Special Assistant to the Chair

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/12/2024 3:44 PM)
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Criminal Justice and Legal-Related
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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Integrity Initiatives International


Integrity Initiatives International (integrityinitiatives.org) is an international NGO focused on combatting grand corruption by strengthening the enforcement of criminal laws against corrupt leaders, also known as kleptocrats. III works to end grand corruption by: supporting national measures, such as the recently created High Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine; promoting understanding of the close connection between human rights and anti-corruption organizations; forging a network of young people dedicated to combatting corruption in their own countries and around the world; and catalyzing a campaign to establish the International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC).


III is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (tsne.org).



The Special Assistant to the Chair of III works in Boston, Massachusetts and reports directly to the Chair of III, United States District Judge Mark Wolf. This Special Assistant also works closely with the Managing Director and Program Director, the Program Assistant, and the III Advisory Board. The III board includes judges, former appointees of the President of the United States, former college presidents, and other highly educated and accomplished people.

In particular, the Special Assistant to the Chair of III plays an important role in the campaign for the IACC. III has published a Declaration in Support of the Creation of the IACC, which has been signed by over 300 prominent individuals from 80 countries. Working to establish the IACC has been included in the official foreign policies of Canada and the Netherlands. Ecuador, Nigeria, Moldova, and the European Parliament have also called for the Court’s creation. III is working closely with these governments and a growing global coalition of civil society organizations to campaign for the IACC. Momentum to establish the IACC is increasing at an accelerating rate.

The Special Assistant to the Chair of III is a unique opportunity for a new or recent graduate to gain experience working closely with III’s board and partners, who include leading international jurists, former cabinet ministers, and civil society leaders, among other prominent individuals from around the world.

The position is temporary for 12 months, after which time there is the possibility of an extension or the transition to regular employee based on III’s needs. For the excellent candidate, there may be opportunities for significant professional growth as the scope of III’s work expands.


Essential Funtions

  • Support the Chair in his daily work on III projects;
  • Schedule and participate in meetings with partners, board members, and other prominent individuals;
  • Write a detailed summary of each meeting;
  • Maintain the Chair’s list of priorities, additional action items, and calendars;
  • Organize and distribute materials prior to meetings, including Executive Committee meetings and meetings of III’s Board of Directors;
  • Organize events such as webinars, conferences, and meetings with partners;
  • Conduct research and write memos on matters concerning international law, grand corruption, and anti-corruption efforts;
  • Draft and edit communications materials, including newsletters, press releases, brochures, executive summaries, social media content, etc.;
  • Maintain III’s electronic and paper records. Electronic records include a Google Drive, emails from partners, online publications, contacts lists, and other similar records. Paper records include folders for each initiative, business cards and contact information, to-do lists for the Chair, and other similar records;
  • Maintain III’s website using SquareSpace;
  • Prepare itineraries and travel arrangements for the Chair and other partners when necessary;
  • Provide administrative support for fundraising efforts such as draft emails, research individuals and foundations, draft or edit grant proposals and grant reports, and keep detailed notes of III’s fundraising history;
  • Support the management of III’s finances with Third Sector New England (TSNE), including drafting budgets, submitting expense reports, tracking contributions, sending acknowledgement letters, fulfilling invoices, and writing financial reports;
  • Manage III interns when necessary.

Other duties as assigned by the Chair.


Special Requirements

  • Ability to work early in the morning or in the evening to communicate with the Chair of III and with board members and partners around the world;
  • Travel within the United States and abroad;
  • Must have or be able to obtain a passport;
  • Ability to work for III for at least 12 months, with the possibility of extension.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Authorized to work in the United States;
  • Bachelor’s degree (required) or a master’s degree (preferred);
  • 0-3 years of professional experience;
  • Experience in law, politics, international relations, or a related field;
  • Experience working for a non-profit preferred;
  • Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • A high level of responsibility and accountability;
  • An entrepreneurial attitude and an ability to act independently;
  • A passion for ending grand corruption;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good, independent judgment in dealing with members of III’s board and its partners.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen is an essential aspect of the position;
  • There may be a need to lift and/or move materials or equipment;
  • Ability to work early in the morning or in the evening to communicate with the Chair of III and with board members and partners around the world;
  • Effectively communicate with others;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally;
  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up materials or equipment;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very low;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be very low;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be performed in Boston, MA.

Schedule: Full-time Monday – Friday including early mornings and occasional nights and weekends.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $43,000 - $50,000/yr and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and health leave time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/III strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/III prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/III celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/III's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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