Dress for Success Worldwide, a global organization with nearly 145 affiliates across the globe, is seeking an energetic self-starter with a strong commitment to the organization’s mission to fill the role of Affiliate Relations Associate in our New York City office. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The Affiliate Relations Associate will join the team that oversees the governance, overall efficacy and compliance of the Dress for Success affiliates in 23 countries.
1. Assisting with the management of applications for new Dress for Success locations:
-Responding to requests for information.
-Reviewing affiliate proposals and other submissions.
-Conducting additional location research/assessments.
-Working with the chief affiliate growth and sustainability officer and other staff to select sites for approval and expansion.
2.Support the Affiliate Relations team and Dress for Success affiliates by:
-Collaborating with Affiliate Relations staff, other teams and affiliates to help produce onboarding materials, training and policy guides.
-Ensuring compliance with internal policies, procedures and branding.
-Assisting with planning and production of Affiliate Leadership Conference.
-Assisting with special projects.
3.Perform various writing tasks, including instruction manuals, correspondence, progress reports and monthly affiliate newsletter.
4.Additional administrative and other tasks as needed.
1.Excellent oral and written communication.
2.Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
3.Capacity to interact and correspond effectively with diverse populations through a variety of mediums.
4.Adept at learning new software and technologies.
5.Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Typical work hours and days are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available between 9:30AM – 3:30 PM and must work 37.5 hours each week to maintain full-time status.
Limited travel may be required.
Required Education and Experience
2.At least one to two years of professional experience.
3.Proficiency with technology, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
Preferred Education and Experience
1.Familiarity with a range of software platforms.
2.Experience in or knowledge of the non-profit sector.
Dress for Success is an equal opportunity employer.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Dress for Success Worldwide observes the following paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous People’s Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and the Employee’s Birthday. We are also closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day; this is a paid holiday for permanent employees.
Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Days
Full-time employees accrue 15 PTO days (3 of which may be used as personal days) each calendar year. Your first year’s allocation will be pro-rated depending upon your start date. PTO days must be used in ½ day increments. Employees receive an additional 5 days for each additional 5 years of service. Up to 5 days may be carried over to the next year. Accrual stops when you have maxed out your annual allocation plus 5 days.
Full-time employees accrue 5 sick days at a rate of 1 hour sick time for every 30 hours worked up to 5 sick days per calendar year. Sick days may be used in ½ day increments. New employees are allowed 1 day off in their first 90 days of employment.
Dress for Success Worldwide offers four health insurance plan options for employees through our ADP partnership. Employees may sign up upon hiring with coverage starting on the 1st day of the first full month of employment. For traditional PPO and EPO plans, we pay 75% of the lowest priced plan option for the employee and 55% of the lowest priced plan option for families, or the equivalent toward the other plan options. We also have a high deductible plan that is designed to work with an HSA account; we pay 75% of that plan’s premiums for employees and 55% for family options plus one third of the annual maximum to the employee’s HSA. FSA accounts are also available for employees wishing to contribute pre-tax dollars toward health expenses. The plan year runs from June 1 to May 31. Open enrollment occurs in the spring when employees can choose to keep or change plan