Join our team!

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


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.