Posted on July 5, 2012
Grantmakers for Education
Grantmakers for Education - Executive Assistant
The Executive Assistant will provide high level administrative support to the Executive Director and assist with special projects that advance GFE’s strategic goals. Specifically, the position will support the Executive Director with daily activities, including managing the ED’s calendar, arranging meetings and travel and managing email and drafting correspondence. In addition, this position will provide scheduling and administrative support to GFE’s national board of directors and board committees, coordinate logistics for all board meetings and take board minutes. This position will also coordinate various cross-departmental projects by efficiently managing timelines, documents, meetings and communications.
Based in Portland, OR, the position will report to the Executive Director. As a premier national organization managing a full and complex agenda, the contributions of each team member are essential to the organization’s success, and this position plays a critical role in supporting the effectiveness of GFE’s leader. Thus, the successful candidate will be a highly organized professional with sound judgment who is skilled at anticipating needs and addressing them proactively. S/he must have strong oral and written communications skills, and interact with senior leaders with confidence and diplomacy.
This position is a unique opportunity to be part of an entrepreneurial, diverse and collaborative team that is enhancing the impact of education philanthropy and thus working to improve outcomes and opportunities for all students.
To apply, please submit the following materials electronically (PDF preferred) by 5 pm on Friday, July 27, 2012:
(1) A cover letter to GFE’s Executive Director, Chris Tebben, clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you’d bring to the job and how they are a good fit with the responsibilities of this position (in other words, the letter should make clear why we should consider your application over others).
(2) A resume detailing relevant experiences, work history and accomplishments.
(3) A short business writing sample such as meeting minutes (preferred) or a letter.
All three of these items must be submitted together for your application to be reviewed. Application materials should be submitted to: email@example.com. In order to expedite the internal review process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. Please note that only applications submitted electronically will be considered. No calls or other inquiries, please. We will notify all unsuccessful applicants at the completion of our hiring process.
The hiring process will include multiple interviews and a professional skills test. Anticipated start date for the position is early September, 2012.