Carol Cone ON PURPOSE is seeking an Associate with a passion for purpose and sustainability with a breadth of skills and superb can-do attitude.
Experience level: 3-4 years
Location: New York City or fully remote
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include an extremely flexible work environment, healthcare, year-end bonus, education support, and the ability to create your own future
Our ideal Associate is highly detail-oriented, responsive, organized, and self-sufficient. This person can balance critical research and thought leadership work with administrative tasks with ad hoc requests from senior team members, with an eye towards the big picture and a commitment to results.
Responsibilities include: the support of critical firm thought leadership and research initiatives; advancing our social media presence; managing the Purpose Collaborative community; supporting strategic client work; and more. You will work directly with CCOP partners, contributing, learning, and constantly taking on new and larger responsibilities.
MUST have experience in sustainability / CSR / purpose in a profit or nonprofit setting.
Excellent facility with research.
Superb writing skills.
Foundation in communications, with an understanding of marketing, PR, social media, and corporate strategy.
At least 3 years experience in administrative support, project management, and/or agency communications.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Write well and edit ruthlessly.
Listen closely. Capture focused, actionable notes for a variety of (fascinating) discussions.
Research. You’re quick, focused and effective (and a Google savant).
Manage and plan. You love spreadsheets and keep everyone on task – with the big picture in mind.
Act as a digital commando. Keep us up to date on the latest tools, technologies and platforms to keep us organized and efficient.
Create. Develop Word and PowerPoint documents, with an understanding of basic design principles.
Communicate with verve and charisma. You’re concise and carry a clear point of view.
Build community. Planning and running meetings and keeping everyone connected in between.
HOW YOU WORK
You’re flexible, and delight in handling administrative tasks one hour and building conference attendance recommendations the next.
You ask smart, strategic questions. Then you get busy crossing things off your list. You have a relentless focus on results.
You’re driven, a constant learner, and a bit of a perfectionist. You multitask and gracefully keep many balls in the air.
You’re a collaborative soul, with a great sense of humor and patience in the extreme. You have the self-confidence to take feedback and direction with aplomb.
You manage up, down and sideways – dealing with complicated issues and high-powered people with discretion and poise.
You can set your own schedule and work independently and/or in a virtual capacity. You’re accountable and proactive in raising your hand when you need help.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime, career-defining playground. But it won’t be easy. Apply only if you’re both collaborative and entrepreneurial in the extreme and want to shape the future of a purpose-driven world.
READY TO APPLY?
Send your incredibly persuasive cover letter, flawless resume and a few examples of your best work to show your thinking, creativity and brilliant writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Cone ON PURPOSE (CCOP) is a fast-paced consultancy created by the “mother of social purpose,” Carol Cone. We help organizations articulate, accelerate, and activate their purpose beyond profits – what they stand for, and why.Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, privately held organizations, brands, NGOs, and foundations. We also have a global network, The Purpose Collaborative, to serve a full spectrum of client needs: research, video production, employee engagement, sustainability strategy and reporting, digital marketing and more. The Collaborative includes 40 members spanning 20 countries and more than 400 professionals.