Special ASsistant to the ceo
Special Assistant to the CEO Mission
To serve as a Special Assistant to the CEO (SA) at Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA), a 6th-12th grade college preparatory school that will consistently rank as a Tier 1 Washington, DC public charter school. Our mission is to develop the next generation of innovators. We are committed to ensuring 100% of DPA scholars graduate from college and secure a high paying, high demand job.
We seek an energetic, ambitious, and well-organized individual to provide a range of support functions for the Founder and CEO. The Special Assistant will work closely with the CEO on all aspects of her role at DPA, with a particular emphasis on start up functions for the planning and launch years. The role is part management, part administrative assistance, and part research and writing. In addition to reporting to the CEO, the Special Assistant will work closely with the Board of Directors and a team of consultants.
This position is a unique opportunity to get in at the ground floor at an innovative educational institution. We are looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for improving educational outcomes, and a desire to be at the center of running a fast-paced, ambitious organization. The ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing a long term career in education, and motivated to use this position to pursue senior leadership roles as DPA grows.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide startup administrative and writing support during DPA’s planning and launch years
Function as a point of contact and liaison with executive team, staff, and partners/constituents
Serve as a collaborative partner to the CEO, working as a sounding board, on a variety of topics and in a variety of situations
Assist CEO with board and community meeting preparation; prepare monthly updates
Manage communication with key internal and external parties, demonstrating an awareness of time-sensitive issues and prioritize accordingly
Provide general administrative support including preparing expense reports, drafting correspondence, and answering and screening incoming calls and emails
Other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum 1-2 years experience in education
Minimum 1- 2 years experience working in operations and/or administrative support
Experience working with education preferred
Additional Characteristics of DPA Teachers
Highly motivated team player with demonstrated commitment to excellent education and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment
Thorough understanding of US education landscape and knowledge of key educational reform institutions
Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and effectively handle multiple priorities with tight deadlines
Highly resourceful, flexible, proactive, and efficient
Self starter looking to gain long term experience in the education sector
Ability to take initiative, multi-task, work independently and work well under pressure
Must possess superior written and oral communications skills
Adept at using a number of platforms, including but not limited to G-Suite, Mailchimp, and Squarespace
Compensation and Benefits
Digital Pioneers Academy offers a highly competitive salary based on experience and an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.
Interested candidates should follow the link below to apply for this position.
Digital Pioneers Academy is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.