Position Announcement: Executive Assistant

Morningside Center for Teaching Responsibility is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the work of the Executive Director.

Position: Full-time

Reports to: Executive Director



Morningside Center was founded in 1982 by educators who saw that young people were the key to a future without war and hatred. The organization (then called Educators for Social Responsibility Metro), began working in collaboration with New York City public schools, using engaging and interactive techniques to help both students and educators learn skills ranging from active listening to respecting differences to peer mediation. We developed new approaches and curricula aimed at fostering a supportive and equitable classroom and school community where these skills could be both learned and practiced.

Since then, Morningside Center has become a national leader in the fields of social and emotional learning (SEL) and restorative practices. We’ve partnered with hundreds of schools throughout NYC and nationally to develop and research innovative and engaging preK-12 programs including The 4Rs, C Squad, Building Belonging, Restore360, and our PAZ after-school program.

Through the years, we’ve worked closely with researchers to evaluate the impact of our work. Two major studies found that our programs have a positive effect on students’ social and emotional competency and behavior, their academic performance, and the classroom climate.


Vision & Mission:

Morningside Center envisions a society where people are active participants in creating a culture of liberation, healing, and deep connection to their communities, natural environments, and the world. Our mission is to facilitate transformative experiences for members of the school community to co-create joyful, equitable, and rigorous learning environments. Values are very important at Morningside Center. Within our organization, we try to create the same joyful, equitable, and kind community that we work to foster in schools.  

 For more information, visit https://www.morningsidecenter.org/.



The Executive Assistant supports the work of the Executive Director, including the ED’s work with Morningside’s staff and Board of Directors. A successful Executive Assistant will have strong written, verbal, and virtual communication skills, administrative and organizational skills, comfort in maintaining a realistic balance among competing priorities, eagerness and skill in developing relationships across the organization, and an ability to exercise good judgment in a wide range of situations and audiences. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.



  • Provides strong administrative and organizational support to the Executive Director, including managing an active schedule of appointments, deadlines, and obligations; preparing materials for Board and staff meetings; and moving forward communications initiated by the Executive Director.
  • Serves as main liaison between the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Plans and coordinates all meetings of the Board and its committees; prepares and executes Board communications; attends Board meetings; takes and distributes board meeting minutes, and maintains Board records.
  • Supports the Executive Director’s engagement across the organization, aided by a clear understanding of all aspects of Morningside’s work, gained over time.
  • Supports the Executive Director in following up with potential school/district partners and projects.
  • Supports the Executive Director in managing and organizing email correspondence and documents.
  • Serves as an active participant in the staff community by taking part in regular and ad hoc staff-wide and team meetings; gathering and sharing information to support the team; scheduling meetings of the full staff and staff teams, and enriching our community with their presence.



  • Experience preferred in supporting an executive director
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to respond promptly and accurately to multiple tasks with professionalism
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom, and capacity to learn new programs and systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships outside and within the organization
  • Problem-solver who seeks new opportunities and proposes solutions to problems that arise
  • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Commitment to social and racial justice and alignment with Morningside Center’s mission


How to Apply:

Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and outlook meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity to jobs@morningsidecenter.org.


Details at a Glance

Full Time Schedule

Salary: USD $50,000 - USD $60,000 / year

Commensurate with experience.



Health, dental, and vision benefits, generous vacation policy, and 403b retirement plan. The position is FLSA non-exempt (meaning that overtime will be provided per the Fair Labor Standards Act).



Mostly Remote:  Candidates in or near New York, NY preferred.  


How to Apply

Send Email

Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and outlook meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Address to jobs@morningsidecenter.org.