May 18, 2023

Senior Director, Office of the CEO

$90,823 yearly
  • Flamboyan Foundation
  • 1730 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
Full-Time Administration/Operations Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging

Job Description

The Senior Director, Office of the CEO is the right hand to the founder and Board Chair of the organization. In your role, you will provide comprehensive support to ensure seamless execution of the CEO’s professional priorities and assisting with her special projects. You will work in partnership with her to design, implement, and manage all aspects of philanthropic giving from the CEO’s office in both Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico to ensure her priorities are realized to help advance the Foundation towards its vision of ensuring that all children have the opportunity to thrive. As a representative of the CEO and ambassador of the organization’s mission and values, you will work closely with other internal stakeholders, including the senior leadership team and people managers to ensure staff culture is strong and helps us to advance towards being an anti-racist and multicultural organization. Importantly, you will manage the CEO’s schedule and work closely with the external affairs team and communication’s experts to build her external presence in support of Flamboyan’s work through high-quality correspondence, advance meeting prep and meeting coordination, and follow up coordination with external partners. 

This role could be right for you if you have demonstrated and consistent experience in these seven areas.

 Strategic Thinking


You can see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way | You can translate strategic plans into specific short- and long-term goals | You stay abreast of trends to predict opportunities and barriers to progress| You proactively pursue strategic partnerships and

initiatives to maximize impact of philanthropic giving | You are a systems thinker and planner | You have contributed to or led strategic planning efforts | You are skilled at planning, backwards mapping, and other strategies to plan out the adoption and sustainable implementation of new programs within complex systems.

Communications + External Affairs


You have exceptional verbal and written communication skills | You understand how to write influentially and represent senior level executives that you support | You have experience in a communications function and understand how to use those skills to drive programmatic work | You have contributed to successful media strategies | You have experience on issue-specific messaging | You are efficient at maintaining schedules and coordinating meetings.

Philanthropic + Nonprofit Sectors


You have demonstrated experience in the philanthropic and non-profit fields and have a  deep understanding of the local landscape and players in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico | You have experience presenting on education or arts and culture subject matter | You have created or managed platforms to track and monitor grantees and funding awards | You have experience with annual budgeting and planning | You have managed budgets and/or financial reporting for government, corporate, and foundation grants| | You are a clear communicator of information and effectively cultivate relationships with external partners | You are organized and effective in implementing processes in an efficient and timely manner.

Event Planning + Project Management


You’ve organized large and small scale events, including scouting venues, sourcing vendors, managing the needs of high-profile invitees, and coordinating a support team to handle all logistical aspects of attendee experience | You’ve created programmatic experiences that align with a strategic vision | You can initiate projects quickly, organize your work, and make sure deadlines are met on time | You seek clarity, anticipate and overcome obstacles, and can communicate status regularly | You are resourceful and able to absorb and retain information quickly | You remain composed under pressure and are confident in your ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment without compromising the quality of your work | You are great with details and value accuracy.

Self-Awareness + Maturity


You carry a strong sense of your authentic self | You can acknowledge and correct mistakes without ego | You have a willingness to learn and grow | You understand where your strengths and growth areas are | You are not afraid to proactively upward manage | You carry high self-efficacy and ownership of goals | You are discrete and trustworthy, able to handle confidential information with care and grace | You have high emotional intelligence and can navigate nuance.

Anti-Racist + Bias Competence


You actionably live your commitment to social justice | You can confidently speak openly and courageously about your own equity journey | You are willing to confront your own biases and hold yourself accountable for disrupting them | You ask who is not at the table | You build time into projects to prioritize the voices that are not historically heard or valued.

Collaboration + Influence


You are a skilled collaborator and look for ways to include internal and external stakeholders in your work | You know how to get results by leveraging the power of your expertise and informal authority to influence internal and external stakeholders, and you have discernment to know which to use, and when.

Hiring Organization

Flamboyan Foundation


  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in the philanthropic or education sectors, preferably in both Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.
  • Experience supporting high-level executives.
  • Fully bilingual (English and Spanish) with outstanding communications (written & verbal) in both languages.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Industry/Service Area





Flamboyan’s benefits are designed to help you sustain work-life integration. Assessed annually, we provide a host of comprehensive benefits to staff. Our current benefits include: Medical and dental health insurance | Generous leave package: 15 days of vacation, 5 days of sick leave, 5 personal days, 10 holidays, 3 bereavement days, up to 5 days of jury duty, up to 2 days for approved professional development, winter break office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and 6 org-wide wellness days per year  | Parental and medical leave | Retirement contribution with an additional 3% match | Individual and org-wide professional development opportunities | Long-term disability insurance | Pre-tax Transit | Flexible Spending Account | Cell phone reimbursement (specific roles only).

Application Instructions

Flamboyan Foundation is committed to being an inclusive organization that challenges historical inequity with a focus on dismantling systemic racism within our work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or disability. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Application Deadline



Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority review will be given to applicants submitting by May 29th at 11:59 PM EST.

Application Instructions


This application includes general and substantive short-answer questions, and a resume upload. Pro-tip: complete your answers in a word processing document first and then copy them into the online application.

Interview Process


Interviewing at Flamboyan is an energetic and inclusive process that typically includes seven steps: Application submission | Phone Screen | Hiring Exercise | Manager Interview | Group Culture Panel Interview| Executive Director Interview (finalists only) | Reference Checks



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