Careers

Executive Assistant to CEO

Reports to: CEO
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has helped more than 1,000,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on education, veterans, and women and children survivors of domestic violence. DLF also works with those in recovery, homeless people, prison populations, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Opportunity
DLF has undergone a remarkable transformation and it has earned broad public interest and support for its evidence-based work and proven impact. CEO Bob Roth's 2017 New York Times bestseller, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, has been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week, Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGeneres, and many others.

DLF has a refined strategy in place and is now poised for another phase of impact, putting the organization in a position to help relieve suffering for tens of thousands more people experiencing the debilitating effects of traumatic stress. The Executive Assistant to CEO will play a critical role in our organization by providing high quality administrative support to the CEO to ensure that the CEO operates efficiently and effectively. Specifically, the EA will manage the CEO’s email, travel, and daily calendar; prepare for meetings and events; and oversee a variety of administrative tasks that require close attention to detail. The EA serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CEO.

Responsibilities

  • Organization and Communication: Serve as the primary point of contact for external constituents for the CEO, receiving and tracking numerous requests via phone and email for meetings, speaking engagements, and other action items. Manage and organize the CEO’s email. Work closely with the CEO to help prioritize the CEO’s evolving list of responsibilities and requests against organization-wide goals and deadlines. Ensure that the CEO’s schedule reflects most current priorities. Regularly communicate directly and on behalf of the CEO, in a highly professional manner, with Board members, donors, clients, foundation staff, and others.
  • Collaboration and Preparation: Regularly collaborate with colleagues, including senior leadership team members, to effectively prepare and brief the CEO for meetings, events, and speaking engagements.
  • Travel and Scheduling: Coordinate the scheduling and logistics for internal and external meetings on the CEO’s calendar. Book and confirm meeting times, participants, and locations; build prep time, work time, and follow-up time into CEO’s calendar to effectively manage top priorities. Arrange CEO travel including flights, lodging, and ground transportation. Manage, reconcile, and submit expense reports for the CEO.

Qualifications
The EA will be a highly motivated self-starter with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience providing effective administrative support to top-level executives. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Highly detail-oriented and organized with an ability to multitask and respond to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including foundation staff, board members, major donors and external partners.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who works well independently and with professional discretion to anticipate needs of and opportunities for CEO.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Excellent management, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
  • A strong ethic of service and desire to be a part of a fun, hard-working team.
  • An unwavering commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • High level of interpersonal maturity, grace, self-awareness, and sound judgment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated with internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to
careers@davidlynchfoundation.org

Senior Director, Development

Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has helped more than 1,000,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on education, veterans, and women and children survivors of domestic violence. DLF also works with those in recovery, homeless people, prison populations, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Opportunity
DLF has undergone a remarkable transformation and it has earned broad public interest and support for its evidence-based work and proven impact. CEO Bob Roth's 2017 New York Times bestseller, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, has been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week, Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGeneres, and many others.

The Senior Director, Development will be responsible for a variety of functions. He/she is a key part of the Development team responsible for supporting the Major Gifts, Individual, and Corporate Giving teams in driving a robust, multi-faceted fundraising program designed to significantly increase revenue over the next several years. In addition to maintaining a portfolio of donor prospects for cultivation and solicitation, this position will also be responsible for creating and curating content for annual appeals, DLF newsletters, donor & corporate proposals, campaigns, and impact reports.

This role also manages all communication with DLF Board members and donors. He/she will direct the process and organization of committee calls and board meetings for the DLF, including working with key stakeholders to create working agendas and prepare staff reports.

Lastly, he/she will work closely with the Executive Vice President to leverage relationships, execute events, and expand contract opportunities in Washington, DC. This position will serve as lead staff in understanding, recommending, and handling appropriate RFPs and related invoicing/reporting that will grow this important revenue stream.

Responsibilities
Individual Giving:

  • Conduct prospect research to identify and profile prospective donors in NY & Washington DC, drawing on publicly available information and internal records, among other resources.
  • Help prepare strategy briefings for Development, Corporate Partnership, Center for Health and Wellness (CHW) staff, and DLF leadership in advance of meetings and telephone calls with prospects and donors.
  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Advancement to write content for donor mailings, e-solicitations, new donor welcome series’, holiday communications, and integrated direct response, impact reports, etc.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Advancement create and develop fundraising marketing collateral, including overviews, pamphlets, proposals, presentations, etc.
  • Help manage annual fundraising and marketing/communications calendars.
  • Prepare reports for board and development committee meetings.

Major Gifts:

  • Lead the development of a robust culture of both short and long-term donor recognition, event conversion, stewardship and engagement strategies to support annual giving program, mid-level and major gifts to diversify and grow individual contributions.
  • Maintain a portfolio of donors with cultivation plans for each prospect.
  • Develop moves management strategies to increase annual giving by deepening engagement, providing ongoing communication and showing programmatic impact and return on the donor’s investment. Provide strategic and consultative support to staff for pipeline development, prospect management, solicitation strategies, proposal development and effective stewardship practices for all development staff to employ a culture of philanthropy with a donor-centric approach.
  • Create tracking systems and ensure the accuracy of donor information to hold staff accountable for portfolio creation, calls, visits and donor touchpoints in Salesforce with personal dashboards for all development staff.
  • Work in collaboration with the senior leadership and events team to identify prospects, host cultivation events, and develop and solicit major gifts.

Board:

  • With the Chief Development Officer, develop consistent Board & Donor Communications strategies and outreach to enhance board engagement and communications.
  • Manage Board projects & requests, as assigned.
  • Coordinate monthly Committee Meeting calls and follow up, as needed.
  • Assist with Board meeting agenda development.
  • Partner with Finance and IT’s Salesforce Team to develop and implement an effective tracking system to evaluate and maintain DLF’s current board pledge system to document revenue growth from national and local board members and their networks.

Government Affairs:

  • Work closely with the EVP, DLF in the planning and execution of the Washington DC strategy as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a development department or relevant work experience supporting the cultivation and stewardship of donor relationships.
  • Experience in writing campaigns, proposals, reports and marketing collateral.
  • Experience conducting research using secondary source material.
  • Computer literacy; proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and their Google Suite components required (Mac product familiarity and donor database experience is preferable). Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Excellent organizational, research, and written/verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to multitask, initiating, prioritizing, and following through on concurrent projects.
  • Ability to think strategically and to anticipate and orchestrate next steps.
  • Ability to balance big-picture thinking with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and the highest level of professionalism.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to professional growth and learning.
  • Comfort working with basic financial data.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Commitment to the David Lynch Foundation’s mission and the ability to translate that commitment into donor communications.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to
careers@davidlynchfoundation.org

back to top