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Director of Institutional Giving


General Position Summary
The Director of Institutional Giving plays an essential role on the David Lynch Foundation philanthropy team. The successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Philanthropy Officer and work closely with the Chief Program Officer as well as other positions to maintain, and significantly expand, Foundation support for DLF’s programs. The position will also develop and implement a Corporate Foundation funding program to build new opportunities and reach those companies who have demonstrated a commitment to the populations that DLF serves.


Essential Responsibilities
The Director of Institutional Giving is a Development professional with experience in foundation and corporate giving fundraising. Key responsibilities include:

  • All activities required to research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Ability to interest lapsed funders – and new prospective funders – in the work of DLF and gain opportunities to introduce DLF to these companies and develop funding support.
  • Manage the Institutional Giving pipeline and database for institutional funders and prospects.
  • Identify highest potential funders and new strategies for gaining institutional support.
  • Establish and maintain contact with foundations and corporations and recommend activities that brings them into contact with DLF programs and management.
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer and program staff to build program budgets for Institutional outreach.
  • Comply with all interim and final grant reporting as required by foundation and corporate donors.
  • Develop and maintain the Institutional Giving calendar and efficiently manage these deadlines.

  • Requirements
    The Director of Institutional Giving will have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years working in Development in an Institutional Giving capacity as well as the following characteristics:

    • A mission-driven orientation with the energy to grow Institutional Giving on behalf of DLF.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to inspire the respect and confidence of stakeholders, fundraising prospects, and foundation and corporate professionals.
    • Superb judgment.
    • A professional and resourceful style.
    • The ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects.
    • Experience with donor databases and the ability to optimize their use in support of fundraising needs.
    • Experience with budget planning processes.
    • Strong work in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power-Point as well as databases (Salesforce preferred).
    • An articulate spokesperson on behalf of the David Lynch Foundation, its mission and organizational culture.

    Interactions
    Reports to: Chief Philanthropy Officer
    Supervises: The position has partial access to the Development Assistant.


    About the David Lynch Foundation
    The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

    • Underserved inner-city students.
    • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
    • Women and children dealing with domestic abuse.
    • Other at-risk populations.

    More About the Position
    This is full-time, salaried position based in the New York City offices of the Foundation in midtown Manhattan. After an initial employment period, employees become eligible for the Foundation’s comprehensive employee benefits package, including group health and dental plans, voluntary vision, life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance, flex plans for medical, dependent and commuting expenses and paid time off.


    To Apply

    To apply for a posted position at the David Lynch Foundation, please follow these instructions carefully:

    • Send cover letter, resume, and salary history or requirements to:
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    • Documents can be accepted as plain text, MS Word, or PDF only;
      no other attachment types will be opened

    While we regret that we cannot personally respond to each inquiry, trust that we will contact you directly if your qualifications meet our requirements.

    The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest in working with us.

Administrative Assistant for Office of the CEO


General Position Summary
The David Lynch Foundation seeks an administrative assistant for the office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The administrative assistant will serve a key role in scheduling various types of meetings and meditation courses, maintaining a highly detailed and busy calendar, and frequently updating the status spreadsheet for VIP follow-ups. This position serves as a critical support role for the office of the CEO which includes two executive assistants. It is a great opportunity for an ambitious junior-level administrative assistant to further develop a range of key skills that can lead to establishing oneself as a top executive assistant.

The position calls for a highly energetic, results-driven individual who enjoys working with a dynamic and passionate CEO who is dedicated to the mission of helping others. Job requirements include: strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as administrative and organizational skills. The ability to work well with an with a team is important. The ideal person will be skilled and experienced in working under high pressure, while maintaining a positive can-do attitude. Someone who can prioritize effectively, complete tasks in a timely manner, show initiative, and be two steps ahead in planning and supporting the team would be the perfect person for this role. On occasion, long hours may be required. A wide variety of activities and confidential matters are to be managed with discretion.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides support for the CEO and back-up support for two executive assistants.
  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO and executive assistant support team including: scheduling and confirming meetings for an active calendar via email and phone; maintaining and updating status report/activity tracking spreadsheet for all active clients; completing expense reports; sending invoices.
  • Daily meticulous review of CEO's calendar, adds critical details, i.e., addresses, phone numbers, bio information; checks for scheduling discrepancies or meeting conflicts and re-schedules meetings when necessary.
  • Closely screens CEO's incoming emails and proactively notates any events, speaking engagements, meeting or meditation class requests for CEO's consideration.
  • Maintains an active running list of updates, follow-up items, for the CEO – always prepared to go over that list.
  • Sends weekly and/or as-needed scheduling and follow-up emails.
  • Prioritizes tasks; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Wrangles internal staff members for meetings with the CEO.
  • Communicates and strategizes daily with executive assistant support team.
  • Enters and maintains data of all CEO's donors and prospects in SalesForce, the Foundation's database.
  • Provides back-up support to two executive assistants on a variety of tasks including daily lunch, errands, meeting confirmations, flights/travel information, travel itineraries and meeting agendas, documents and materials for meetings and speaking engagements; meeting room setup.
  • Helps out as needed with the fundraisers and special events.
  • Answers incoming calls and places phone calls on behalf of the CEO's office.
  • Covers the front reception desk as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will have 2 - 5 years of administrative assistant experience in a similar setting and a bachelor's degree is preferred. Great position for a "go­getter", as it requires a lot of multitasking, heavy scheduling, calendar maintenance, project tracking, and follow-up. The needs of the ED are constantly changing/evolving so it is important to be adaptable and calm under pressure or stress.

  • A dedicated team player by nature, a strategic thinker, organizer, and master scheduler who thrives in an ever-changing, priority-shifting, fast-paced environment.
  • Daily coordination of all tasks and priorities with two executive assistants.
  • Precision, attention-to-detail, the ability to work at a fast-pace and shift priorities with ease is required.
  • Must be proactive, creative, persistent, resourceful and self­-motivated; have a system­ oriented work ethic and be highly organized.
  • Strong judgment, communication and critical thinking skills are a must.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and interface with high profile personalities in a professional manner is required.
  • Familiarity with the Transcendental Meditation technique and an interest in the Foundation's programs, strongly desired but not required.
  • High level of proficiency in all common office technology and generally excellent computer savvy required, including Mac and basic MS Excel proficiency.
  • Experience working with computer databases (Salesforce) is desired, but not required.
  • Great opportunity for a driven, smart assistant looking to further develop the executive management skills required to support a senior executive.

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

  • Underserved inner-city students.
  • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
  • Women and children dealing with domestic abuse.
  • Other at-risk populations.

More About the Position
This is full-time, salaried position based in the New York City offices of the Foundation in midtown Manhattan. After an initial employment period, employees become eligible for the Foundation’s comprehensive employee benefits package, including group health and dental plans, voluntary vision, life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance, flex plans for medical, dependent and commuting expenses and paid time off.


To Apply

Send materials to: Human Resources, The David Lynch Foundation, at:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted. Please make "Administrative Assistant to CEO" the subject of your email.

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest in working with us.