Executive Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Description: Full-Time

Salary: $44,000 – $50,000 

Avodah Overview:
Avodah believes that Jewish leaders have the power to help change our country for the better. We train and support early- and mid-career Jewish young adults with the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to contribute their skills and passion to advancing social justice across the country and deepen the fabric of our diverse Jewish communities. Additionally, we help the Jewish community identify how to address the root causes and effects of poverty in the United States. Avodah’s Jewish Service Corps, Justice Fellowship, Alumni Network, and Community Engagement programs have sparked thousands of Jewish leaders to do justice work, added millions of dollars in critical staff capacity to anti-poverty organizations, and helped strengthen Jewish life in the United States.

Position Overview:
We are seeking an Executive Assistant to join the Avodah national staff and provide administrative support to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant supports scheduling and logistics, manages email flow, serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors, is the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, and oversees special projects. The position is based in New York City.

About You:
You have impeccable standards, with meticulous attention to detail. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to build relationships with a diverse set of people including staff, board members, external partners and donors. You are proactive at getting your work done and a creative problem solver. You have a high degree of professionalism and emotional maturity, with the ability to maintain confidential information with discretion. You know how to handle matters expeditiously, and will follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures. You have the ability to handle a large volume of work from various sources, prioritize and multi-task, and proactively communicate about this. You are calm, even in challenging or fast-paced situations.

Other Qualifications:
● Proficiency in Google Documents and Excel, and quick learner of new technology.
● Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends a must.
● Ability to travel.
● Understanding of Jewish community and social justice is a plus.

Responsibilities Include:
● Oversee the Executive Director’s scheduling and travel; coordinate meetings with internal and external stakeholders, provide relevant prep materials and appropriate follow-up.
● Work closely and effectively with the Executive Director to keep her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
● Read and prioritize Executive Director’s email; respond to as much as possible and help her manage and respond to email.
● Provide support to the Board of Directors including communications, meeting prep, scheduling, agendas and materials, logistics, minutes, and maintaining the board website.
● Assist with coordination and logistics of board meetings, all-staff meetings, and annual staff retreat.
● Communicate directly on behalf of the Executive Director with board members, donors, and other staff.
● At the discretion of the Executive Director, provide a range of assistance, including calendar and scheduling support, to other senior staff.
● Work on special projects for the Executive Director as assigned.

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to Jackie Sam at [email protected] Please include “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants granted an interview. Applications will be accepted until we hire, but we strongly encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by July 15th, 2019. Interviews will be set up on a rolling basis.

Salary: $44,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience, including benefit package that
includes medical, dental, 401(k), flex plan.

Avodah is an equal opportunity employer. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from poor or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.