Executive Assistant to the Chief RDI Officer

KIPP Foundation

Posted: 9/18/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Administration/Operations

Primary domain: Education

City: Chicago

Postal code: 60602

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +



Mission statement:

KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a non-profit network of 242 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating more than 100,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Apply Here: Executive Assistant to the Chief RDI Office!

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage the complex and high-demand calendar of the Chief RDI Officer
  • Provide administrative support for the Chief RDI Officer, e.g.
    • Coordinate travel arrangements including air travel, hotel accommodations, conference registration and ground transportation services
    • Manage expense reporting
    • Oversee RDI team expense reporting and invoice coding to ensure timely reimbursements / payments
    • Arrange logistics for meetings (catering, technology, supplies, etc.)
  • Provide as-needed calendaring and administrative support for the RDI leadership team – comprised of leaders of KIPP’s national High School, Insight & Analytics, IT, KIPP Through College, and Research & Evaluation teams
  • Manage or assist with ad hoc projects and provide additional support as needed
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Passion for KIPP’s mission and values
  • Proactive thinker, independent, self-starter
  • Positive, proactive, solutions-oriented approach; resourceful problem solver committed to improving processes
  • Expert in time management and efficiency
  • Comfort /experience working with a distributed team in a virtual environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail with exceptionally strong follow-up and follow-through skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including communicating in a clear, concise, engaging manner
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion and display good judgment
  • Track record of juggling multiple projects / competing priorities in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Works with a sense of urgency while maintaining thoughtful, respectful approach
  • Unflappable, highly organized, grace under fire
  • Cultural competence in collaborating with colleagues across difference


Experience and Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required
  • 5+ years of experience in an administrative role supporting a senior executive managing a large team with multiple direct reports
  • Experience approving and submitting expense reports, invoices and time cards
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Outlook
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Experience with AnyBill, Concur, ADP, video conferencing systems a plus.
This is a full-time exempt position based in Chicago, may have up to 5% travel.


Compensation and Benefits

KIPP offers competitive salary commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package, generous vacation and PTO, 401k retirement plan with both pre- and post-tax options, as well as gym reimbursement, flexible spending account (FSA), and cell phone reimbursement are also offered by KIPP.



Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Apply Here: Executive Assistant to the Chief RDI Office!

KIPP Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.



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