The Pop Culture Collaborative (“the Collaborative”) is a ﬁrst-of-its-kind philanthropic resource and funder learning community working to transform the narrative landscape in America around people of color, immigrants and refugees, Muslims, and Indigenous peoples—especially those who are women, queer, transgender, and/or disabled—through partnerships between the social justice sector and the entertainment, advertising, and media industries.
With the vision and backing of a bold set of philanthropic investors (“Managing Partners”) and other donors, in 2016 the Collaborative began building a ﬁve-year grantmaking fund to advance this vital work – and accelerate the impact of artists, social justice advocates, culture change strategists, tech innovators, academics, and others to affect change through entertainment and narratives in mass media.
For more about the Pop Culture Collaborative, visit www.popcollab.org.
The Pop Culture Collaborative is seeking an experienced, innovative and visionary Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer who will work closely with her, and collaboratively with the broader, entrepreneurial team to advance the ambitious ﬁeld-building and cultural impact goals of the organization. This thoughtful leader will also select and manage a diverse set of project speciﬁc consultants and content producers to ensure successful execution and representation of the work.
The Chief of Staff to the CEO role requires strong leadership skills and entrepreneurial instincts. The successful candidate will be expected to act with self-direction, a collaborative spirit, and an advanced level of social emotional intelligence.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer, the Chief of Staff to the CEO will lead in the research & development and design of a range of special initiatives, including the incubation of new programs, cultivation of new donor relationships and emergent communities of practice within philanthropy and the ﬁeld, development of internal documents and published work, and management of key relationships within the ecosystem of the Pop Culture Collaborative partners and allies.
Expand philanthropic support of pop culture for social change ﬁeld
Using best practices for community building, support the Collaborative’s goal to grow and sustain a thriving community of pop culture for social change grantmakers and donors.
Support the growth of a networked, resourced community
Advance the Collaborative’s thought leadership and storytelling
With vision and ambition, collaborate with the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer and broader staff to share the vision, strategy, impact, and brand story of the Pop Culture Collaborative by developing a range of communications, strategy, and storytelling assets.
Actively contribute to the effectiveness and success of the Collaborative team
Location / Travel
The Pop Culture Collaborative is a small team that operates remotely (work from home)
from all around the country. While this role is also remote, it will require travel (20%) once pandemic restrictions are lifted. NYC-based preferred, but not required.
This is a salaried position at an annual range of $85,000 to $95,000 based on experience. This role is for full-time employment that includes the Collaborative’s beneﬁts package: paid vacation, personal, and sick leave; standard health, dental, and vision; employer contributions to a 401k retirement account; parental/dependent leave; and a commuter transit beneﬁt.
Deesha Dyer from Hook & Fasten has been retained for this search. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 professional references to [email protected] with the subject line: PCC - Chief of Staff. If you require alternate accommodations to apply, please inquire at [email protected] . All applications and inquiries are kept conﬁdential.
The Pop Culture Collaborative is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. (RPA). RPA is an equal opportunity employer. For more on The Pop Culture Collaborative, visit www.popcollab.com.
Hook & Fasten is a social impact consulting ﬁrm that builds transformational partnerships between communities and corporations around the globe. For more on Hook & Fasten, please visit www.hookandfasten.com.