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Purpose is a strategy consultancy, creative agency and social movement incubator.
New York City    Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Role: Executive Assistant

About Purpose

Purpose builds & supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, & habitable world. We use public mobilization & storytelling to help leading organizations, activists, businesses, & philanthropies engaged in this fight, & we create campaigning labs & new initiatives that can shift policies & change public narratives when it matters most.

To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organizing, & political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Guided by smart political strategy & powered by new technologies for participation, our work reframes issues, engages new audience, shifts public discourse, & ultimately drives targeted action that shifts decision-makers & creates lasting impact.

Join the team that helped make possible this, this and this.

About the Role

The Executive Assistant is responsible for managing the day-to-day schedule, calendar, & inbox for two Executive team members, Chief Campaigns Officer & Chief Technology Officer. The Executive Assistant will be proactive in corresponding with external contact & internal team members alike to schedule meetings & calls. In addition, the Executive Assistant will help streamline tasks for the Exec team members by exhibiting consistent inbox management, flagging & prioritizing responses to emails. The Executive Assistant will interface with external clients on a regular basis in writing & in-person & serve as a conduit between the clients & the Exec team members. The Executive Assistant will also proactively assist with monthly, weekly & miscellaneous tasks including allocation reporting, financial reporting, & travel logistics.


  • Complex calendar management & scheduling
  • Internal & external correspondence re: scheduling
  • Prioritization & triaging of complex incoming requests
  • Inbox management; flagging important emails & drafting replies when necessary
  • Handling travel bookings & other travel logistics
  • Reconciling corporate credit cards at months end
  • Managing allocation reporting
  • Prepping meeting rooms for external meetings & greeting guests
  • Front of house management: answering phones & greeting visitors


  • Previous EA experience in an senior-level administrative role
  • A keen eye for detail & meticulous organization skills
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills
  • Proactiveness & proven problem-solving skills
  • Experience with managing calendars, scheduling, travel logistics, email inbox management across time zones
  • Proficiency with Google Suite
  • Demonstrable administrative experience
  • Flexibility on work hours
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive company information & high level of integrity

If these are the things that get you up in the morning, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume & a cover letter that gives us insight into your passion & qualifications for the role.

Purpose takes on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect people of different identities & backgrounds in different ways. We believe we are stronger & most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals & people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply

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