The Special Assistant to the Executive Director is a key staff position that provides high level policy research and special projects management, as well as communications support, for the Executive Director. This position works closely with the Executive Team, composed of the Executive Director, Deputy Director of Operations, and Deputy Director of Innovation, to prepare and brief these individuals in advance of meetings, and public events. The Special Assistant’s research, special projects, and communications efforts also support the work of the Policy and Innovation staff in the office. The Special Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director.
The Special Assistant to the Executive Director will conduct policy research; manage special projects as assigned, and support communications work in coordination with CEO’s communications vendor(s). The Special Assistant is the primary liaison to external working groups and governing bodies on behalf of the Executive Director, and must skillfully manage external communication with the Oversight Board and high-level public officials. Perform other duties as assigned.
A successful candidate should have passion for anti-poverty policy; be a self-motivated and experienced researcher; possess exceptional written and verbal communications, time management, technology, and analytical skills; have sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction; adaptability and strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize.
Applicants should email the following items to Denise.Carter@phila.gov, as one combined PDF document: cover letter, resume, four professional references, and a two-page writing sample. No phone calls please.
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