Hiring Organization: 
Simons Foundation
City and State: 
New York, NY

Reporting to the Manager for Events and Administration, the Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the financial, clerical and administrative operations of the Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) Division. This individual will coordinate the activities of a busy division, including planning review meetings, assisting with large annual meetings, arranging team travel, processing reimbursements and honoraria payments, as well as managing logistics for small seminars and workshops. The MPS Coordinator will be an integral part of the division’s administrative processes.

This is a temporary opportunity that could become a permanent position for the right candidate.


  • File, create and respond to routine correspondence.
  • Prepare expense reports and manage invoices, including honoraria, via Concur for internal staff as well as external vendors (consultants, reviewers, visitors, etc.).
  • Schedule and provide support during MPS Team meetings; take and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Take proactive responsibility for the coordination of the division’s activities within and outside of the Simons Foundation; effectively manage and maintain MPS leadership and general MPS calendars, schedule appointments.
  • Manage the division’s presence on the foundation’s intranet including consistent updating of MPS meeting and events.
  • Coordinate small review meetings and workshops including polling for availability, collecting meeting materials, coordinating MPS team and Simons Foundation/Flatiron Institute leadership calendars and managing workshop participants and panelists through the life of the event.
  • Assist with large annual meetings and annual MPS advisory board meetings as needed.
  • Assist with oversight of MPS webpages on
  • Foster and build good working relationships, both internally and externally. The Coordinator must be able to work well with a variety of people.
  • Serve as liaison or main point of contact between staff and division visitors and guests, coordinating meetings and special events.
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


  • 2–4 years of experience in high-level administrative support including project management
  • 2–4 years of experience coordinating travel, handling complex calendars for various high-level personnel, scheduling and hosting events, and handling confidential information is necessary
  • Strong project management skills
  • Previous work in research or academic setting is a plus

Related Skills & Other Requirements

  • Consistent accuracy, careful attention to detail and the ability to multitask and organize many complex assignments and activities simultaneously is required
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and database software in a macOS environment
  • Familiarity with Cvent event management software
  • Resourcefulness and good judgment.
  • Willingness to take responsibility and the capacity to function well with minimal oversight
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population and a can-do spirit to help create a team culture


  • The annualized compensation range for this position is $61,000 – $70,000, depending on experience.
How to Apply: 
Please submit a résumé and cover letter stating your interest in the position.
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