Executive Assistant to the CEO

Jewish National Fund | New York, FL, United States

Posted Date 11/09/2021

About Jewish National Fund-USA:

Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic world, Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) strategic vision has been and always will be, to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. Everything we do -- every project, initiative, and campaign we take on – is integral to our vision of building and connecting to our land. We plant trees, build houses and parks, source water solutions, buy fire trucks, and improve the lives of people with special needs. We boost tourism, support Aliyah, promote Zionist education and engagement, build medical centers and trauma centers, fund agricultural and culinary research, and run an American semester abroad high school in Israel. We do all these things because each project, each program, each partnership, is consistent with our strategic vision – population growth in the north and south, connecting the next generation to Israel, infrastructure development, ecology, forestation, heritage preservation, and more -- all for the land and people of Israel.


Position overview:

Jewish National Fund-USA seeks to recruit an Executive Assistant to the CEO. We are looking for an experienced Executive Assistant who is passionate about office administration. This candidate will work with and report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and will work with other members of Executive Management, as well as donors, staff, and outside vendors. This position is located in Jewish National Fund’s Manhattan office.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Answering phones and scheduling calls/meetings as needed
  • Calendar management
  • Drafting of correspondence
  • Responsible for dictation
  • Meeting notices
  • Agendas for meetings
  • Processing check requests and expenses
  • Processing certificates for donors
  • Coordinating all matching gifts from donors and organizations
  • Signing and automate filing system
  • Filling in for other Executive Assistants to assist Executive Management team when needed
  • Other duties as needed


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years previous work experience
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), including sophisticated spreadsheets and databases
  • Superb interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication ability
  • Experience with dictation software or providing dictation services
  • General understanding of Hebrew language, fluency or speaking ability a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Israel geography
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently
  • Previous experience working with figures is highly desirable


 At Jewish National Fund, we have:

  • An incredible mission backed by hundreds of thousands of partners, our donors, who support the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere
  • An enthralling 120-year history as one of the world's oldest environmentally focused philanthropic organizations
  • An inclusive, supportive, and collaborative work culture where we play as a team, support each other and nurture creative minds
  • A bold One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade that's creating infrastructure, environmental, and economic opportunities to attract 500,000 people to Israel's Negev Desert and 300,000 people to the Galilee
  • An active and engaged lay leadership that supports and guides our professional team and our organization's direction
  • Days off for Jewish holidays (in addition to the secular US holiday calendar) along with "3pm Fridays"
  • Opportunities to visit Israel
  • Top-notch Healthcare plus Dental and Vision, employer-paid Life Insurance, and Short and Long-term Disability
  • 403(b) and Generous Employer Contributions
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