Educators Collaborative, LLC

Executive Assistant

20 hrs/week remote position, hourly wage (commensurate with experience)

Start Date: July 1, 2024 or sooner

Educators Collaborative, a national and international search and consulting firm to independent schools, seeks a highly skilled executive assistant as an independent contractor for approximately 20 hours per week to support the work of the firm. This is a remote position. The Executive Assistant will report primarily to the two co-managing partners but will be accessible to all partners.

About Educators Collaborative (EC)

Educators Collaborative was established in 1971 and operates with the mission of positioning schools for success through effective leadership. The firm delivers on this mission through executive searches (heads of school and senior administrators) and related consulting work that includes governance support and development, strategic planning, executive coaching, program and department assessment, and more. The current partners, all former independent school leaders, live across the country and internationally.

Two co-managing partners, elected by the partnership, oversee the assignment of work that comes directly to the firm; set agendas and run the monthly partners’ meetings (on Zoom) and two semi-annual retreats (in person); and oversee the firm’s supporting systems and personnel. In addition to the executive assistant, the partnership is further supported by a communications and marketing manager and a newsletter editor.

True to our name, EC strives to be collaborative in everything we do, appreciating what each of us – partners and support staff – brings to the firm. We are proud of our reputation for being similarly collaborative with the schools we engage with and the candidates we recruit. We expect that a new executive assistant will be equally invested in the culture of our organization.

More About the Position

EC’s Executive Assistant will be someone with a strong work ethic, solid tech skills, exceptional organizational capacity, and the ability to be flexible and efficient. Ideally a detail-oriented systems thinker, this person will support the work of the firm in the following ways:

  • Managing existing elements of the EC website (e.g., posting and moving search updates, adding/retiring partner profiles, updating other information, as needed);
  • Updating/adding/deleting ongoing materials in the EC shared Drive folders;
  • Supporting partners in search work (e.g., formatting proposals, sending e-blasts, troubleshooting occasional email issues); 
  • Supporting the EC quarterly newsletter (e.g., design and format content from the newsletter editor; pull appropriate articles to include on EC blog);
  • Managing the EC client and candidate database/CRM;
  • Tracking competitor and market data; 
  • Preparing data-driven reports for monthly meetings, as requested;
  • Working in close collaboration with the communications and marketing manager, especially, to support one another’s work; 
  • Engaging in other areas of work as they may evolve.

Desired Skills and Attributes include:

  • Ability to work independently and remotely; 
  • A proactive work style and strong work ethic and initiative; comfortable “taking the lead” in suggesting changes to capture efficiency;
  • Ability to organize disparate job responsibilities in highly efficient ways;
  • Expertise in multiple platforms, such as Google (Gmail, Drive, Documents, Sheets, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Constant Contact, CRMs, WordPress, Elementor, etc.;
  • A sense of humor and the patience to herd cats occasionally;
  • A BA degree, or higher, and at least five years of experience in administrative support; 
  • Knowledge of independent schools, a significant plus.

How to Apply

Candidates who are well-qualified for this position are encouraged to send

  • A cover letter 
  • An up-to-date resumé
  • A list of three references, including email addresses, phone numbers, and time zone

to one or both of EC’s Co-Managing Partners:

Nat Conard, Educators Collaborative

Sally Mixsell (Mike’-sul), Educators Collaborative

We are happy to schedule a preliminary conversation with interested applicants to explore the position more fully before submitting an application.

Application deadline: We are no longer accepting applications

Start Date: July 1, 2024, or earlier if available

Educators Collaborative does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, or genetic information status in its employment and other activities.

Listing Date: March 11, 2024