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About JFF:  

Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems. to achieve equitable economic advancement for all 

About theposition:  

JFF is positioned at the center of the Future of Work and economic advancement for all. To drive our mission, the Executive Office is seeking a strategic partner to play a key role in supporting our Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), Chief of Staff (COS), and other key executives. The ideal candidate is curious and collaborative with strengths in researching, culling, and distilling information, writing for both internal and external audiences, and managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects for our Executive team. You will make an impact in this role by helping to increase our capacity and efficiency to meet our ambitious goals.   

Reporting to the COS, the Senior Manager will focus primarily on creating high-impact communications and other briefing materials on behalf of the CEO, COS, and the Executive Office. Additionally, they will strategically leverage the CEO, COS, and other senior leaders’ time for external engagements that further JFF’s thought leadership, strategy, and mission. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has demonstrated success in working with internal and external leaders.  

What you'll do:   

Strategic engagements support: Support the COS to ensure the CEO’s time is leveraged appropriately for meetings and events.   

  • Design and manage the briefings pipeline for Executive Office with guidance from the COS 
  • Draft talking points, briefing materials, and more to ensure the CEO has necessary information prior to critical internal and external engagements.  
  • Help assess external engagement requests and opportunities for alignment with the CEO’s priorities.   
  • Attend meetings with internal and other external senior leaders, taking notes, summarizing key points, and identifying next steps for CEO and/or other members of the Executive Office.  
  • Ensure timely follow-up after meetings and events, drawing in appropriate staff members as necessary.  

Monitor and communicate Executive Office priorities: Accurately communicate on behalf of the CEO and COS; support the CEO and COS to ensure that priorities and activities move to completion.   

  • Track and synthesize the evolving nature of the workforce and education systems by working closely with subject matter experts within JFF to keep a pulse and a broad, ecosystem-level view on work happening across the organization.  
  • Stay attuned to the CEO’s perspective and current thinking in order to communicate out and report back on information gathered.  
  • Support the drafting, preparation, and finalization of written materials for the CEO and COS, including speeches, op-eds, talking points, and more.  
  • Track and manage key Executive Office priorities, commitments, and tasks, engaging other members of the team as needed and enforcing deadlines.  

Support the overall success of the COS and Executive Office: Work in close coordination with COS, Executive Assistant, and other members of the Executive Team 

  • Manage complex, often cross-functional, organization-wide projects or initiatives that further the Executive Office’s priorities.  
  • Lead research activities, market analyses, and stakeholder engagement in order to make recommendations to the Executive Office.    
  • Act as lead liaison to JFF’s Marketing and Communications team and other key stakeholders across the organization 

Who you are:   

  • You bring 5-7 years of relevant experience, with a track record of success managing executive and/or political communications, speechwriting, and/or engagements, ideally with familiarity of the workforce development and/or education spaces.  
  • You have excellent writing and communication skills, especially in drafting concise and succinct content and synthesizing information with the ability to tailor your writing to various audiences.   
  • You are skilled at working with senior leaders and managing upwards; anticipating their needs, and writing content on their behalf in a way that mirrors their style, tone, and priorities.   
  • You are organized, with a strong attention to detail, and know how to manage projects that include engaging with both internal and external stakeholders. Prior knowledge of (or the ability to learn) Asana and Salesforce is preferred 
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and can seamlessly pivot between managing administrative tasks to thinking about big picture strategy.  
  • You possess a can-do attitude with an ability to bring a sense of humor to your work and are comfortable giving and receiving direct feedback.  
  • You possess high energy and passion for JFF’s mission with the ability to apply JFF’s corevalues to all areas of your work 
  • You model inclusive leadership, working effectively with diverse staff, and building and stewarding an organizational culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
  • You contribute to positive, effective, collaborative cultures and teams wherever you work.  
  • You are a curious and adaptive learner, with a willingness to take in new information, perspectives and data to inform your work.   
  • You demonstrate a growth mindset and a desire to continuously improve in your work and approach.  
  • You are able and willing to travel up to 20%as needed for team meetings, projects, or professional engagements. (The frequency will vary according to mix of projects. Note: JFF adheres to COVID-19 restrictions and prioritizes the health and safety of our staff.)  


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at JFF:  

JFF is committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. JFF fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, JFF strongly encourages people impacted by the criminal legal system to apply. 


To apply: 

As part of your application, please include your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, addressed to Kristína Gunnarsdóttir, Chief of Staff, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. 


We are accepting applications through Tuesday December 20, 2022. Applications submitted by that date will be reviewed and candidates will receive updates on their candidacy by the week of January 2, 2023.   


Positions at JFF are not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship or open to F-1 student visa holders.  


All JFF employees are required to be fully up to date on their vaccinations against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been requested and a reasonable accommodation approved.   


JFF offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and skills. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67059907
  • Workplace Type: Remote
  • Location:
    Remote, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Jobs for the Future
  • Position Title: Senior Manager, Executive Office (Apply by: December 20, 2022)
  • Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Executive/Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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