Project Assistant

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The Global Business Coalition for Education, an initiative of Theirworld, is a global movement of businesses which aims to unleash the potential of the next generation. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life, a safe school to learn in, and skills for the future.

Tackling the global education crisis takes the collective power of business and other stakeholders – and know-how to bring these voices together for positive change. The Global Business Coalition for Education serves as the business community’s social impact advisor, combining the expertise of education and business to develop customized programs and identify investments, partnerships, and opportunities that will have the greatest impact.

GBC-Education members are ‘Next Generation Actionists’ who understand the power and potential of leveraging their knowledge, resources, and scale in coordination with peers, government, international organizations, and NGOs. We believe transformative change requires more than individual efforts to address a problem – no matter how large or significant the effort.

Project Assistant

The Project Assistant is a full-time position based in New York City. The ideal candidate for this role must have strong attention to detail, multitasking, and organizational skills. The role will suit someone that is well-organized, efficient, able to draw connections between various aspects of our work and wants to make an impact supporting global education around the world.

About half of the project assistant’s week will be dedicated to supporting our Rapid Education Action initiative (REACT) project by assisting in outreach and member engagement for the REACT initiative, compiling relevant up-to-date research on education in emergencies, and assisting with REACT-related administrative duties.

In addition to supporting this initiative, there will be additional membership engagement, events and administrative support duties, which will require the project assistant to:

  • Assist in tracking and supporting member engagement
  • Utilize Salesforce to track and maintain contacts and correspondence
  • Handle and coordinate confidential information with an extremely high level of discretion
  • Support planning of high-level events, roundtables, and working calls by managing correspondence to track responses and ordering event materials
  • Provide background materials/details on meetings/travel preparation as needed
  • Provide feedback on messaging for internal/external materials
  • Support on expenses, mailings, managing event registration, etc.
  • Support the team by drafting initial documents and emails based on meetings
  • Maintain, monitor, and update materials and resources
  • Handle and coordinate confidential information with an extremely high level of discretion
  • Create, organize, and maintain accurate written and electronic files
  • Support communications team as needed

Required Qualifications

The Project Assistant must be an analytical, organized, resourceful, and highly responsible individual with a high degree of professionalism, and a flexible and collaborative spirit.

  • Exceptional writing, research, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, balance, and adapt to multiple priorities, work flexibly in a fast-paced environment and work cross-culturally
  • A minimum of two years related work experience in a fast-paced, challenging work environment.
  • Team-orientation, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collaboratively, independently, and virtually with teams across offices
  • Great attention to details and copy-editing skills, with high standards of performance
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, personable, proactive, and forward thinker open to new challenges in a dynamic working environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and juggle multiple tasks

About Our Team

Our organization is focused on making the impossible probable. We have the know-how and the know-who to make change happen and operate independently, with an insider’s edge. We believe we are more impactful if we work together and that through our agenda-setting authority, we can set the bar high for the global community when it comes to delivering opportunity to young people.

The people on our team have hearts of activists and heads of strategists – and operate with a “moonshot’ mentality. Our staff reach for the ‘high-hanging fruit’ and never let go. The field we work in requires us to act and adapt on-the-go, reject vague, lofty goals and empty promises and be unapologetic protagonists.

Our team works hard to make change happen and shows up to work every day because we believe delivering results for our cause – today’s children and the potential of the next generation – is one of the most important causes in the world. Our staff come from diverse backgrounds. We value life and work experience and the ability to commit, work hard and deliver results just as much as academic credentials.

We have competitive salaries and benefits packages to attract the best individuals who are committed to working hard to unleash the potential of the next generation.