Seeking Applicants: Executive Assistant & Communications Manager to Valarie Kaur

 

“Culturally, all spheres of American life — politics, religion, the workplace, domestic households, intimate relations — should and could have as their foundation a love ethic.” — bell hooks

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking a skilled and passionate Executive Assistant to Valarie Kaur, Director of the Revolutionary Love Project. The Assistant will work closely with Kaur in all arenas of the project and help bring her teachings, stories, and calls to action to the world. Social media expertise is central to the role. Daily responsibilities include managing calendar, fielding inquiries, coordinating events, and harnessing social media for impact. The job is dynamic, exciting, and fast-paced. It offers meaningful experience at the intersection of social justice, spiritual teaching, thought leadership, and movement-building. In serving as right-hand to Kaur, the Executive Assistant will play a crucial role in our mission to inspire large-scale cultural transformation through revolutionary love. 

This is a full-time salaried position. The preference is for the candidate to be based in Los Angeles. This position includes travel throughout the U.S. to accompany Kaur on speaking engagements and public events. Candidates must be in the U.S. and have proper work authorization in order to apply.

 

 

THE ORGANIZATION 

The Revolutionary Love Project was created by Sikh American civil rights leader Valarie Kaur in response to the 2016 election season and the crises threatening our democracy, climate, and future. Our mission is to inspire and equip people to build beloved community as an internal and collective practice. Kaur teaches ten core practices of revolutionary love, backed by research and ancestral wisdom. Our goal is to seed “pockets” of revolutionary love – a critical mass of people who embody these practices in networked communities across the United States to transform culture as a whole for dignity for all.

For five years, we have staged large-scale cultural interventions for social justice and produced educational tools that advance the vision of a multiracial, multifaith society. We have grown into a national movement, infused with art and music, reaching millions of people. Our programs and campaigns have mobilized deep solidarity, prominent media coverage, and lifted the voices of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities. We are dedicated to creating a shift in culture and consciousness, what Dr. King called a “radical revolution of values.”

Our flagship offering is the See No Stranger Learning Hub. The hub presents the Revolutionary Love Compass. It animates ten core teachings for people to practice dignity for others, opponents, and ourselves. Leaders are using the hub to make revolutionary love the ethic of their school culture, campus, house of worship, or organization. Harnessing this momentum, we are now poised to grow our project into the Revolutionary Love Institute – an organization that seeds communities of practice to deliver large-scale transformation. 

We are seeking an Executive Assistant with superb communications, logistical genius, and social media savvy to support Kaur as we scale the movement for revolutionary love for decades-long impact.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

  • Manage day-to-day operations of feeds “Valarie Kaur” and “Revolutionary Love Project” (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and potential new platforms).
  • Curate and create content using our brand guide and design templates (videos, reels, graphics, and captions) 
  • Develop a monthly social media calendar to capture Kaur’s teachings and calls to action
  • Plan, capture, and create social media from live and in-person public events 
  • Identify and manage SEO initiatives and opportunities
  • Integrate social media into our campaigns, courses, and events
  • Grow our community through active posting and engagement across channels

BOOKING & CALENDAR

  • Manage calendar and schedule events and meetings
  • Field speaking and media requests and other inquiries
  • Coordinate pro-bono events, including providing hosts with materials, booking, prep, event-day logistics, and follow-up with attendees and hosts
  • Liaise with Kaur’s booking agent as needed, including attending content calls with hosts
  • Provide wrap-around support for pro-bono and paid events, including booking flights
  • Join Kaur at events and meetings, taking notes, capturing connections, and managing follow-up with attendees and hosts
  • Manage events database including filing recordings of events, preparing transcripts as needed, and maintaining relationships with hosts for future events

ADMINISTRATION & RESEARCH

  • Prepare weekly memo to prep Kaur for upcoming events, meetings, and tasks
  • Field email inbox and correspondence on behalf of Kaur and the organization
  • Conduct research for Kaur as needed to support speeches, writings, and mobilizations
  • Track and manage community requests, such as book reviews and sign-on letters
  • Manage donor database, including funds received and donor contact information
  • Track and deepen relationships with key partners and organizations 
  • Offer overall logistical support, such as managing mail, mailings, and thank you gifts 
  • Maintain project documents on google drive, including data entry in MailChimp, Google sheets, Airtable, etc.

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will champion Revolutionary Love Project’s vision, embody our values, and see themselves in the following qualifications:

  • Shows a deep and profound understanding of Valarie Kaur’s vision and public voice 
  • Ready to learn, connect, and grow 
  • Demonstrates superb writing ability
  • Shows a deep commitment to social justice
  • Brings experience working in digital marketing campaigns and/or online organizing
  • Can coordinate complex events and projects with calm 
  • Brings expertise in creating graphic and video content for social media
  • Shows a strong sense of design and aesthetics
  • Can work flexible hours and engage in rapid response
  • Can develop messaging and content in the voice of the organization and/or thought leader
  • Has experience managing multimedia campaigns in coordination with multiple streams of communication, including MailChimp, social media platforms, Slack
  • Has proficiency in Google Suite, Airtable
  • Has experience in video editing, motion graphic, and graphic design (desired, not required)
  • Has fluency in design programs (desired, not required)
  • Knows how to use a social media content scheduler and management tools such as Hootsuite, Later, Tweetdeck, etc.
  • Ready to develop and implement social media strategy, including for fundraising 
  • Shows a commitment to learning and adapting to new and emerging tech and platforms
  • Attuned to the news cycle; has their finger on the pulse of what we need as a collective
  • Demonstrates a track record in amplifying Black, Indigenous, and people of color stories 
  • Sees the big picture and can anticipate changes, suggest pivots, and adapt content
  • Brings profound care, precision, and attention to detail
  • Has experience working with thought leaders, faith leaders, movement leaders, artists, and/or influencers to promote ideas and action
  • Embodies the principles of revolutionary love in relationship with others and the world
  • Comfortable working with a remote team when needed
  • Has excellent organizational, planning, and scheduling skills 
  • Approaches work with an entrepreneurial spirit, passion, and sense of adventure
  • Values wellness and community care for themselves and their teammates
  • Demonstrates deep listening skills
  • Can speak the truth directly and with care
  • Understands the importance of joy in the labor
  • Laughs hard and often
  • Feels ignited by the Revolutionary Love Project and Kaur’s life work

Note: candidates will be reviewed starting May 23, 2022 until application closes.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary for this full-time position starts at $70-$80K and comes with a robust benefits package. Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, and a range of professional development opportunities.

 

The Revolutionary Love Project is fiscally sponsored by Community Partners and all employees are hired by the fiscal sponsor. Further details will be made available to candidates during the screening process.

HOW TO APPLY 

Click here to submit a cover letter and resume

Please submit a cover letter and resume here.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Your cover letter should describe:

  1. Your qualifications and experience.
  2. What draws you to Kaur’s message and the movement for revolutionary love.
  3. Where or how you learned of this job posting.
  4. What do you hope to give? What do you hope to receive? 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

The Revolutionary Love Project encourages applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive for a workforce that reflects the populations that we serve. Applicants from historically underrepresented communities, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, People with Disabilities, LGTBTQIA+ people, and women, are strongly encouraged to apply.