Hip Hop Caucus is hiring a Chief of Staff to manage the information flow of the Executive Director, act as a thought partner & streamline decision-making and lead strategic planning across the organization. The Chief of Staff also supports Board and stakeholder related activities and initiatives. It is the critical right hand to the Executive Director, often interacting with the President.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide support to the Executive Director. Set priorities and areas of focus, coordinate activities, establish & implement a process to organize the ED’s time. Ensure that she is current on internal and external priorities and prepared for all meetings/follow ups.
- Manage the Executive Director’s travel and meeting plans, adjusting as priorities shift.
- Manage the organization’s physical office and studios in downtown Los Angeles, including overseeing artists and community use of music studios and meeting space.
- Support organization’s strategic initiatives from development through execution. Participate in the development of strategies. Project manage implementations, including: deliverables, timelines, and responsibilities of staff. Ensure that Executive Director’s involvement takes place at appropriate times. Stand in for Executive Director in meetings or decisions when appropriate.
- Manage internal and external communications and prepare presentations and reports.
- Support Executive Director in planning and meeting preparation for the Board of Directors. Prepare all meeting materials and reports and disseminate in advance.
- Support the Executive Director’s interactions and follow up with the organization’s senior leadership, and key external stakeholders and partners..
- Track and keep Executive Director informed of departmental plans, initiatives, and progress towards their plans.
- Coordinate internal team meetings , including objectives and agendas.. Prepare and disseminate all materials.
- Oversee and project manage organization-wide projects and large initiatives. Perform research, analysis and benchmarking. Work with stakeholders to drive decision-making.
- Support planning initiatives. Serve as thought partner to Leadership, help define success metrics and drive processes to completion. Coordinate and monitor success.
- Participate in troubleshooting and finding solutions to complex issues and unexpected challenges that arise internally and externally.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong interest in advocacy and fluency in Hip Hop culture. Public policy, community organizing and media production experience a plus.
- Proven track record collaborating with peers and senior executives. Strong influencing skills with the ability to gain support for ideas, proposals, projects and solutions that best serve the organization.
- Excellent communications skills. Ability to present ideas with clarity, brevity and at the appropriate altitude.
- Strong and effective relationship management skills, always exercising extremely good judgement with people, internally and externally.
- Skilled with data analysis. Able to surface insights and prepare recommendations, reports and presentation decks.
- Proven success leading large, cross-organization projects. Attention to detail, sound judgement and the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously, required.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Minimum 6 years previous experience in related role. Leadership experience preferred.
- Non-profit experience required.
Compensation & Benefits
The location for this position is flexible.
The annual salary for this role will be based on experience and qualifications. Hip Hop Caucus also offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
About Hip Hop Caucus
Hip Hop Caucus’ (HHC) movement began in 2004, and it is a non-profit that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process and operates a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization and a 501(c)4 organization. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.
Our mission is to use the power of our cultural expression to empower communities who are first and worst impacted by injustice. Our members, as well as our dedicated national team, span the country and globe. We are multiracial and we center our work in communities of color. We span Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X, and we come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our vision is for racial justice, healthy communities, and a healthy planet. We focus on addressing core issues impacting underserved and vulnerable communities, with programs and campaigns that support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Through a collaborative network, we hold elected officials accountable, shape policy, and build more diverse and powerful movements to ignite positive change.
What We Do
We organize 14 – 40-year-olds, who identify with Hip Hop Culture, and share values of justice and equity. We connect the Hip Hop community to the political process to build power and create change.
We create platforms for cultural and grassroots leaders to use their voices, creative talents, and networks to educate, energize, and mobilize people and communities.
Engage Large Audiences
Through partnerships with artists, creatives, celebrities, and media we create content and share it through cultural channels reaching millions of people and inspiring action. It’s not only large audiences that we engage, we are intentional about engaging our communities on the frontlines of injustice.
Foster and Promote Thought Leadership
We source solutions for local to global challenges from our communities, and advocate for them to decision makers and influencers. We partner with a broad range of organizations, and we have a respected presence in the halls of the U.S. Congress, Federal Agencies, State Legislatures, and the United Nations.
Our Focus Areas
We register, educate, and mobilize voters through our non-partisan “Respect My Vote!” campaign. We fight against attacks on voting rights and advocate for election system reforms that make voting easier. We empower returning citizens who can vote and advocate for full enfranchisement in all 50 states. Visit RespectMyVote.com.
Climate Change and Environmental Justice
We advocate for climate action that will stop and reverse the impacts of the climate crisis that are happening now from the perspective of BIPOC communities for which pollution and climate impacts are life and death issues. Think 100% is our climate justice communications and activism platform. Visit Think100Climate.com.
Civil and Human Rights
From police violence and criminal justice reform, to quality public education, healthcare, immigration, Indigenous rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and racial justice, we lead and act as allies on the most critical civil and human rights issues of today.
We advocate for an economy that works for everyone. We promote divest-invest strategies pulling money out from industries that harm our communities and investing in economically, socially, and environmentally empowering solutions. We stand with activists demanding good jobs, access to capital for communities locked out of industries, and fair housing.
For more information on Hip Hop Caucus, please visit www.hiphopcaucus.org.