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Chief of Staff to the Executive Director

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Raheem
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Oakland, CA

What you’ll be doing

You will serve as an advisor and trusted partner to the CEO, help manage organizational priorities, and drive execution on all of initiatives.

You will be a thought partner for the CEO.

  • Set organizational priorities in partnership with the Raheem team.
  • Help execute fundraising strategy, create materials for major meetings, support grant-writing and funder outreach.
  • Manage calendar for CEO, lead communications with external partners and media, and represent Raheem when necessary.

You will drive seamless, effective collaboration and execution within Raheem.

  • Translate high-level goals into execution plans with clear deadlines, ownership of individual tasks, and tracking plans. Maintain culture of accountability.
  • Create and continually improve internal processes for planning, prioritizing, and collaborating on everything we do.
  • Identify and implement the right tools for our team.

You will own key strategic initiatives for the organization.

  • Independently drive research around the most important decisions Raheem needs to make.
  • Quickly work to compile research, complete analysis, deliver recommendations to the team, and then make things happen.

You will lead execution of all day-to-day operations at the company.

  • Oversee day-to-day financial management, including paying invoices, expenses and reimbursements, and closing monthly books in collaboration with a contract accountant.
  • Oversee day-to-day human resources management, including payroll, hiring operations, and benefits administration.

What will lead to success

Caring.

  • Be committed to ending state-sanctioned violence against Black and Brown people, trans people, women, queer people, people with disabilities, people living without houses and all others who have the right to live and love freely.
  • Engage with the problem space, taking the time to listen and learn with curiosity.

Operational and strategic excellence.

  • Be able to hit the ground running. We generally look for 4+ years of full-time professional experience or the equivalent.
  • Masterful ability to juggle competing priorities, prioritize effectively, and focus on the highest value activity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with a wide variety of audiences including community members, our team, partners, and potential funders.
  • Track record of finding creative, scrappy solutions to a wide range of challenges with limited direct oversight and on urgent deadlines.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets and calendar management tools.
  • Experience with Keynote, Quickbooks, Trello, Asana a plus. Demonstrated ability to master new software programs a must.

Solving hard problems, together.

  • Come up with novel solutions, working well with technologists and non-technologists alike.
  • Ask hard questions and challenge assumptions to ensure that we’re solving the right problems.
  • Take ownership of the technical side of Raheem by proactively looking for opportunities to improve and extend the product and infrastructure.
  • Contribute to a positive culture that enables us to find joy in the work of fixing painful problems.

Culture and values:

Raheem is a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day.

We aspire to be smart, humble, hardworking, and, above all, collaborative.

We approach problem-solving using a Black queer feminist lens that recognizes systems of oppression and values difference and individual experience.

We ask each other hard questions, hold each other accountable, and support each other’s growth.

We use humor and warmth in order to enjoy doing the most difficult, meaningful, and impactful work of our lives.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, we can’t wait to meet you!

What you’ll be doing

You will serve as an advisor and trusted partner to the CEO, help manage organizational priorities, and drive execution on all of initiatives.

You will be a thought partner for the CEO.

  • Set organizational priorities in…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Parental leave
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Remote work – we're a distributed team that works from anywhere with good internet.
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Parental leave
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Remote work – we're a distributed team that works from anywhere with good internet.

Location

Oakland, CA

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