Fully remote work with occasional travel for retreats, conferences, and some team/partner events if desired. All travel costs are employer-paid. Candidates must reside in or commit to relocate to a metropolitan area with access to transportation hubs, printing, mailing, and other infrastructure. TCI is headquartered in Brookline, MA (Boston metro area), and preference might be given to those who live in or near Boston.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with preference given to applications submitted before March 17th, 2023.
Administrative Assistant (AA) Overview
TCI’s AA is a dependable, conscientious, and passionate team member who embraces and embodies TCI’s organizational values and cares for our grantee partners and the communities we support. The AA pays strict attention to detail and can focus when doing tasks that may be repetitive. They are a creative problem-solver who is flexible and can nimbly move between roles and tasks as necessary for a tiny, mighty team of six people. As with all TCI team members, the AA is reflective, reliable, and eager to learn. They enjoy stepping up to support team members, have a good sense of humor, and can appreciate nuance and subtleties in our work. Above all, the AA values kindness, rest, and well-being while holding high expectations for self and others.
The AA’s main role is to provide administrative support to the Executive Director (ED) and they recognize that while they may adjust their work hours and have flexibility to run personal errands throughout the workday, the AA is ultimately held accountable to the ED and must accommodate the ED’s working hours and needs as necessary. Although the AA works fully remotely, they must have access to infrastructure such as proximity to post offices, print shops, and transportation hubs so that they can conduct all tasks that require such infrastructure such as printing and mailing for the ED and TCI team.
As TCI’s first AA in this newly created position, the AA will be able to shape and grow within the role depending on their skills and interests. This may include greater responsibility and room for leadership within TCI’s operational and administrative infrastructure, such as compliance, human resources, finance, information technology, data, event planning and logistics, project management, vendor management, research, and special projects.
TCI’s Administrative Assistant is our reliable support, constant learner, and essential team member!
Roles and Responsibilities
Supporting the Executive Director
General Administrative Support
How to Apply and What to Expect
TCI is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment and fostering belonging among all employees.
True Costs Initiative seeks to increase corporate accountability and strengthen legal systems in the Global South by driving collaboration among communities, funders, and creative leaders to tip the balance so corporations are held accountable for and internalize the true environmental and human costs of their business activities. True Costs Initiative (TCI) accomplishes its unique vision by supporting and fostering strategic collaborations and partnerships with communities affected by corporate footprint. We recommend funding to nonprofits that advance corporate accountability and robust legal systems, support the use of media to drive transparency in corporate accountability, and foster the generation and implementation of ideas for creative leaders in the business and human rights field.
Here at TCI, we embrace a culture where we appreciate each other’s contributions, support each other’s growth and development, and encourage learning and unlearning. Our team members embrace and embody the organizational values, including high levels of trust, mutual accountability, and respect. We care for each other.