Special Assistant to the President

The Overbrook Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a family foundation that supports organizations advancing human rights and conserving the natural environment.  Founded in 1948, the Foundation has a thirteen-member Board of Directors and a professional staff of six. The Foundation awarded approximately $9 million in grants in 2022.


Based in NYC and able to work in person at the Foundation’s offices in Midtown at least three days per week, the Special Assistant supports the Foundation’s President in all areas of activity, assisting with scheduling, correspondence, research, writing, grants management, and the overall operations of the Foundation.  The Special Assistant also spends about 25% of their time supporting the Foundation’s environmental grant-making working in close coordination with the Foundation’s Lead Environmental Advisor.

An excellent, confident and detail-oriented writer, the Special Assistant is able to produce a wide array of documents, from minutes to research papers to external correspondences to memos, with minimal revision required from others, and provides incisive and detailed proof-reading and copy-editing support to their colleagues. Analytical and organized, the Special Assistant will perform research for the Foundation and distill complicated topics into digestible takeaways by harnessing their powers as an effective communicator and through their mastery of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. A natural and independent problem-solver, the Special Assistant can receive a general description of a task that needs to be completed and immediately understand and execute the different steps that need to be taken, navigating challenges to bring the project to completion with minimal oversight. Collegial, professional, and with a sense of humor, the Special Assistant, as a key member of a small team, is ready to take on a variety of assignments as needed and happy to lend a hand with all manner of work.


$60,000 - $70,000


Click here for more information or to apply. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include “Special Assistant – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.   In your short cover letter, please address why you are interested in working at The Overbrook Foundation. Due to a large volume of requests, we will not be able to confirm that we received your application. No phone calls please. The Overbrook Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes diverse applicants. Thank you in advance for your interest and work on this application!


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2023-01-09 17:40:02 -0500