Associate - Democracy
Third Plateau, a growing multi-disciplinary social impact strategy firm, is looking for an emerging and energetic professional to serve as an Associate on our Democracy team. Under the guidance of a Third Plateau Vice President, the Associate will be responsible for project coordination, event planning, and communications and content creation for short- and long-term projects focused on protecting and sustaining democratic norms, values, and institutions in the United States. Top candidates will be highly organized, effective communicators, detail-oriented, and interested in working on issues related to the health of American democracy. Candidates with prior experience planning larger conferences or events are encouraged to apply.
Location: Flexible on remote locations, with access to office space in the Bay Area. Please note that being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment and Third Plateau, as we are not able to sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.
Starting Annual Salary (Non-Exempt): $30.05-$33.65/hour (Annualized $62,504 - $69,992)
A compensation committee of at least one department head, co-founder, and the COO will meet to discuss a potential starting salary within the band by weighing the candidate's expected contribution in terms of previous experience and expertise against current Third Plateau employees. We commit to sharing the reasoning used to determine starting salary with you. The expectation is not for new team members to be hired with a starting salary at the top of the band, but to have a salary that adequately compensates experience and expertise while countering pay inequality and upholding internal parity.
Benefits: In addition to collaborating with an incredible team of social impact professionals, benefits include:
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- Retirement plan with employer matching
- Generous paid time off
- Wellness program ($500/year)
- Dedicated professional development budget
- Cell phone and home internet reimbursement ($110/month)
- Home office stipend
What You'll Do
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
**Project Coordination (20%)**Manage internal coordination, information management, and collaborative workflow across Third Plateau’s democracy team. Provide project management support for discrete and ongoing internal and external projects. Coordinate as needed with other teams at Third Plateau, including Finance and Research, Evaluation, and Learning. Support continuous improvement of internal systems and processes.
**Event Planning (40%)**Lead in aspects of planning, coordination, participant communications, and logistics for virtual and in-person events, including at least 3 larger in-person convenings per year and frequent online programs. Attend and provide on-site support at events, representing Third Plateau to venue staff, contractors, Third Plateau colleagues, and event participants. Schedule and coordinate internal and external meetings. Maintain and organize participant information via databases, electronic files, and information systems. Track network membership, event registration, event participation, donations, etc. Take notes in internal and external meetings.
**Communications and Content Creation (20%)**Draft, edit, and format internal and external presentations, collateral, and other deliverables/materials. Improve the visual quality of deliverables/materials. Draft and disseminate content including emails, newsletters, and website copy. Support event-related communications, including creating and managing online registration pages, drafting event descriptions, coordinating with speakers, and communicating event details and materials to attendees.
**Organizational Stewardship (20%)**Tend to internal administrative items (e.g., emails/slack, timekeeping, expenses, HR). Participate in internal activities (i.e., full team meetings, peer learning communities, culture building activities, and regular check-ins with your supervisor). Engage in individual and team wide professional development/learning opportunities.
What You'll Need
- 3-5 years professional experience.
- Strong organizational skills, detail orientation, and ability to be self-directed and manage many moving parts in a remote environment.
- Well-developed writing skills and ability to synthesize information into themes and key points.
- Comfort working alongside people with whom they may have deep disagreements; able to be transparent about their own beliefs without being restricted by them; and willingness to invest in building bridges and finding common ground.
- Ability to engage in moderate travel for project work and Third Plateau team retreats.
- Experience planning conferences or other large events is preferred.
How To Apply
Application Instructions: After learning about us, please submit your application HERE. Applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview. Priority consideration will go to applicants who apply by January 31.
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you're new to this field, returning to work after a gap in employment, looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar.
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At Third Plateau, we believe in the power of diverse teams. In our recruiting efforts, we always seek to reach a broad and diverse pool of applicants to ensure our final candidates are not a homogenous group in terms of demographics or experience. You can read more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) here. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Third Plateau is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics.