Executive Assistant to the CEO @ The Tikvah Fund

Executive Assistant to the CEO

The Tikvah Fund operates a diverse array of educational programs—targeted to young Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations—which attract some of the most spirited, thoughtful, and leadership-oriented students in the country. In Tikvah’s seminar rooms—both online and in-person—students engage the bedrock texts, ideas, persons, and animating values of the Jewish, Zionist, American, and Western traditions.

Tikvah is seeking an Executive Assistant to the CEO to support the CEO in his myriad of leadership responsibilities throughout the organization. The successful candidate will be at the very heart of Tikvah and will help strengthen the organization through the following duties and responsibilities:

• General CEO Support – Join the CEO in meetings, diarize and take notes, ensure follow up, and help prepare CEO for engagements.

• Scheduling and Communications – Triage emails into the CEO and help draft communications from the CEO. Maintain CEO’s schedule and set appointments/engagements thereon.

• Personal Support – Aid the CEO in managing some of his personal financial and clerical affairs. Run occasional errands.

• Office Management – Ensure the smooth running of Tikvah’s headquarters, including managing supplies, vendor relationships, and office-based events.

• Executive Office Organization – Manage meeting requests, engagements, and help direct the flow of information in and out of the executive office. File (paper and digitally) various documents.

• Provide limited similar support to the COO.
This is either a full-time or four-days-per-week position, based in our Midtown East office. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid time off for Jewish and national holidays, and short Fridays.


Required Qualifications
• Five+ years of C-level executive support
• Highest personal and professional integrity
• Extreme proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel)
• Ability to juggle competing priorities
• Eagerness to help Tikvah advance its mission
• Excellent organizational skills and extremely detail-oriented
• A team player with a great attitude and an excellent work ethic; operating with a sense of urgency and a drive to excel
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize efficiently and effectively
• A high degree of integrity and professionalism; dealing with sensitive information with discretion
• An appreciation of Tikvah’s mission and worldview
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Knowledge of Jewish community and/or Hebrew language skills preferred



About the Tikvah Fund
The Tikvah Fund is community of passionate people united in the belief that ideas and education are powerful and the birthright of every Jew. In America, the Tikvah Fund operates and supports a diverse array of programs, including:

• Tikvah Online Academy – Launched during COVID, Tikvah Online Academy will educate 1,000 students this year from all across the country—and around the world. TOA students come from public schools and Jewish day schools to study the bedrock texts and ideas of the Jewish, Zionist, American, and Western traditions.

• Tikvah Scholars Program – The Tikvah Scholars Program brings the best-and-brightest Jewish high schoolers—from every background—together for a two-week residential institute at Yale University. At Yale, our students study with leading professors from top universities to explore the interconnectivity of the Jewish and Western civilizations and to explore the future of Jewish leadership in America.

• The Beren-Tikvah Collegiate Forum – We bring some of the top Jewish college students together from around the country to engage with us—and each other—around the bedrock ideas of American exceptionalism and the Jewish role in our country’s unfolding narrative.

• Jewish Review of Books – The Tikvah Fund publishes the best-in-class Jewish Review of Books to advance Jewish scholarship and culture in the most meaningful way possible: through the prism of ideas. JRB reaches thousands of intellectually minded Jews of diverse backgrounds and unites them in a shared passion of the Jewish book.

• Mosaic – The Tikvah Fund publishes Mosaic, the convener of Jewish intellectuals, proponents of Jewish culture, and policy experts in fields that concern the Jewish people, America, and the State of Israel to discuss—in award-winning long-form essays—the most critical issues facing the Jewish people.

Tikvah believes that Jewish values—and their understanding and application—are key to the future of the Jewish people and the West. Join us and help shape the future. Learn more about Tikvah at www.tikvahfund.org.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter — use subject "Executive Assistant" — to Rabbi Hershel Lutch, Chief Operating Officer, at [email protected] We will consider each response carefully, but will contact only those individual candidates in whom we are interested. The Tikvah Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to an inclusive work environment, and we welcome a diverse pool of candidates for this search.
[email protected]


Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, transportation, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-06
  • Times this job has been viewed: 185 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Executive Assistant
  • Organization Type: Foundations
Job Location
The Tikvah Fund
165 E 56th St, 4th Floor
New York , New York 10022
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