Executive Assistant

Status: Full-time

Location: Brooklyn, NY/ Remote

Reports to: Executive Director

The National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) is a nonprofit research and policy organization working to eliminate racial and gender disparities in the U.S. criminal legal system. Our work specifically focuses on the criminalization and punishment of Black women, girls, and gender nonconforming people, aiming to bring attention to the ways that race and gender discrimination create conditions that heighten Black women, girls, and gender nonconforming people’s risk of coming into contact with the criminal legal system and their risk of harsher treatment by law enforcement, our courts, and other systems and institutions of criminalization and punishment. Our approach is grounded in an intersectional framework, and our mission is to uplift the voices of Black women, girls and gender nonconforming people to position their needs and experiences at the center of research, policy, and practice.

 

At NBWJI, we envision a society where healing—not punishment—is upheld as justice.

 

NBWJI’s Core Commitments:

  1. Dismantle pathways to criminalization and confinement;

  2. Expand services and resources with and for system-impacted Black women, girls, and gender-nonconforming people; and

  3. Promote healing-centered justice.

The National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) aims to eliminate racial and gender disparities in the U.S. criminal-legal system that are responsible for its disproportionate impact on Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people. We engage in rigorous research and capacity building in order to transform the current system and promote policy change that centers and uplifts the voices and experiences of system-impacted Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people. Through our work, we seek to dismantle the punitive paradigm driving the U.S. criminal-legal system and build in its place pathways to healing and opportunity. At NBWJI, we envision a society where healing—not punishment—is upheld as justice.


What you’ll do. NBWJI is looking to hire an experienced executive assistant to work directly with the Executive Director. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the executive director while assisting with operational functions of the organization and leading special projects. The ideal candidate is responsive, thoughtful, self-directed, and attentive to detail.


Responsibilities.

  • Maintain vendor relationships

  • Maintain filing and records keeping, including employee documents

  • Perform minor accounting duties

  • Organize meetings, including scheduling and sending reminders

  • Answer phone calls

  • Manage executive director’s calendar, scheduling appointments and prioritizing the most urgent matters

  • Assist with report preparation

  • Recording and maintaining meeting minutes


Qualifications.

  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Self-motivated, proactive, forward thinking

  • Has a positive attitude

  • Enjoys working independently and supporting teams

  • Detail-oriented and highly organized

  • Excellent written and verbal communicator

  • 2+ years of administrative experience


Salary and benefits.  The salary is commensurate with experience and includes health coverage and paid time off.


Equal Opportunity Employment. The National Black Women’s Justice Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, criminal history, or disability. People who are directly impacted by the criminal legal system are encouraged to apply.


To Apply. Please submit a statement of interest, your resumé to information@nbwji.org