Executive Assistant

Hiring Organization: 
The Century Foundation
City and State: 
New York, NY

The Century Foundation (TCF)—a think tank promoting progressive ideas and innovative practical solutions that advance opportunity, equality, and security—seeks an Executive Assistant based in our New York City office.

Reporting to TCF’s President, the Executive Assistant will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and other senior team leaders.


  • Providing administrative support for the President

  • Facilitate board meetings and board related events as requested by the President/COO/leadership staff including material prep, room setup, and catering    

  • Taking a proactive role in helping the President in preparation of events and activities to ensure the President has adequate materials

  • Communicating with the board for meeting and travel arrangements and drafting board meeting notes

  • Assisting in the set-up for TCF activities when requested for TCF events

  • Collecting contract information, preparing standard agreement letters, and updating Asana and other files on shared drive 

  • Resolving administrative challenges

  • Posting new job opportunities to websites

  • Undertaking special projects for the President

  • Providing administrative support for other departments as directed by the President

  • Greeting visitors to the office

Required Qualifications:

  • Willingness to learn and be involved with/assist high-level decision makers at progressive policy think tank

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized, able to manage priorities and meet deadlines

  • General office skills (email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs), database management experience

  • Strong Internet research skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Flexible, collaborative, supportive, and proactive

About TCF:

The Century Foundation is a 100-year old progressive, independent think tank that conducts timely research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We fight for economic, racial, and gender equity in education, health care, and the future of work, and beyond our borders we promote U.S. foreign policy toward a more peaceful, better governed Middle East. 

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds (Arabic or Spanish speakers are welcome). Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

How to Apply: 
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to nyassistant@tcf.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No inquiries by third-party vendors and no phone calls please.
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