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
Brooklyn, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume through the application portal.

Please submit your cover letter and resume through the application portal.

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