Program Assistant, Thriving Cultures
The Surdna Foundation, a New York City-based family foundation, seeks a Program Assistant for its Thriving Cultures Program. Founded by John E. Andrus in 1917, the Surdna Foundation has endowment assets of over $1 billion and an annual grantmaking budget of over $40 million. Surdna focuses on three grantmaking areas: Inclusive Economies, Sustainable Environments, and Thriving Cultures. The Foundation aims to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States. The work environment at Surdna is team oriented, collegial, and one in which diversity and inclusion are valued.
The Thriving Cultures Program Assistant plays a key role in managing the day-to-day administration and related activities of a three-person team composed of the Program Director, a Program Officer, and the Program Assistant. The position combines administrative and operational responsibilities that help the program meet its goal of investing in artists, designers, media makers, and culture bearers of color who work with their communities to radically imagine, practice, and amplify a racially just future with equitable outcomes for all. This position offers exceptional access to the field of arts and culture and to the practice of philanthropy. It provides a great experience for a candidate interested in the role of arts in the building of sustainable and equitable communities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Administrative Support (75 percent). Core functions include the following activities:
Programmatic Support (25 percent). Key functions include:
Cross-Programmatic Work: In addition, the Program Assistant helps to ensure strong connections with Surdna’s other programs (Inclusive Economies and Sustainable Environments), Foundation-wide initiatives, and outside partners. Related tasks include:
The ideal candidate has a demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice and equity. The ideal candidate is a systems thinker, and executes with a high attention to detail and in a timely manner. The candidate should be an excellent collaborative worker, an agile problem solver, and possess the ability to handle several administrative tasks simultaneously with patience and composure in a productive and demanding work environment.
Compensation & Benefits: This position has a minimum starting annual salary of $60,000 and offers an excellent comprehensive employee benefits package
Please apply at https://bit.ly/2pnEmMp
No phone calls, please.
Surdna Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQI+ applicants.