The Special Advisor to The Executive Director provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Special Advisor also serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external partners on all matters pertaining to the Executive Director. As the administrative liaison to the organization’s board and senior management teams, this role organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts and is assigned special projects. Centering CCER’s mission with creativity, the Special Advisor leads with race and centers community. This requires the ability to exercise good judgment and integrity in a variety of situations which is exemplified by strong written and verbal communication, administrative, organizational, and relationship-building skills. By managing projects both independently and collaboratively, the Special Advisor supervises a wide variety of activities with the goal of centering CCER’s mission while approaching relationships with confidentiality and discretion.


CCER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2010 to staff and support the Road Map Project—a cradle-through-college initiative to boost student success in seven King County, Washington school districts: Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, (South) Seattle, and Tukwila. Through multi-sector collaboration with hundreds of organizations and individuals, the Road Map Project aims to increase equitable policies and practices in education systems to eliminate opportunity gaps, and for 70 percent of the region’s students to earn a college degree or career credential by 2030. We also recognize so much has shifted since the disruption of COVID-19, and we embrace the shift and look forward to reengaging the community in new and fresh ways; from building our team, to how we partner, to our 2030 goal.


  • Complete a variety of administrative tasks for the Executive Director including managing a complex calendar and schedule requests employing exceptional time management skills; timely communication with CCER team members, community members, funders, and education and government leaders; arranging detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling background documents for outside meetings.
  • Create and provide documents to support the Executive Director including drafting, researching, editing, and producing materials such as reports, handouts, graphics, and presentations in coordination with internal staff and external partners.
  • Work closely and routinely meet with Executive Director to inform them of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Successfully complete critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, business correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the Executive Director’s ability to effectively lead the organization.
  • Support the management and recruitment of the Board of Directors, working closely with the Senior Director of Anti-racist Operations.
  • Support the management and staffing of the Community Leadership Team, planning and organizing meetings, retreats, and initiatives with the guidance of the Community Leadership Team.
  • Support implementation of strategies for anti racist storytelling and abundance.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadlines.


  • Demonstrated personal commitment to anti-racism work, and a detailed understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by communities because of, and not limited to race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status, gender, and their intersections.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience providing administrative support and managing projects for individuals and teams. Commensurate alternative experience will be considered.
  • Comfort working in a dynamic, changing environment and the ability to anticipate needs and find creative solutions.
  • Extremely organized with attention to detail and the ability to track assignments effectively.
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities – while remaining curious towards innovation and transformation.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Willingness to take initiative to get the job done and improve processes along the way.
  • Effective communicator in a business setting, including professional phone manner, excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel), Adobe Acrobat and record-keeping; familiarity with or ability to learn contact management system (Salesforce or similar).
  • Interested individuals who are reflective of the communities in our region and are from the Road Map Project Region are strongly encouraged to apply.


Our office is in Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 701 Seattle, WA 98144, but we are currently working remotely. There may be infrequent need to travel locally to support meetings and events.


The salary range currently budgeted for this position is $70K annually. Excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental and life insurance as well as a 401k plan with employer match. CCER is an equal opportunity employer.


Interested applicants should submit the following materials no later than 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.


Subject Line: “Special Advisor to the Executive Director [Your Last Name]”
Body of email: Include where you learned about this position
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV

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