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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.

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. ​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 minimum of 5 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 the needs of and opportunities for the CEO.
  • Ability to deal with the uncertainties of an evolving, dynamic organization
  • 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

Manager, Human Resources

Reports to: COO
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.

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. ​

The Manager, Human Resources ​reports directly to the COO and​ is a key player in the foundation with a focus on a wide range of HR tasks. This person will serve as the sole point of contact for all employees’ queries on HR and Benefits related topics to ensure the HR department’s operations run smoothly and effectively to deliver maximum value to the organization as a whole.

Responsibilities
The Manager, Human Resources and will be responsible for all HR functions of DLF to include, but not limited to: full-cycle recruiting (job descriptions, sourcing, screening, background checks, offer letters, onboarding/offboarding), employee benefits (open enrollment, process invoices, resolve benefit issues with vendors and employees), HRIS (Namely) administration and payroll (in conjunction with Finance team), and any employee relations issues and investigations. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Comfortable with researching and recommending new approaches, policies, and procedures to continually improve the efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Experience in developing and implementing various HR policies and procedures.
  • Manages employee leave of absence requests, promotions, internal transfers, terminations, contractors agreements, and new hires.
  • Ability to deal with the uncertainties of an evolving, dynamic organization.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G Suite.

Qualifications

  • Three (3) plus years as an HR Manager or Senior Generalist
  • Non-profit experience is a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Flexible and adept at shifting priorities
  • Work autonomously with support from COO and Operations team

To Apply

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

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