Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Executive Assistants provide general administrative assistance to a team of 12-15 people who all work from virtual offices around the country. On the team, this position assumes a direct executive support role for 3-4 senior leaders that includes intensive, complex calendar management and travel planning. The Executive Assistant serves as a true partner to these individuals, allowing the senior team members to focus fully on client engagement. Occasionally, Assistants flex and help other team members with administrative tasks as needed and provide some general operations support for the organization itself.
Team Administrative Support
Education First is a national education policy and strategy firm with a seasoned team of trusted advisors to the leaders responsible for delivering what many Americans want most: public education that effectively prepares all students for success in college, careers and a world of constant change. We were founded in 2006 in order to fill a need in the field for excellent consulting and advising delivered by educators and education policy advisors.
Our mission is to deliver exceptional ideas, experience-based solutions, and results so that all students and particularly low-income students and students of color are prepared for success in college, career, and life. We work closely with policymakers, practitioners, funders, and advocates to design and accelerate policies and plans that support strong systems, outstanding educators, engaged students and effective organizations and investments.
We are a team of about 60 consultants who live in nearly 20 different states and work across the nation. We are educators, policy advisors, advocates, and funders. We have served local, state and national clients in more than 40 states. We understand the complexity of public education from the classroom to national policy and we know how to navigate it. We rely on our trusted relationships and deep knowledge to develop solutions that bridge the gap between visionary leadership and pragmatic implementation. We also are hard-working and light-hearted, passionate about student success and obsessed with quality and professional growth; these are just a few of the traits we encourage and cultivate at Education First. Our vibrant culture is built upon our core ideals: original thinking, collaboration, entrepreneurialism, authenticity, and fun.
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