Data & Society Research Institute is seeking a dynamic and energetic Administrative Associate to provide executive support to senior management staff. This is a full-time role reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Administration.
About the Administrative Associate
The Administrative Associate [“AA”] is the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on matters pertaining to the Executive Director and key managers and provides high-level administrative support to the Human Resources Manager. The AA is also the liaison to the Board of Directors and management team, organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts, and oversees special projects. The role requires the emotional intelligence and maturity to work with highly sensitive and confidential material and the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality.
The AA is responsible for assisting the Human Resources Manager with day-to-day administrative functions, including recruitment, onboarding and orientation, maintenance of employee files, streamlining and responding to internal and external requests, and other administrative tasks as necessary. The AA may also be called upon to provide ad-hoc general administrative support to other members of the Executive team, as necessary.
The AA should possess phenomenal communication and people skills and have a bright, positive attitude. As complex issues arise, the AA may be called upon to assist in putting out fires and should be comfortable switching gears at a moment’s notice. The AA must exhibit excellent organizational skills and a high attention to detail and follow through. The AA must be able to be self-guided and work independently, while operating with purpose, urgency, and accuracy. The ideal AA would be a creative problem solver, a team player, a confident self-starter, and a proactive thinker. In order to be successful, the AA must understand the concept of and be comfortable with “managing-up,” prioritizing responsibilities, and seeking guidance and feedback.
The ideal candidate comes to Data & Society with an entrepreneurial outlook and has experience with growing organizations, ideally academic or research based. They are excited to work both independently and collaboratively and contribute to the growth of Data & Society.
To apply, please submit the following to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 29, 2018:
About Data & Society
Data & Society focuses on the social and cultural issues arising from data centric technological development. We seek to inform and develop frames for discussion of these complex issues both through our own research and through supporting the expansion of a nascent field of actors concerned about these topics. We want to be a resource, a catalyst, and a convener as new sectors recognize the complexity of the issues and the need for tradeoffs when they increase their reliance on data as a tool for management and decision-making.
We see the field as comprised of researchers, journalists, policymakers, technologists, industry leaders and workers, funders, advocates, and civil society actors. We are committed to helping this field engage substantively, and with an evidence base, in debates over implications arising from the increasing reliance on data at scale to automated decision-making across a range of sectors.
The work and well-being of Data & Society is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities.