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HR/IT Assistant

STATUS: Full Time
LOCATION: New York
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer / Chief Administrative Officer

General Position Summary
The David Lynch Foundation is seeking a full time HR/IT Assistant. The HR/IT Assistant will assist the CFO/CAO in overseeing all of the Foundation’s HR and IT needs in New York and HR around the country. The HR/IT Assistant will be highly organized and efficient and specialize in maintaining, troubleshooting, and optimizing the Foundation’s HR processes and IT systems.

The David Lynch Foundation is a national organization formed in 2005 by famed film director David Lynch. It is a closely knit and highly dedicated organization that works with youthful energy to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing techniques for at-risk populations including abused women and girls who have been victims of domestic violence, veterans with PTSD, first responders such as fire fighters and police officers, inner city students, homeless persons, incarcerated persons, and others. Using an evidence-based approach, the Foundation has attracted the support of national-caliber foundations and individual donors as well as many well-known personalities in the news media, entertainment and music industries.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Support the CFO/CAO in all HR & IT- related activities
  • HR Related Responsibilities
    • Assists with logging data and materials in the HRIS database, including recruiting, performance review and records platforms.
    • Maintains security and confidentiality of all information.
    • Improves systems by refining workflows and processes.
    • Supports staff and candidates in utilizing HRIS database including Benefits Management, Time Off, Goal Setting.
    • Assists with, tracks and reports on all relevant HR data, including Fingerprints, Certifications, FMLA, Disability, Worker's Comp, etc.
    • Support administration in posting new jobs, scheduling interviews, checking references, follow-up contact, and other duties as requested.
    • Gives support during training to all staff during annual benefits enrollment and as needed.
    • Maintain open dialogue with staff and establish and maintain employee discount programs.
    • Reviews benefits invoices for accuracy.
  • IT Related Responsibilities
    • Provide general desktop support for Apple operating systems (& a couple of Windows 10) for about 40 staff.
    • Maintain Google Apps and email.
    • Respond to staff help desk requests.
    • Provide assistance with copiers and printers.
    • Spyware removal as necessary.
    • Assist with networking needs and provide limited support for computing needs; occasionally taking hardware into the Apple Store to get fixed.
    • Audio-Visual set-ups as needed (for meetings, events and conference calls).
    • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
The HR/IT Assistant will have a Bachelors Degree and at least 2 years of experience in a related field.

Additional requirements for the position are:

  • High level interpersonal skills;
  • Organized and efficient worker;
  • Experienced with Apple computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Apps;
  • High-level technical & trouble-shooting skills.

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 girls who suffer from violence and abuse.

The David Lynch Foundation also funds independent university and medical school research to assess the effects of TM on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.

The effectiveness of the Foundation’s programs has been investigated at leading medical schools, including Harvard, Yale, UCLA and Stanford. In fact, over 340 peer-reviewed studies, including research funded by more than $26 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, document the wide-ranging benefits of Transcendental Meditation for relieving stress, improving overall health, and boosting creativity and performance.

More About the Position
This is a full time 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, 403(b), flex plans for medical, dependent and commuting expenses, and paid time off.

To Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements to: 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 “HR/IT Assistant” the subject of your email.

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Manager, Marketing & Communications

STATUS: Full-time position
LOCATION: New York
REPORTS TO: Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer

Key Objectives

  • Manage marketing and communications projects for David Lynch Foundation institutional identity, programs, events, fundraising appeals, e-communications, collateral materials, and websites to maximize awareness and growth.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage DLF brand and all institutional and program materials in consultation with internal and outside experts.
  • Institute and manage strategic and tactical efforts in all facets of communications and marketing.
  • Develop and maintain an organizational e-communications calendar.
  • Serve as primary liaison with social media team.
  • Event marketing:
    • Development of design brief and direction for each event.
    • Work with designer, printer, etc. on all primary and collateral materials, developing and managing timetables and budgets through efficient completion.
    • Oversight of design, development, and distribution of post-event communications.
  • Program materials:
    • Developing brief, copy, and direction for brochures and collateral materials for individual programs.
  • Organizational materials:
    • Developing project briefs and case statements.
    • Identifying organizational communication needs.
    • Preparing annual report.
    • Sourcing photography and copy.
    • Working closely with designer to complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Website
    • Performing routine updates to websites, including adding new video and narrative content, press, and event proceedings.
    • Keeping track of site and on-page analytics and continuously improving site to increase donations and subscribers.
    • Providing information for design needs.
    • Interfacing with developers as needed.
  • Fundraising appeals – in coordination with Development team and Chief Executive Officer.
    • Sourcing copy from Development team.
    • Management of printed and e-material development and web components.
  • Social Media
    • Oversight of social media editorial calendar .
    • Providing relevant information on upcoming events, press coverage, and other newsworthy items to social media team.
    • Liaising between social media team, Development and, DLF Live to ensure proper promotion of revenue-generation opportunities.
  • E-communications management
    • Overseeing design and development of all e-communications, including monthly newsletter, press announcements, event invitations, and others.
    • Tracking of open and click-through rates.
  • Budgeting and forecasting for marketing and communications projects.

Requirements

The Manager, Marketing & Communications will have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of work experience in marketing; account side experience in an advertising agency or marketing company preferred. Additional requirements include:

  • Hands-on experience in preparing and implementing e-blasts and internal marketing systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience in analytics and assessment.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Tremendous attention to detail.
  • Grace under pressure.
  • A collaborative nature.
  • Very strong work ethic.

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 a 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 resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.

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

Manager, Recovery Program

General Position Summary
This role is dedicated to developing the first fully funded DLF Recovery Program, using a comprehensive approach to build both an integrated program and a fund development strategy that will support the expansion to a new area for DLF’s work. The position will develop program opportunities and secure funding to serve clients who are engaged in programs serving clients in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. After a recently successful Recovery Program pilot, the role will be dedicated to supporting a vision of reaching a new client population whose physical and mental health will be positively impacted by having access to instruction in Transcendental Meditation.

Essential Responsibilities
All aspects of the process of building and leading DLF’s first Recovery Program:

  • Establishing DLF’s first long-term recovery program partnerships
    • Vetting and/or cultivating partnership opportunities through presentations regarding the impact of TM, program pilot, and historical research on the impact of TM.
    • Facilitating the teaching of TM to prospective partners’ leadership as the first step in developing new partnerships
    • Preparing program start-up planning for new sites
  • Generating funding to support the Recovery Program
    • Building a comprehensive, qualified pipeline of viable funding
    • Researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
    • Seeking, discussing, and submitting to individual donors with a high propensity to support a recovery program.
    • Handle the tracking of deliverables, results, and other systems.
    • Building program budget for partners and donors.

Requirements

  • 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 recovery professionals.
  • Superb judgment.
  • A professional and resourceful style.
  • The ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Experience with budget planning processes.
  • Strong work in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power-Point as well as databases (Salesforce preferred).
  • 3 years of experience working in programs dedicated to serving vulnerable populations in a social welfare, mental health, education, hospital, or other human services organization.
  • 3 years of experience in a direct-service and/or management capacity in the above organizations.
  • Transferable experience that shows skills required for building program partnerships, generating new funding /resources or both.
  • Experience with participating in program start-up operational planning: vetting and/or cultivating, strengthening, and building a vision with operational-tactical planning that includes direct services human resources, staff preparation, regulatory requirements, financial operations, and start-up timelines. This work would be supported by the national program team.
  • Experience in development, including grant and resource solicitation and management.

Skills

  • External relationship building and customer services orientation. The inclination to seek client perspective, needs, concerns and unique interests.
  • Cultural competency. The skills and ability to self-educate and interact with a wide range of vulnerable populations and service teams supporting their work.
  • Problem-solving initiative. Motivation to make things better, to seek opportunities and solutions, to ask for help, advice and thought-partnership wherever needed to work through challenges.
  • Critical thinking. The ability to identify potential challenges or obstacles with an eye to the implications of each partnership opportunity. The ability to see or seek the eye of TM experts for advice on risks of drifting away from TM model’s efficacy, program data efficacy based on partner needs, requests, operational requirements.

Interactions
Reports to: Chief Program Officer

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:
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Make the title of the position you are applying for the SUBJECT line of the email
  • 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.

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:
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Make the title of the position you are applying for the SUBJECT line of the email
  • 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.

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