About the Team
The Office of the CEO is a small, close-knit team that operates at the center of College Board, helping leads College Board’s daily execution, strategic direction and guide its culture. The eight-member team includes our CEO, President, and Chief of Staff; we collaborate daily with colleagues across the 1,600-person organization. We work with urgency, integrity, and a focus on high-quality output. Our team is committed to providing clarity and meaning for all College Board colleagues to drive organizational priorities and thrive within the organization.
About the Opportunity
As our Associate Director of CEO Initiatives, you’re part of the engine that makes our office – and the organization – operate. You’re obsessed with follow-through; love running with multiple projects at a time; thrive in ambiguity and excel with both independent and collaborative work; have a spike for seeking clarity and cohesion; have a high horsepower for getting work done; and comfortable working with deliberate urgency. You are looking for a role that exposes you to leaders and leading ideas, and that gives you opportunities to try and learn new things every day. You are looking for a role that brings you into an executive office at a large organization, and for the chance to perform essential work that advances the mission of our team. You’re eager to make College Board a great place to work and to execute on strategies that help our people do their best work.
In this role, you will:
Provide operational and project support for the Office of the CEO (40%)
- Support daily operations for Office of the CEO and Deputy Chief of Staff, including contributing to daily priorities and executing on key work
- Monitor divisional budget and lead financial sponsorship and contribution process
- Collaborate on projects to drive clarity, candor, speed, and pride across the organization
- Work with leaders and colleagues across divisions to support organizational priorities
- In partnership with Executive Assistant, provide technology and operations support for Office of the CEO
- In partnership with the Deputy Chief of Staff, shape and execute staff engagement strategy for CEO
Support design and implementation of org-wide internal communications strategy (40%)
- Help to design and execute quarterly Town Halls, providing analytics and recommendations to continuously improve sessions
- Provide production and technology support to Town Halls and other org-wide inflection points
- Bring creative ideas to projects that energize our culture and support other teams’ campaigns
- Manage technology-based systems that enhance our analytical capabilities to bring evidence and data to internal communication efforts
- Co-manage College Board Cares program which empowers colleagues to support and serve the causes they are passionate about
- In partnership with Deputy Chief of Staff, review and help draft large-scale internal communications, and maintain editorial calendar of large-scale communications
Contribute to special projects (20%)
- Collaborate with Senior Director, Presidential Initiatives with planning and executing virtual and in-person leadership convenings, with a special focus on analytics
- Contribute to logistics, planning and creative support for ongoing, org-wide projects, including our staff-wide retreat, Pencils Down
- Strong organizational, prioritization and project management skills. You have a track record for keeping multiple projects on track at once and helping others do the same
- Comfort with both working independently and as a member of a team
- An ability to work with deliberate urgency on a fast-paced and high output team
- Experience working with data, data visualization and analytical systems, such as Tableau, Alchemer, or Adobe
- A hunger for feedback and sharpening your craft
- The ability to write and community with brevity, clarity and excellence
- Superb people skills, warmth, and care
- An interest and track record for bringing data and analytics to informal decision and action.
- A passion for supporting people and leaders do their best work
- Outstanding collaboration skills
- An interest in learning, growing and hitting the ground running
- Ability to travel 2-3 times per quarter
- You are authorized to work in the United States.
About Our Benefits and Compensation
College Board offers a strong compensation and benefits package that attracts top talent looking to make a difference in education.
- Our robust benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, tuition assistance, paid time off, paid parental leave, retirement benefits with a generous matching program, and more.
- We reward performance through annual bonuses and provide opportunities for salary growth over time through base compensation increases, merit raises and promotions.
- We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact. The salary range for a new employee in this position is $60,000 to $105,000. The salary offer of an individual candidate within this range is specific to their location and qualifications.
- Each salary offer is determined carefully using internal and external benchmarking and adjusting for the candidate’s location. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.
As a self-sustaining non-profit organization with global impact, College Board offers a job that matters, a team that cares, and a place to learn, innovate and thrive!
About Our Culture
Our community matters, and we strive to practice and improve our culture daily. Here are some headlines:
- We are motivated to positively impact the educational and career trajectories of millions of students a year.
- We prioritize building a diverse and inclusive team where every employee can thrive, and every voice is heard.
- We welcome staff to join any or all six of our affinity groups: ARISE (Alliance for Asian Retention, Inclusion, Success, and Engagement; DIASPORA (Alliance for Pan-African Success and Achievement); Pride (alliance for LGBTQ+ staff and allies); Resilience (alliance for Native staff and advocates); SALSA (Staff Alliance for Latinx Success and Achievement); and WIN (Women’s Impact Network).
- We value learning and growth; we offer formal and informal ways to lead through your superpowers, sharpen your strengths, and meet your development goals.
- We know that our impact is strongest together. Our College Board Cares program offers all staff up to $1,000 annual match against partner non-profit organizations.
- We offer a transparent approach to promotions and merit raises, annual performance-based bonuses, and how to grow your career here over time.
About College Board
College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT®, the Advanced Placement® Program, and BigFuture®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.
College Board is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.