Senior Director Office of the CEO

Flamboyan Foundation
May 25, 2023
1730 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia
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Guided by the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, the Flamboyan Foundation works to ensure every child in the US and Puerto Rico receives an outstanding education. In Puerto Rico, we are focused on improving reading proficiency for students in the early grades and revitalizing the island by making strategic investments in arts, culture, and education. Our work in Washington, D.C. centers on strengthening effective family engagement in schools and school systems across the country through trainings, fellowships, and school-based partnerships.   


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. 



  •  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. 


Start date    July 2023 

  Location    This position is based out of our Washington, DC office in Dupont Circle. Flamboyan has a hybrid work schedule which is 4-days in the office and 1-day remote each week along with 1 fully remote week quarterly. Our in-person workplace design is based on our belief that being physically present with colleagues internally and partners externally is essential to building relationships and optimizes our ability to achieve our individual and collective goals | Local and national travel may be necessary | All staff must be fully vaccinated and boosted as a condition of employment unless given an approved exemption by Flamboyan for a medical or religious reason. 

  Compensation    At Flamboyan, our starting salaries are grounded in four beliefs: that we are competitive, we maintain internal equity across roles, there’s room to grow, and salaries are aligned with the market. We avoid negotiating starting salary to maintain equity across our team and we construct our salaries in such a way that staff can increase their pay as they grow within their role over time.  

 The starting salary for the Senior Director, Office of the CEO is $90,823.  

  Benefits    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). 


Reports To    CEO and Board Chair 

  Manages    None 

  Closest Collaborators    President and COO, Executive Directors, Associates, regional Executive Directors Direct Reports (DC and Puerto Rico, and Executive Assistants (DC and Puerto Rico)