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 Our Company
Learning for Action (LFA) is a San Francisco‐based consulting firm that provides the social sector (nonprofit, philanthropic, and public organizations) with evaluation, research, strategy, and capacity‐building services. For over ten years, LFA has worked with clients to design, implement, and evaluate programs that create social impact. Our work focuses on a range of issue areas including, but not limited to: education, community development, juvenile justice, public health, reproductive rights, journalism, and immigration. Ultimately, LFA’s services support the work of the social sector locally, nationally, and internationally to address the needs of at‐risk, low‐income, under‐served, and otherwise disadvantaged communities. Additional information about our innovative company—including our mission, vision, and values—is available at our website: www.learningforaction.com Our Culture
LFA’s most important asset is its people. As such, LFA is committed to living our values as a company and invests in the leadership and professional development of our staff, primarily through job‐based learning and growth opportunities. From professional development funds to our supervision model, LFA provides opportunities to ensure that each employee’s strengths are deepened, expanded, nourished, and utilized to enhance effectiveness in achieving our mission. We value a diverse workforce that is a microcosm of our communities and aligned with the social justice work of our clients. Our Cultural Humility Task Force is an internal workgroup dedicated to facilitating ongoing organizational learning and developing tools and approaches for keeping LFA’s work relevant and responsive to our clients’ diverse values and cultural contexts. Our company thrives through our high‐performing, team‐based, participatory, and fun‐loving work environment. To support employees, the Health and Wellness Committee supports the overall health and wellness of employees through a holistic, multi‐faceted vision of health and wellness including: organizing social events; sharing health‐ and safety‐related information; offering educational opportunities; and encouraging community building. Executive Assistant Position
We are currently conducting a search for a full‐time enthusiastic, savvy, effective, and experienced Executive Assistant to provide high level day‐to‐day support to the Founder and CEO and the Chief Learning Officer (CLO), as well as support to key internal committees. The person in this position will play a critical role in maximizing the effectiveness of the CEO and CLO and will be part of the Operations team. This is a rare opportunity to work with and learn from a high‐performing group of people committed to social justice. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of LFA and thrive providing administrative support to C‐level executives. Position responsibilities:
Duties include (but are not limited to):  Heavy scheduling, calendar, email management, and travel coordination  Client visit and presentation preparations  Data entry (e.g., monthly time tracking data)  File management  Personal assistance support tasks (e.g., ordering lunch and reimbursements)  Knowledge management using various data systems  Manage special projects, as needed  Support critical committee through preparing minutes, tracking agendas, and connecting dots across the company Secondary duties may include providing support to the Operations team (e.g., staff meeting preparation, backup support for operational functioning, generating and tracking project contracts) and company consulting projects (e.g., editing, report production, and formatting documents). This position requires the ability to navigate, prioritize, and execute with grace in a fast‐paced, high expectation work environment. Post date 07.10.14 Qualifications:
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AA degree Must have at least 4 years of experience supporting C‐level executives in a fast‐paced environment Commitment to and experience in the social sector Demonstrated commitment to a career in EA support 
High degree of ownership of workload and strong aptitude for working independently, managing priorities, and communicating progress on work while meeting deadlines Excellent at calendar management, scheduling, and travel planning including, understanding how to manage a busy executive's time to contribute to the overall success of the company Love of order, planning, and systems: has strong organizational skills, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, thrives on managing multiple tasks, demonstrates proactive planning / anticipates needs and solutions, and has a start‐
up toolkit to manage and prioritize the details and requests from the get‐go Excellent oral and written communication skills Technologically savvy: high proficiency in MS Office applications (especially Outlook and Word), basic troubleshooting skills for computers and mobile devices, ability to identify technological solutions to increase efficiency, and experience collaborating using “cloud” tools such as Smartsheet, Evernote, Podio, Skype, Google Apps, etc. Demonstrated efficiency in executing administrative tasks, such as typing (at least 50 wpm), filing, and data entry Outstanding interpersonal skills, works effectively in a team, maintains composure in stressful situations, and works effectively in a deadline‐driven environment A diplomatic approach, “can do” attitude, innate sensibility for quality customer service, and a positive upbeat personality Proactive problem solver and a sharp thinker, and a good sense of humor A high level of discretion and confidentiality for both business and personal affairs Proactive, flexible, and able to manage upward to assist CEO and CLO in achieving deadlines Skills
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This position is full time with a competitive annual starting salary, depending on experience. LFA offers a generous benefits package for a small business, including a 401k plan, profit sharing, and bonus structure on top of the opportunity to join an outstanding team working towards social justice. We are a small but mighty company, and we look forward to adding to our constellation of colleagues. Those interested should submit a cover letter in the body of the email that includes salary requirements and attach a résumé to [email protected] Electronic résumés only; include “Executive Assistant – [Your Name]” in the subject header. In the cover letter, please indicate how you learned about this position. If you do not follow these instructions, you will not be considered. We will not review hard copies or faxes of résumés. No calls, please. We will be screening résumés and moving candidates forward on a rolling basis. We encourage interested candidates to apply quickly to ensure your résumé and cover letter are reviewed and considered. We strongly encourage people of color, individuals who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer communities, and people with experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sectors to apply. Due to the high number of applicants for this position, we regret that a confirmation receipt is not automatically provided. We will be in direct contact with candidates who are invited to our initial round of interviews. Post date 07.10.14