Executive Assistant to the CEO
The Marsha P Johnson Institute
Full Time Position

Who We Are

The ​Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI)​ protects and defends the human rights of ​black transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power. We intend to reclaim ​Marsha P. Johnson ​and our relationship as ​BLACK ​trans people to her life and legacy. It is in our reclaiming of Marsha that we give ourselves permission to reclaim autonomy to our minds, to our bodies, and to our futures. We were founded both as a response to the murders of ​BLACK trans women and women of color and how that is connected to our exclusion from social justice issues, namely racial, gender, and reproductive justice, as well as gun violence.

We invite members to learn about who Marsha P. Johnson was while exploring themselves as well. MPJI seeks to eradicate systemic, community, and physical violence that silences our community from actualizing freedom, joy, and safety.

We were created to elevate, support, and nourish the voices of BLACK trans people. Our community is made up of BLACK trans people and those committed to undoing white supremacy in all its forms. Our space is intended for the sole purpose of bettering the BLACK trans community across the diaspora.

We believe that BLACK people are the future. We are committed to this organization always being led by the most radical BLACK trans people whose imaginations exist beyond the confines of the state. We invite all qualified BLACK trans people to apply to be a part of our passionate staff.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for the CEO and also serves as a liaison with key stakeholders, partners and board members. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within an environment that is mission-driven, results-driven, and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations and will possess strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. The ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities is imperative. The Executive Assistant must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive support services to the CEO that ensures outstanding communication and responsiveness
  • Provide sophisticated calendar management; prioritize inquiries and requests, troubleshoot conflicts with little guidance, make judgments and recommendations to ensure smooth day- to-day engagements
  • Support CEO with internal and external communications
  • Conduct research and analysis on issues of interest to the CEO
  • Support and manage a high-volume of requests and projects to meet the objectives of the CEO
  • Manage all scheduling and travel logistics for the CEO
  • Prepare and edit correspondence, presentations, reports, and memos
  • Complete expense reports and manage correspondence with vendors
  • Support the CEO in strategic communications, organizational strategy, and all other special projects as assigned
  • Organize meetings and events for convenings, retreats, various board meetings, and other logistics
  • Serve as a liaison to Board of Directors
  • Maintain quality filing and communications systems including contact management, document management, and archiving
  • Manage CEO’s social media accounts
  • Support CEO with donor/funder relations
  • Assist in other administrative tasks and travel with CEO as needed


  • Experience: 5 years related work experience; experience in the non-profit sector preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to take initiative, multi-task, be a team-player, be flexible, adapt to shifting priorities, and prioritize work
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills, commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to access a wide range of sources and networks for information
  • Good judgment and ability to function independently
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Google Suite, and/or social media web platforms
  • Ability to manage up and handle sensitive and confidential situations with diplomacy


$56,000 to $65,000 (annually), depending on candidate experience. MPJI offers a competitive benefits package including 401k, medical, dental, life insurance, and paid time off.

Interested applicants should apply online!

Marsha P. Johnson Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a nondiscriminatory and inclusive environment for its employees. We are committed to diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status. Marsha P. Johnson Institute promotes a healthy work-life balance for all staff. For more information about Marsha P. Johnson Institute, please visit marshap.org.

© Copyright 2019 Marsha P. Johnson Institute. All rights reserved. The Marsha P. Johnson Institute is a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund, a California nonprofit corporation and registered 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID (EIN) 46-1323531.


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